about

Generiek is an architectural office based in Belgium that was founded in 2015 and is led by Lorenz Adriaens, Lando de Keyzer and Richard Leung. Recent commissions include a series of housing projects within the Flemish landscape. Our projects adopt a generic grammar of typologies and techniques as a guiding framework to claim and create spaces out of specific sites and contexts. The office is interested in working along a range of scales, from furniture to urban and territorial planning. Theoretical research is also a core aspect of the office.

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Team

Lorenz Adriaens (°Ghent, 1988)
Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Ghent, Belgium
followed by a year at the Architectural Association in London.
He has worked with Dogma, L.U.S.T. & Dierendonckblancke architects

Lando De Keyzer (°Eeklo, 1988)
Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Ghent, Belgium.
He has worked with Stéphane Beel Architects 

Richard Leung (°Hong Kong, 1991)
Graduated at the Architectural Association in London, United Kingdom.
He has worked with Herzog & de Meuron and Dyvik Kahlen Architects

Biography

Generiek is an architectural office based in Belgium and Shanghai. It was founded in 2015 and is led by Lorenz Adriaens, Lando de Keyzer and Richard Leung. Recent commissions include a series of housing projects within the Flemish landscape. Our projects adopt a generic grammar of typologies and techniques as a guiding framework to claim and create spaces out of specific sites and contexts. The office is interested in working along a range of scales, from furniture to urban and territorial planning. Theory and research forms a core aspect during our design process.

Vision

The word generic is etymologically derived from the Latin word genus, meaning to arrange and classify. In a way, to establish a sense of order, to organise and to seek coherence and commonality among disparate entities (objects, spaces and people etc.).

Sharing similar etymological roots with genesis (of birth and formation), by a generic approach to appropriating space, only then can life lived within architecture truly exist and grow. It is with this approach that Generiek practices, by first understanding the forms of life lived in contemporary society, and translating these relationships into physical space.

 

Generiek

Zeugsteeg 16

9000 Ghent(BE)

+32 9 279 94 77

mail@generiek.eu