Archis 1997 #11

Vies, lekker en direct. Joep van Lieshouts handleiding voor architectuur / Dirty, delicious and direct. Joep van Lieshout’s manual of architecture

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The book contains projects, drawings, photos and texts that show how the work was made and how it could be made again. It also has long quotations from De Sade’s and Machiavelli’s Manuals for sex and politics. The book’s logical simplicity is however upset by contributions from two curators and two critics. It includes a […]

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Archis 1997 #11

Villa KBWW. Dubbel woonhuis in Utrecht van Bjarne Mastenbroek en Winy Maas / Villa KBWW. Double house in Utrecht by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Winy Maas

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In modern architecture the wall has been reduced to the finest of pencil lines, an anonymous resource within a construction of maximum efficiency. If they had it their way, some architects would banish the wall from their buildings altogether, as MVRDV have demonstrated with their Villa VPRO. Its open spaces afford optimum flexibility – thereby […]

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Archis 1997 #11

De Nederlandse delta. Off-shore discussie over Nederlandse architectuur / Dutch Delta. Off-shore discussion on Dutch architecture

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The question whether Dutch architecture is in good health or not is not one of infinite, ontological validity. It is of recent date and is based on two assumptions. Both contain a paradox. Both stem from specifically historical circumstances. The first is that ‘the’ Dutch architecture is assumed to be an entity, a body, the […]

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Archis 1997 #11

Een nieuwe ordening. Jonge Nederlandse architecten / It’s just fresh – a new urban approach. Young Dutch architects

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Whatever happened to urbanism? Following closely the movements of a reality the contours of which render the urban and urbanism almost indistinguishable, everything concerned with urban life has become urbanism, making way for a swarm of fugitive urbanisms-in-transit which have rushed to fill the void left by the professionals of the city. This new urban […]

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