Movses Hrayr Der Kevorkian is an architect and urban planner based in Brussels. He is the founder of Sill and Sound architects. He got his MA in architecture from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts in Beirut, Lebanon, graduating with high honors; he subsequently studied Urban Planning and Urban Renovation at the University of St. Luc in Brussels, Belgium. Sill and Sound’s work revolves around giving forth an individual product, which is based on case particularities. It departs from a critical, emotional as well as intellectual relationship with the social environment, the space, and the material, aiming to consciously experiment the question of how to be contemporary, while reserving a certain distance from the contemporariness.
When emphasizing the preservation of historic structures and their integration into unban life, we should keep in mind that heritage should not be perceived as only architectural heritage and we should not think that it is only the physical heritage that is endangered.
How an orphan from the Armenian Genocide returns to his native village and finds his sister and a recipe for eech that has become part of the family lore.