Metabolism Architecture

Critical explorations of metabolist avant-garde architecture The Principles of Metabolist Architecture: between Imitation and Analogy Architectural Analysis 2018 The topic of this architectural analysis course has been the exploration of some key aspects of the Japanese Metabolist Movement. Seen from a contemporary perspective, the movement’s foremost, concern was cultural resilience as a notion of national identity. Metabolism responded to the …

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Philips in Eindhoven

Philips in Eindhoven   Architectural Analysis 2017Philips has been singularly dominant in shaping Eindhoven as it created individual buildings, infrastructure and even whole neighborhoods. Then it left. In assessing the impact of what remains of this industrial heritage as nostalgia swells in the community, what is left may be the very idea of Eindhoven. The new identity is formed from the …

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Hong Kong

              New Babylon  – Constant Nieuwenhuys (source) Exchange Square – Cities Without Ground  (source) Hong Kong The Attendance of the Contemporary New Babylon Architectural Analysis 2018  Constant Nieuwenhuys could be seen as one of the major visionary artists of the 20th century. His New Babylon project constitutes the idea of the other man who inhabits …

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The Institutionalisation of Architectural Culture

        Interior of the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt by Oswald Mathias Ungers. (DAM, 1984). The Institutionalisation of Architectural Culture  Architectural Analysis 2017The first attemts to archive architectural documents (drawings, models, sketches, et cetera) were already made in the 19th century by private collectors. The archived materials primarily concerned information about monumental and representative buildings, like palaces …

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Berlin: the City as a Palimpsest

Berlin: the City as a Palimpsest The re-reading of power related architectonic artefacts   Architectural Analysis 2016 The main objective of the Architectural Analysis course of 2016 was the research of several historically loaded locations in the city of Berlin by literature study and critical spatial analysis. Five different locations were explored, which were relevant for the pre-war, war- and post-war …

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Spatial Biographies

          Benno Premsela Max Heymans Spatial Biographies, Benno Premsela and Max Heymans  Architectural Analysis 2015The ‘spatial biographies’ of designer Benno Premsela and couturier Max Heymans were the two key topics In the Architectural Analysis course of 2015. Students investigated the most relevant buildings in the personal and public lives in relation to the most important social and …

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