Last year, during a DASH seminar held in Delft in the summer of 2014, Charles Correa held an ardent plea for an architecture of affordable housing that starts from space and openness, rather than bulk and density. In his mind, models for large-scale and affordable housing were all too often based on the maximization of […]
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About Dick van Gameren
Dick van Gameren (b.1962) is an architect and professor, Chair of Architecture and Dwelling at Delft University of Technology. From 1993 to 2005, he was a partner at De Architectengroep in Amsterdam. In 2005, he founded Dick van Gameren architecten. Since 2013 Dick van Gameren is a partner at Mecanoo Architecten. Van Gameren’s work has been published frequently in national and international magazines. Publications: van gameren mastenbroek. prototype > experiment (2001, with Bjarne Mastenbroek) and Revisions of Space. An Architectural Manual (2005).
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In the past half-century, Indian architects such as Charles Correa, Raj Rewal and Balkrishna Doshi have realized trendsetting affordable housing projects. Uniting tradition and modernity, they enable residents to feel part of a community.
Affordable Housing for Developing Cities In emerging economies all over the world, massive urbanization is leading to an urgent, acute need for affordable housing. Numerous plans and programmes have been developed to meet this demand. The plan documentation of this double issue, DASH – Global Housing, includes 16 projects covering a wide range of approaches […]
In 1862, American banker and philanthropist George Peabody, who worked in London, established a trust with the aim of improving the living conditions of London’s poor. The trustees decided to focus on the realization of good and affordable housing for the poorest members of the working class. Victorian England was very aware of the huge […]
With the arrival of Charlotte Perriand in the Parisian studio of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in 1927, the three designers began to develop a series of furniture designs. The designs were exhibited at the Salon d’Automne beginning in 1928. This annual art exhibition, which started in 1903 and still takes place in Paris, had […]
Sweden speaks. In 1939, this motto was written in large letters on the Swedish pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. The pavilion, designed by Sven Markelius, drew a lot of attention, not least because of several style rooms that were furnished by leading designers. One of the rooms, a studio, was designed and furnished […]
Around the world, the concepts of campus and college are used in the slogans and names of all kinds of developments. An analysis of several exemplary historical ensembles from the Anglo-Saxon tradition reveals the meaning that is contained in these concepts as spatial figures. A meaning that still remains valuable today.
The plan documentation for this tenth edition of DASH includes ten examples of student housing projects that have actually been built. Spread across Europe and North America, the projects give a panoramic overview of models for student housing that have been developed over the past 500 years. The architecture of the student dwelling has a […]
St John’s College is one of the largest colleges in Cambridge. Founded in 1511 by the mother of Henry VII, the original layout was extended further and further over the course of five centuries until it ultimately became a complex entity of buildings and courts. The compound as a whole provides illustrative insight into the […]
When Yale University in New Haven decided to increase the number of student rooms in the late 1950s, a discussion ensued about whether this should be realized in the form of ‘colleges’, residential communities with shared facilities, or ‘dormitories’, hostel buildings without facilities. Because Yale was primarily seen as a college university, similar to Oxford […]
In the first half of the 1950s, editor J.M. Richards voiced biting criticism in the Architectural Review of new-built projects for the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The buildings made no contribution to the art of architecture whatsoever and merely reflected the artistic emptiness and small-mindedness of academic taste. In the late 1950s, the tide […]
The planning documentation for this ninth issue of DASH contains ten exhibition projects that give an overview of the different approaches to, and motivations behind, housing exhibitions during the past 100 years. All of the documented examples featured homes exhibited on a 1:1 scale. With the exception of the exhibition ‘Die Wohnung unserer Zeit’, which […]