Since his first house (which he designed when he was a student) won the major Belgian Architecture Prize in 1974, Jo Crepain (1950) has created an impressive oeuvre. Both in Belgium and in the Netherlands, the country which currently commissions the major part of his assignments.
The wide variety and the ceaseless innovation in his oeuvre must be seen as the result of a never ending search which led to the creation of some of the most striking buildings in modern history of Belgian architecture.
Building is in the first place a mental process as far as Crepain is concerned; the house is the last place to recapture a little piece of paradise. Not just for the happy few, but pour le plus grand nombre.