October 31, 2019
Boven Bouw took on the renovation work for several 19th century buildings in one of the main shopping streets in Antwerp with small or mid-scale projects on the existing structure. In order to represent the interiors they make use of collages, which enable them to remain true to the material of mock-ups yet also to recreate the static vision of drawing. The project approach is from improvised situations. suggesting in turn spontaneous solutions, characteristic of the 19th Century approach to projects. Mies van der Rohe, from a standpoint which rejected any improvisations, often applied collage to his works even though this had a realistic rather than an evocative meaning.