This beautiful organical house has become a beautiful and inspirational art gallery. It serves as a place to meet people, startup conversations and enjoy art.
ABOUT GALLERY NANDA
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The common thread throughout the concept of Gallery Nanda is our passion for Art. As the realization of a long-standing dream, we want to create a place where we can share our passion with others. Gallery Nanda is therefore a very personal story, located in the former home of mother and grandmother Ferdinanda (Nanda). In the context of an organic architecture, you can get to know various art forms and artists during the exhibitions in the gallery and the sculpture garden. Belgian design is also featured.
In addition, it is an artistic meeting place in a relaxed atmosphere, where you are also welcome for a drink in the bar or on the terrace in the sculpture garden.
Gallery Nanda is primarily an experience place where everyone is welcome and where there is always something new to experience. The temporary projects give us the opportunity to introduce new concepts and hopefully keep surprising everyone. There is only one common thread: ART!
More info https://www.gallerynanda.com/
About organic architecture
Organic architecture is a movement in architecture that emerged around 1900. The movement stems from a search for a new “style” that had to fit its own time, without reverting to stylistic features of the past. In addition, organic architecture tries to offer a solution for the strong industrialization and the use of new materials. Nowadays, organic architecture pays much attention to sustainability and quality of life.
Important founders of organic architecture include Antoni Gaudí, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Rudolf Steiner, Frank Lloyd Wright, Imre Makovecz and Louis Sullivan.
Organic architecture has no common external features, because organic architecture is about a method and underlying principles, rather than a predetermined image. Organic architecture is almost never described as a cohesive style for this reason.
Organic architecture emerged at the end of the nineteenth century. The inspiration comes from nature and the buildings fit into their surroundings. A building should not only be functional, but also reflect a feeling and an imagination. Organic architecture is almost never described as a cohesive style or movement. This probably stems from the great diversity of its representatives, such as Rudolf Steiner, Antoni Gaudí, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This diversity is also expressed in the buildings that can be seen as examples of organic architecture; anyone who sees Rudolf Steiner’s Goetheanum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings will not suspect at first glance that both belong to the same movement. Yet there are many similarities that often serve as the basis for the design; living nature and man, and especially the relationship between them, are always the figurative foundation of organic architecture.
Art Nouveau and organic architecture
A movement that also eliminates historical elements and draws inspiration from nature and man’s creativity is art nouveau or Jugendstil. After World War I, functionalism seemed to break away from the glowing forms and opulent decorations of art nouveau; industrialization and standardization manifested itself not only in the solutions to extensive social problems, but also in architecture. Organic architecture has elements in common with both art nouveau and functionalism. Jugendstil, like organic architecture, draws inspiration from nature. In Art Nouveau, this is reflected in the decoration that is separate from the function. In organic architecture, however, nature is used as the underlying principle for form.
The architect of this project was https://sylviebuyse.be/
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