In the nineteenth century, Gourna was a small farming settlement at the foot of the Theban necropolis, near present-day Luxor. By 1945, it had evolved into a village of approximately 7,000 inhabitants that subsisted mainly on ransacking the many tombs dating back to the days of the ancient Egyptians. The Egyptian Department of Antiquities, in […]
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About Frederique van Andel
Frederique van Andel (b. 1971) studied urban planning and architecture at Delft University of Technology and has worked for Mecanoo architecten and DP6 architectuurstudio in Delft. In 1999, she lived in Barcelona, where she worked for architect Toni Gironés Saderra. She is an editor of DASH, and since 2006 has been associated as a researcher with the Department of Architecture and Dwelling. In 2010, she published the Zakboek parkeren voor de woonomgeving (The Pocket-book of Parking in Residential Areas).
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In emerging economies all over the world, massive urbanization leads to an acute need of affordable housing. DASH Global Housing is a special double issue focused on architectural and urban planning models implemented to face this challenge worldwide.DASH explores the tension between the required mass production and solutions tailored to local circumstances. The emphasis is […]
Shushtar New Town, designed by Kamran Diba, is one of the most well-known housing projects in contemporary Iranian architecture. Located close to the ancient city of Shushtar in the southwest of Iran, it follows the traditional urban pattern of Iranian cities with an interwoven urban fabric and (mud)brick as construction material. Construction started in 1976 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
As well as Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, the Netherlands as DASH pays attentions to the meaning of the 1:1 model. 1:1 models are enjoying a notable revival, not only in a contemporary form but also in a historical one. Where does this interest come from? To what degree is the 1:1 model – an […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
In the MoMA tradition of showing full-scale model homes, in 2008 Barry Bergdoll organized an exhibition called ‘Home Delivery’. In the interview, the then-curator Bergdoll talks about this tradition, and about the need to show the public what the importance of architectural thinking is.