about

Architecture is the entire impact of a building: the appearance, the use and the spatial experience of a building inside and out, in four dimensions. But it is not always possible to experience architecture in this way. At exhibitions, during lectures, and in publications, pictures must be used to communicate architecture. Thus, architects often surround themselves with various experts in representation media. Koen Van Damme is such an expert. His architectural photography is intense and concentrated, involving much more than just taking pictures. Although reality cannot be captured in a photograph, Koen Van Damme reveals essential beauty by cleverly combining fragments of the whole.

Text, Caroline Goossens, 9/21/2012

His photographs are published in Frame, P&I, Prismes Editions, Decors, A+U, Deco Magazine, Federico Motta Editore, Belgium New Architecture, Ons Erfdeel, Vimadeco, Case da Abitare, Kwintessens, de Architect, Jaarboek Architectuur, A+, a.mag, Architectural Digest, Domus

 

Books

2001 Offices, Lannoo Publishers, ISBN 90 209 46951

2002 Deutsche Bank, Sa philosophie, ses filiales

2006 Warehouses, Lannoo Publishers, ISBN 90 209 6240

2008 Experience Shopping, Lannoo Publishers, ISBN 978 90 209 7745 5

2012 Innovate, Lannoo Publishers, ISBN 978 90 209 9695 1

2012 Restaurant Designs, Lieven Musschoot, Stichting Kunstboek

2013 Vincent Van Duysen, a.mag

2015 Bontinck architecture and engineering

2015 United, Crepain Binst architecture, Lannoo publishers

2018 A baroque marvel as a Contemporary Concert Hall, Amuz, Davidsfonds Uitgeverij, ISBN 978 90 5908 941 9

 

Awards

2005 Belgian Senate Photography Prize, second prize

2005 Architekturbild, European Prize of Architectural Photography, third prize

2007 International Color Awards, nomination architectural category

2008 Black & White Spider Awards, Honorable Mention and 3 nominations

2009 International Color Awards, nominations in the categories abstract and architecture

2010 International Color Awards, nominations category of fine art

2010 Canvascollectie/Collection RTBF, 3 works selected for final exhibition in Bozar

2010 Black & White Spider Awards, nomination category of architecture

2011 International Color Awards, nomination category of architecture

2012 Archifocus, first prize professional jury

2013 Archifocus, first prize professional jury, overall winner

2014 Black & White Spider Awards, 4 nominations architectural category

2015 Black & White Spider Awards, 3 nominations architectural category

2016 Black & White Spider Awards, 1st prize Outstanding Achievement, Honorable Mention, 4 nominations

2018 Black & White Spider Awards, nomination category of architecture