The movie

Life, Assembled

Can we learn something from the housing experiments of 50 years ago? Elodie Degavre visits four adventurous Belgian elderly architects: Simone and Lucien Kroll, Jean Englebert, and Paul Petit.

Length: 90 min
Country: Frankrijk
Language spoken: Nederlands, Frans
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast:
Director: Elodie Degavre.
Release date: 2024

Description

Can we learn something from the housing experiments of 50 years ago? Elodie Degavre visits four adventurous Belgian elderly architects: Simone and Lucien Kroll, Jean Englebert, and Paul Petit. They realized experimental residential communities that stirred things up in the conservative architecture world. They also dealt with prefabrication. The documentary is a silent call for more adventure and experimentation in architecture. An inspiring film that encourages breaking open the stagnant construction world in our time. Elodie Degrave will be present for a Q&A after the screening of her film 'Life, Assembled'.

Elodie Degavre
Elodie Degavre, based in Brussels, is a passionate architect, lecturer, researcher, and film director. She has worked for various Brussels firms on public projects and teaches architectural design at UCLouvain. Growing interest in 'narrating' architecture, she regularly writes for A+ Architecture and is committed to making architecture more accessible to non-professionals.