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Maarten Kloos

Archis 1997 #3

Het beest getemd. De Bijlmermeer en de eisen van de tijd / The taming of the beast. The Bijlmermeer and today’s demands

Posted on March 7, 1997 — by

The Bijlmer and today’s demands In L’amour des villes, the French theorist Bruno Fortier describes a fascinating dilemma. Sometimes a city appears to be too precious to be adapted to changing circumstances and opinions, yet at the same time it represents a challenge and a a source of inspiration with which to ponder an urban […]

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Archis 1997 #3

Een constante steen des aanstoots. Interview met Dirk Frieling / A perpetual stumbling block. Interview with Dirk Frieling

Posted on March 7, 1997 — by

‘It is important to re-member that after the war, none of us (administrators, urban planners and other experts, as well as the general public) were mentally prepared for the major developments which were to take place in the course of the fifties. I’m referring to the enormous growth in prosperity, the decrease in the physical […]

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Archis 1997 #3

De nieuwe Bijlmermeer / The new Bijlmermeer

Posted on March 7, 1997 — by and

The Bijlmer – a grand ensemble so radical that it has been a subject of acrimonious debate from its very inception. One still comes across people who have lived here with passionate commitment from day one, but over the years the Bijlmer has had more than its fair share of untenanted dwellings because many people […]

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Archis 1993 #3, Article

Alexander Bodon (1906-1993)

Posted on March 1, 1993 — by

Bodon was born in Hungary. His father was an interior designer and cabinet-maker who worked in Jugendstil and was influenced by the Viennese Secession. At the age of thirteen Bodon spent some time in the Netherlands and by chance was introduced to humanist circles where he met Jan Wils. When in 1926 Bodon had to […]

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