1. John Habraken

        Bio
        John Habraken (b. 1928) published the book De dragers en de mensen in 1961, in which he presented a radical alternative to the construction of mass housing in the Netherlands (the book was published in English as Supports: An Alternative to Mass Housing in 1972). Habraken subsequently got involved in the Foundation for Architects’ Research (SAR), becoming its director in 1964. The ideas of the foundation, which focused on alter- native housing design, attracted national and international interest. From 1975 to 1981 Habraken was head of the Department of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, remaining with MIT until his retirement in 1989. Habraken is the author of numerous books, research reports and articles. His theoretical research has earned him international fame. Habraken has received various accolades throughout his life, including the David Roëll Prize in 1979, de Oeuvre Prize of the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (BKVB) in 1996 and the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA) Kubus in 2003. That same year, Habraken was made a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
        [last updated in 2011]

      2. issues 1–102 are available in PDF format

           
      1. 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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      2. 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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      3. 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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      4. 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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      5. 29/10/2019
        Presentation OASE #104

        On 25 November 2019 OASE #104 will be presented at the architecture school La Cambre in Brussel, Belgium.

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      6. 29/10/2019
        Now available: OASE #104 The Urban Household of Metabolism

        > Unique OASE issue on locations of metabolism that kept communities urban households in order.

        > With contributions by: Burkay Pasin & Gul Kacmaz Erk; Ben Vandenput; Koenraad Danneels; Julia von Mende; Dagmar Pelger & Emily Kelling; Ludo Groen; Nitin Bathla; Andrea Bortolotti, Andrea Aragone & Marco Ranzato; Diana Soeiro; Ciel Grommen, Dieter Leyssen & Maximiliaan Royakkers; Nadia Casabella & Jan Denoo; Riccardo M. Villa en Hans Vandermaelen.

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      7. 10/09/2019
        OASE #100 selected as one of The Best Dutch Book Designs 2018!

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      8. 12/06/2019
        Presentation OASE #103

        On 17 June 2019 OASE #103 will be presented at the University of Manchester. Starting at 12.30. Everyone is welcome and a lunch is provided. More information in the pdf. 

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      9. 23/05/2019
        Now available: OASE #103 Critical Regionalism Revisited

        > Internationally renowned architectural historian Kenneth Frampton received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale 2018. Critical Regionalism is his most known theory

        > Today, architects are searching for new ways to design and conceive built space. Critical Regionalism might just be the concept that we need to revisit.

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      10. 17/05/2019
        Impression launch OASE #103

        On 16 May 2019 OASE #103 was launched at Hochparterre Bücher, bookstore for architecture in Zürich, Switzerland. These images give an impression of the launch, starring OASE editors Hans Teerds and Tom Avermaete as well as architectural historians Stanislaus von Moos and Irina Davidovici

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