/ 2022 / Architecture / Others Architecture

STAL - Vernacular Animal Sheds

  • Prize
    Silver in Architecture/Others Architecture
  • Photographer
    Servaas Van Belle
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For this book, Servaas Van Belle scouted every corner of Belgium to find just the right kind of shed, always photographing them in the same lighting conditions, in a haze of fog.
A photograph of a weather-beaten shed is an allegory for our lives: we all muddle on, we try our best, we keep our wits about us, we field some blows along the way, we carry the scars, and we all die on the horizontal in the end. Humans harbour a deep longing for shelter, warmth and security. That’s what makes these wondrous little structures so human. They shine with lack, miscalculations, flaws and shabbiness.