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Global Housing Exhibition in Addis Ababa

On Tuesday 15 November 2016 Peter Russell (Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft)  and Wendwosen Demrew (Association of Ethiopian Architects) opened…

Global Housing Exhibition in Addis Ababa

Curators: Frederique van Andel & Dick van Gameren (TU Delft, The Netherlands) Organisation: Anteneh Tesfaye & Brook Teklehaimanot (EiABC Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) in collaboration…

Exhibition

With the exhibition 'Global Housing – Affordable Dwellings for  Growing Cities', DASH presents its latest issue at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft…

Affordable Dwellings for Growing Cities

The plan documentation of the latest issue of DASH includes 16 projects covering a wide range of approaches and outcomes. The selected projects took place all over the world and cover…

DASH #12-13 – Global Housing

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 both on the design of the individual dwelling and the city as a whole. What makes a good, compact dwelling? How can new megacities do justice to the existing social and economic structures, to local production methods and the individual wishes of residents? Experts from the Netherlands and abroad shed light on this global phenomenon. This issue includes articles by Dick van Gameren, Tom Avermaete and Helen Gyger and interviews with Charles Correa and Go West. The plan documentation includes projects by Jaime Lerner in Angola, PK Das in India and Kamran Diba in Iran as well as historical examples from Great Britain and North America, countries that faced similar problems more than a century ago.

Editorial Dash #12-13

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,…

Shifting Scales

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 as Development Aid

It was not by coincidence that the UN Economical and Social Council decided in 1948, only a few years after the actual foundation of the United Nations as an organization, to start…

Mediating Informality

In 1949, Lima’s modernist apotheosis appeared imminent: the Plan Piloto, the city’s first master plan, had applied the techniques of scientific planning to analyse the city…

To be Continued . . .

Self-help housing is a timeless social practice to satisfy people’s need for shelter. In broad terms, it can be defined as an activity where citizens, individually or collectively,…

Cross Pollination in the Doshi-Habitat

Students of Delft University of Technology have been taking part in the Habitat Design Studio in Ahmedabad since 2010. The design studio is organized annually by Balkrishna Doshi…

An Urban Manifesto

I believe in the cities of India: Like the wheat fields of Punjab, and the coalfields of Bihar, they are a crucial part of our national wealth. They generate the skills we need…