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Research Center Leonardo Da Vinci (CRLDV)

Faculty of Architecture (La Cambre-Horta) | Research Centers

(Code: ULB732)

Person in charge of the unit : STERNO Jean-Marc.

The architectural research center LEONARDO DA VINCI (CRA-LDV or LDV research center) has been in existence since January 2009 within the framework of the
Higher Institute of Architecture Victor Horta. It aims to develop a research dynamic specific to the ULB's Faculty of Architecture.Its structure and
activities are set up to provide for its funding, to liberate and enhance individual initiatives, to publish and make visible research, and to participate in
national and international networks.In addition to their teaching duties, many of its members participate actively in the professional life of an architect.
One of the major strengths of the LDV research center is the combination of members with an increased knowledge of research at ULB and abroad, with
professors who are actively involved.The Leonardo da Vinci Center is particularly positioned in an interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary dynamic between
philosophy, psychology, art, architecture, landscape, sociology and town planning, thus enlarging the scope of research. This interdisciplinarity highlights a
common and complex reflection that goes beyond the disciplinary frameworks in order to reinforce and acquire competences common to the associated
disciplines.The Leonardo da Vinci Center undertakes transversal approaches along three main lines:- SPACE-TIME, the notion of the time and memory of the cities of the
21st century;- FORM, urban and architectural form in the face of the complexity of contemporary globalized cities;- NEW LANDSCAPES, the question of the
city-nature in relation to the changes of urban landscapes in the face of globalization.These three axes of direction allow the LDV research center to broaden
and rethink the fields of architecture, intermingling both theoretical and practical developments.The center also pursues close relations between the
teaching of the project in architecture (MASTER 1 & MASTER 2) and research, through exchanges between students, PhD students, researchers, teachers and
professionals in order to develop by-design research, a field not yet deepened within the university.

Campus : Campus du Solbosch
Location : Solbosch, P4.117
Address : CP100 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32 (0)2 650 5095
E-mail :

Disciplines CRef :

 • Anthropology

 • Architecture and urban art

 • Arts

 • Building technology

 • General topology, topological groups, lie groups

 • Mathematics

 • Physics

 • Territory development

 • Theoretical psychology

 • Town-planning

 • Town-planning and architecture (sociological aspect)

 • Viticulture