Jaap Bakema and the Open Society

Posted on May 31, 2017 — by

Jaap Bakema and the Open Society is the first extensive book publication on the Dutch architect Jaap Bakema, his ideas and ideals for society at large. Throughout the post-WWII decades Bakema was inspired to build for a democratic and open society. His body of work, his teaching and writing, and his international presence are testimony to the vicissitudes of the welfare state and the roles played by architecture and planning in its construction.

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Article, Volume #50

(un)(re)learning: On cyclical learning

Posted on February 6, 2017 — by

In collaboration with Volume, KU Leuven’s Faculty of Architecture, campus Sint-Lucas Ghent/Brussels, selected recent graduate projects and reflected on the underlying ambitions of the school. The result is ‘Doing It the Belgian Way’, one of the two inserts in Volume 50. The insert presents three perspectives: Embracing Complexity, Embedding in the Local, and Un/Re-Learning. The following text is the introduction to this third chapter.

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Event, Learning Network, Volume #49

Launch: Volume #49 Hello World!

Posted on October 25, 2016 — by


While the Istanbul Biennial questions ‘Are We Human?’, Volume explores the post-human world of Artficial Intelligence and Machine Learning. It’s not about the future, not about promise, it’s very much about the here and now. Please join us coming Friday (October 28) for an informal gathering at Post Office, Rotterdam to exchange on this life changing topic.

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Blog, Volume #46

Housing as a Fundamental Human Right

Posted on October 17, 2016 — by


To see housing as a fundamental human right is a relatively new concept with consequences for law, justice and politics. In issue 46: Shelter, Volume published Abla el Bahrawy’s quick scan of the first formulation of this universal right and its further development into an action agenda in consecutive UN-Habitat conferences to promote and secure this right globally.

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Learning Network

The Learning Network

Posted on March 23, 2016 — by

‘To beyond or not to be’, our slogan over these years, has proven its relevance. By becoming the norm it’s topicality has been lost. It is time to move forward and take new directions.

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Event, Learning Network

Learning Programme lectures

Posted on March 2, 2016 — by

Together with the International Master of Architecture of the (KU Leuven), Archis organizes a lecture series on the topic of Learning.

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Archis 2008 #2, Article

Paris’ Slums by Steven Wassenaar

Posted on January 27, 2016 — by


Photographer Steven Wassenaar his work on Paris’ slums has been nominated for de Zilveren Camera 2015. Steven made contributions to Volume, among which his article ‘Coping with Slums and Slabs’ for Volume #16: Engineering Society, which focuses on France’s urban policy towards slum-living.

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Archis 2002 #3, Archis 2009 #4, Event

Amsterdam’s Playgrounds by Aldo van Eyck

Posted on January 22, 2016 — by


On Wednesday 27 January, The Rijksmuseum will host the launch of ‘Aldo van Eyck, Seventeen Playgrounds’. The book, by Anna van Lingen and Denisa Kollarova, highlights and discusses the seventeen remaining playgrounds in Amsterdam by Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck.

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Volume 10 Years

A Gift From Japan

Posted on December 24, 2015 — by


For our 10th anniversary, we received a wonderful gift from one of our Japanese readers. This is simply amazing, you have never seen anything like this!

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Volume 10 Years

Thank You!

Posted on December 17, 2015 — by

At Hotel Droog in Amsterdam, we celebrated Volume's 10-year anniversary with a big and warm crowd!

Volume wants to thank all of you who showed up at our events in New York and Amsterdam. Without you, it wouldn’t have been as great as it was. We are looking forward for the next ten years!

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