In the early years of the twentieth century a solution needed to be found for the poor living conditions endured by blue-collar workers in Helsinki. Ebenezer Howard’s ideas for garden cities in England inspired plans for a residential estate in the Käpylä woods, some 5 km to the north of Helsinki. These specified that the […]
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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.
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During the 1930s and ’40s the Swedish builder and inventor Eric Sigfrid Persson (1898-1983) developed a number of extremely progressive housing projects in Malmö. (Persson invented the perspektivfönster, a wide, easy-to-clean hinged window for high-rise buildings.) His visits to New York and the American suburbs convinced him that the high-rise approach did not constitute an […]
When the land from two Kent farms came up for sale in 1961, project developer SPAN and architects Eric Lyons & Associates decided to take a new step in the realization of their ambitions. They had previously created progressive and successful housing estates in locations such as Twickenham, Blackheath and Cambridge. Now they saw their […]
For the northern perimeter of Farum, a village to the northwest of Copenhagen, architects Tegnestuen Vandkunsten designed a new kind of housing estate that combined communal and private institutions, plus considerable interweaving of collective and personal environments, in a coherent whole. The plan caused quite a stir during the 1980 youth biennale at the Centre […]
In 2004 Tegnestuen Vandkunsten architects won a closed architectural competition, organized by the Danish developer BBB – Bedre Billigere Boliger (Better Cheaper Housing). BBB intended this competition to stimulate the development of new housing solutions that combined cheap and efficient construction methods with contemporary comfort and an interesting environment. The designated location was a pentagonal […]
Developer Huub Smeets responds to questions on current developments in the market for luxury city apartments, including the importance of specific service facilities and the international character of the market.
Architect Winka Dubbeldam responds to questions on current developments in the market for luxury city apartments, including the importance of specific service facilities and the international character of the market.