In 2004, the Integrated Housing Development Programme (IHDP) was introduced in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to reduce the overwhelming housing backlog estimated at about 300,000 housing units and to replace 50 per cent of the dilapidated housing stock. The programme, also known as the ‘Grand Housing Programme’ (GHP), was initiated by the then mayor Arkebe Oqubay […]
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About Harald Mooij
Harald Mooij (b. 1974) studied architecture at Delft University of Technology and the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV). He is an architect with ADP Architects in Amsterdam and is involved in various current projects (including housing) both on historical urban sites and in new areas. He has been a tutor at Delft University of Technology in the Chair of Architecture and Dwelling since 2004. He writes regularly for professional journals in The Netherlands and abroad, is an editor of DASH and is the author, with Bernard Leupen, of the book Housing Design. A Manual, published in 2008.
Entries by Harald Mooij
It wasn’t until the explosive growth of universities after the Second World War that a demand was created in the Netherlands for large-scale new construction, specifically for students. A reconstruction of the lively debate about the origins and implementation of this task raises universal questions about communality and individual development.
The beginning of this year saw the opening of Campus Diemen Zuid, a student campus based on the American example. With its 936 student rooms in former office buildings and a private client, this project illustrates a new kind of development. A conversation with the initiator about his motivations and vision.
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 […]
In 1921, the French Minister of Education André Honorat launched the initiative for an ‘international city’ for students, in the green band around the old city ramparts of Paris. Good housing for a growing student population also served the more ideological goal of preventing new wars through international cooperation. France made the land available free of cost, and participating countries could build a fondation in line with their own ideas and budget, to be transferred on delivery to the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris…
An ordinary rectangular lot in a rural expansion district of Santiago de Chile was the inspiration for this amazing Wall House. The lot is screened off from its immediate surroundings by several boscages, which however do not hinder a wider view of the Andes Mountains. This inspired the architects Frohn and Rojas to come up […]
The plan documentation of the sixth issue of DASH features a series of historic and more recent projects that provide a panorama of the way in which, over the past 100 years, traditional housing forms have been used as the basis for new projects. Each project is illustrated with new analytical drawings and with photographs […]
Among the grid of housing blocks on the fringes of Rome, bordering the Via Tiburtina, is a small neighbourhood with a radically different layout. Strips of three- to five-storey blocks in earthy shades of yellow, orange, red and pink form enclosed, informal urban spaces, with here and there some green spaces and parking. Triangular seven-storey […]
The ‘Groenplaats Bosrijk’ (literally ‘green place’ Bosrijk) is part of the Eindhoven district Meerhoven, situated on former army land. The park-like terrain derives its name from the monumental array of trees. The trees and open green spaces form the backbone of the urban design scheme by Karres en Brands: various housing clusters have been slotted […]
An examination of the position of individual dwellings in relation to the woonerf, with attention to architectural articulation, daily use, the design of fronts and backs and the place of the car.
Architect Benno Stegeman, who started his practice in the 1970s, looks back at the objectives and qualities of some of his realized designs. Are the principles used then still relevant today?
The plan documentation for the woonerf in this third edition of DASH presents a series of projects, historical and recent, national and international, that the editorial team regard as exemplary in any discussion of living on a woonerf. The core of the selection comprises a series of exceptional Dutch housing estates, dating from the heyday […]