Entries by Frederique van Andel

DASH – Global Housing

We are still working hard to finalize the last content for the upcoming DOUBLE issue of DASH! Among others, this issue will feature essays by Helen Gyger (Mediating Informality: The Urban Visions of Peru’s Law 13517), Dick van Gameren & Rohan Varma (Shifting Scales: Affordable Housing in India) and Nelson Mota (To Be Continued…: Housing, […]

Interview with Tsedale Mamo

In 2004 the Grand Housing Programme (GHP) was introduced in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to reduce the overwhelming housing backlog, estimated at about 300.000 housing units and to replace 50% of the overall dilapidated public rental houses (locally known as Kebele Houses). For the upcoming Issue of DASH – Global Housing (autumn 2015), Brook Teklehaimanot, from […]

Fria New Town

DASH is disovering the Archives of Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris for the upcoming issue on Global Housing. One of the projects which will feature in the Plan Documentation is: Fria New Town in Guinea Conakry (1956-1964) by Michel Ecochard / Guy Lagneau, Michel Weill  & Jean Dimitrijevic / Michel Kalt, Daniel […]

Upcoming Issue of DASH

An important chapter in the history of Western architecture is the emergence of affordable mass housing at the beginning of the 20th century and in the reconstruction period after the Second World War. Mass Housing became a full architectural and urban problem, with strong political and idealistic dimensions. Some of the projects that emerged in […]

Editorial Dash #11

The cover of this issue of DASH shows a home interior that was exhibited in Berlin in 1952, at the exhibition ‘Wir bauen ein besseres Leben’ / ‘We’re Building a Better Life’. In this model interior, which was designed like a brilliant white laboratory, American actors showed the audience that had flocked to Berlin how […]

Kleinbürgerliches Wohnzimmer

DresdenHeinrich Tessenow

In 1925, the year in which Le Corbusier exhibited his Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau at the ‘Exposition des Arts Décoratifs’ in Paris, the ‘Jahresschau Deutscher Arbeit’ was held for the fourth time at Dresden’s downtown exhibition area, this time under the leadership of city ​​architect Paul Wolf. Whereas previous exhibitions had themes such as ‘porcelain, […]

Housing in times of crisis

Housing exhibitions present experimental answers to urgent social and economic issues that are related to housing, especially in times of crisis. This makes exhibitions an important link between theory and practice. The ‘growing home’ is an experimental idea that was developed in the 1930s, but it might also be suitable for the current crisis.

Plan Documentation Housing Exhibitions

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 […]

Ein Dokument Deutscher Kunst

DarmstadtJ.M. Olbrich et al.

In 1899, Ernst Ludwig von Hessen, the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt and the grandson of Queen Victoria, founded the Darmstädter Künstlerkolonie (Darmstadt Artists’ Colony). In the previous year, the Darmstadt art publisher Alexander Koch had made it clear in a treatise to the Grand Duke that the intertwining of art and craft was of great […]

Wiener Werkbundsiedlung

ViennaJosef Frank et al.

The Wiener Werkbundsiedlung was created as the last in a group of example neighbourhoods that were built in Central Europe between 1927 and 1932 as part of a series of architecture exhibitions. They were an initiative of the various Werkbund organizations in Europe, and were intended as showcases for the ideas of modern architecture, and […]