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 1–107 are available in PDF format

           
      1. 01/04/2022
        Now available: sold-out OASE issues as e-book!

        To meet the demand for some populair sold-out editions of OASE, 5 issues have been scanned and re-released as e-books. It concerns OASE numbers 45, 54, 63, 65 and 78. These are for sale via nai010 Publishers for € 14,95 per issue.
        More sold-out issues will be released digitally in the near future, so keep an eye out for your favorite issue!

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      2. 23/01/2022
        Now available: OASE 110. The Project of the Soil

        This issue of OASE makes a critical analysis of how soil connects to urban planning and urban design, and how it can adjust those practices in exploring new agendas.

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      3. 18/01/2022
        Call for Abstracts OASE 114. Optimism or Bust?

        Call for Abstracts OASE #114 about “Optimism or Bust?”, written by editors Stefan Devoldere, David Peleman and Jantje Engels.
        The deadline is 27 February 2022.
        Read the full text of the Call in the PDF file.


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      4. 11/01/2022
        Online presentation OASE 108 & 109 on 14 January 2022 at 15:00

        Read all about the presentation in the pdf file.

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      5. 19/10/2021
        Call for Abstracts OASE 113. Authorships
        1. George Nelson Installation. © Vitra Design Museum Archive

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      6. 07/10/2021
        Now available: OASE 109. Modernities

        A different understanding of Modernity

        > From a linear to a cyclical model for architectural history

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      7. 01/06/2021
        NEW DEADLINE Call for Abstracts OASE #112

        THE NEW DEADLINE FOR HANDING IN YOUR ABSTRACT FOR OASE #112 IS: 15 JUNE 2021
        OASE editors Bart Decroos, Sereh Mandias, Elsbeth Ronner and Kornelia Dimitrova wrote a Call for Abstracts for OASE #112 with the theme “Ecological Aesthetics”. This issue of OASE is interested in contributions that investigate the role of aesthetics in contemporary ecological practices and discourses in architecture. Deadline is 15 June 2021. Read the full text of the OASE #112 Call for Abstracts in the pdf-files below.


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      8. 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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      9. 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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      10. 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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