1. Mission Statement

        OASE is an independent, international, peer-reviewed journal for architecture that brings together academic discourse and the sensibilities of design practice. OASE advocates critical reflection in which the architectural project occupies a central position, yet is understood to be embedded in a wider cultural field. Intersections and affinities with other disciplines are explored in order to gain a more profound understanding of the practice and theory of architecture and rearticulate its disciplinary limits. Published three times a year, each OASE provides a rigorous investigation of a specific theme, featuring architecture, urban design and landscape design and insisting on the discussion of the historical and theoretical aspects of contemporary issues.
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      3. Publication Ethics

        OASE defends high standards of expected ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the editors, the peer reviewers, the publishers and the community of academic architecture journals. We follow as such ‘the guide for ethical editing’ as made available by the Committee of Publication Ethics. OASE takes it as its duty to guarantee ethical behaviour in all issues. The academic editor and academic committee play a key role preserving the quality.

        The peer-reviewed articles published in OASE support and embody a scientific method. Their publication reflects the quality of the work of their authors and their supporting institutions, most often faculties of architecture of leading universities. When publishing their articles in the peer-reviewed journal, OASE contributes to the essential development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge in the field of architecture. Over the thirty years of its existence, the journal has played an instrumental role in promoting and improving academic publishing in the architectural field, inviting young scholars to write and publish articles while training them in ethical behaviour.

        Facing the increasing practices of plagiarism, OASE believes that monitoring publishing ethics is a major aspect of our editorial process. The editorial board and the academic editor are in their day-to-day practice committed to maintaining the high quality of the journal and critically observe all contributions from this perspective.

        In order to enhance its academic approach towards publishing, OASE has elaborated significant tools: the extensive author’s guidelines, the official templates of invitation and rejection, the templates for calls for papers and for peer-reviewing. We share these tools with colleague editors in order to improve ethical publishing and responsible editorial behaviour in the international field of architectural publishing.

      1. OASE ambassadors

        architect, writer and full professor of Housing and Design at RWTH, Aachen

        Kees Christiaanse
        architect and partner at KCAP Architects & Planners

        Jean-Louis Cohen
        architect, historian and professor at the Institute of Fine Art, New York University

        landscape architect and director of Feddes/Olthof Landschapsarchitecten

        architect, critic, historian and professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University New York

        Herman Herzberger
        architect and partner at Architectuurstudio HH

        urban designer and partner at PALMBOUT-Urban Landscapes

        designbureau
        Rotordb.org">www.Rotordb.org

        architect and partner at Powerhouse Company

        landscape architect, director of H+N+S Landschapsarchitecten and professor of Landscape Architecture at the Delft University of Technology
      2. Sponsors

        Atelier Quadrat, Rotterdam
        Atelier Stadsbouwmeester Antwerpen
        AWG Architecten, Antwerpen
        DaF architecten, Rotterdam
        De Nijl Architecten, Rotterdam
        De Smet Vermeulen architecten, Gent
        Diederendirrix architecten, Eindhoven
        FEDDES/ Olthof, Utrecht
        Frits Palmboom Stedenbouwkundige, Amsterdam
        Geurst & Schulze architecten, Den Haag
        Humblé Martens & Willems, Maastricht
        MUST Stedebouw bv, Amsterdam - Köln
        Next Architects, Amsterdam - China
        Office Winhov, Amsterdam 
        Powerhouse Company, Rotterdam
        Rapp+Rapp BV, Amsterdam
        Rijnboutt, Amsterdam
        Steenhuis Bukman Architecten, Delft
        Wim van den Bergh Architect, Maastricht





      1. Colophon

        Editorial Board
        Justin Agyin,Tom Avermaete, Aslı Çiçek, Bart Decroos, Stefan Devoldere, Kornelia Dimitrova, Jantje Engels, Christoph Grafe, Maarten Liefooghe, Sereh Mandias, Bruno Notteboom, Véronique Patteeuw, David Peleman,Elsbeth Ronner, Hans Teerds, Christophe Van Gerrewey

        Managing editor
        D’Laine Camp

        Academic Editor
        Véronique Patteeuw

        Academic Board
        Christine Boyer, Adri van den Brink, Maristella Casciato, Bernard Colenbrander, Oswald Devisch, Adrian Forty, Marc Glaudemans, Klaske Havik, Rayesj Heynickx, Michael Müller, Kris Scheerlinck, Lara Schrijver, Arjan van Timmeren, Pieter Uyttenhove

        Board OASE Foundation
        Bart Decroos, Dirk De Meyer, Jeroen Geurst, Fransje Hooimeijer, Claudia Linders, Bruno Notteboom, Véronique Patteeuw, Christian Rapp, Saskia van Stein, Paul Vermeulen

        Secretariaat
        Sandra Mellaart
        info@oasejournal.nl

        Associated Universities
        Technische Universiteit Delft, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam, Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst, ArtEZ Academie van Bouwkunst Tilburg, Academie van Bouwkunst Groningen, Maastricht Academy of Architecture, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven campus Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven campus Brussel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven campus Gent, Universiteit Gent, Universiteit Hasselt, Universiteit Antwerpen, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

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        OASE
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        Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem

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        Tomas Celizna

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        F Grotesk (Radim Pesko)

        With thanks to
        Karel Martens, Hyo Kwon, Jakub Straka, Asger Behncke Jacobsen, Ilmar Hurkxkens, Véronique Patteeuw, Anne Holtrop and NAi Publishers

        The site was made possible thanks to financial contribution of the Netherlands Architecture Fund







    1. 28/03/2021
      Now available: OASE 108 Ups & Downs

      > What is good, not so good or bad architecture?
      > Analysis of the force field of architectural appreciation and depreciation

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    2. 05/02/2021
      VIDEO: OASE #107 author Heidi Svenningsen Kajita on finding & archiving

      In this video OASE #107 author Heidi Svenningsen Kajita guides us into the process of drawing collectively through the Finding & Archiving method.


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    3. 24/01/2021
      VIDEO: OASE #107 author William Mann, Witherford Watson Mann Architects, on the Upper Lea Valley

      In this video OASE #107 author and architect William Mann (Witherford Watson Mann architects, London) guides us through the process and drawings of the Upper Lea Valley.


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    4. 30/11/2020
      Call for Abstracts OASE #111

      OASE editors Asli Cicek, Jantje Engels and Maarten Liefooghe wrote a Call for Abstracts for OASE #111. The theme is: Staging the Museum. Deadline is 10 January 2021, 18:00 CET. More information in the PDF file below.

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    5. 30/11/2020
      Now available: OASE #107 The Drawing in Landscape Design and Urbanism

      This issue of OASE traces the role of drawing in landscape design and urbanism. It addresses ‘new traditions’ of the last 50 years, as well as recent concerns with ecological, metabolic and process-oriented questions.

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    6. 16/07/2020
      Now available: OASE #106 Table Settings. Reflections on architecture with Hannah Arendt

      > Positioning a new outlook on philosopher Hannah Arendt’s ideas, OASE #106 reveils how her writings very well can help us rethink architecture as a phenomenon and practice

      > Rethinking Hannah Arendt’s remarkably spatial view on ‘the world and its inhabitants’

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    7. 22/06/2020
      Call for Abstracts OASE #110

      A Project of the Soil
      Editors: David Peleman, Paola Viganò, Martina Barcelloni, Elsbeth Ronner

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    8. 28/04/2020
      Now available: OASE #105 Practices of Drawing

      > Insight into the work of both historical and contemporary architects
      > With a focus on beautiful architectural drawings over the past five centuries to grasp their role in design practice
      > With drawings by George Aitchison, Heinrich Tessenow, El Lissitzky, Lina Bo Bardi and Tony Fretton

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    9. 17/12/2019
      Call for Papers OASE #108

      OASE #108 More Than Meets the eye - Over- and underrated architecture

      Editors: David Peleman, Jantje Engels, Christophe Van Gerrewey

      “It is brilliant people say brilliant
      while it’s mere dilettantism
      What they touch becomes tasteless
      always the most obvious
      superficialities
      even the most exalted starts to stink”
      — Thomas Bernhard, Der Schein trügt, 1984

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    10. 21/11/2019
      Call for Abstracts OASE #107

      OASE #107 The drawing in landscape architecture and urbanism
      Editors: Bruno Notteboom, Frits Palmboom, Bart Decroos

      OASE invites everyone to read the Call for Abstracts for OASE #107.
      We are interested in two kinds of contributions that each start from the drawing:

      1. Textual contributions: historical or theoretical papers about a (series of) drawing(s).Proposals contain one image and an abstract of 300 words.
      2. Visual contributions: a specific (series of) drawing(s) from personal/actual practice.These proposals contain the drawing(s) themselves and a caption of a maximum of 300 words through which the proposal is situated within the theme of the issue.

      Proposals must be submitted via info@oasejournal.nl by 20 December 2019 and contain a title and CV (name, email address, affiliation and a bio of maximum 150 words). Proposals must be submitted in Dutch or English.

      Read the Call for detailed information.

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