Juliaan Lampens


Juliaan Lampens (1926) was mainly active in East Flanders. In the early years of his career, he drew more traditional designs, but after the Brussels Expo58, his ideals changed decisively. From then onwards he developed new architectural ideas and with the design of his own home, he resolutely disconnected from the architectural forms of the past.

He focused on concrete architecture and developed a very personal style. His new approach to building and living linked Lampens to the architecture of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, but there are also similarities with Japanese and Scandinavian architecture. Juliaan Lampens also designed several pieces of furniture, including his iconic stool. Woning Van Wassenhove, together with the Chapel of Kerselare (Oudenaarde, 1966) and Woning Vandenhaute – Kiebooms (Zingem, 1967), are considered to be his absolute masterpieces and important examples of Belgian modernist architecture.