Sonja Spruit is a practicing architect and urban planner, based in Cairo. Since 2001, after being a project architect at designstudio Herman Hertzberger, she has been focusing on international development projects. She has worked in in many places, including the Philippines, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Ethiopia, China and Vietnam. Since 2013 she is co-owner of the collective MAATworks, office for sustainable and socially committed architecture. Maatworks is currently producing a number of projects in the built environment, both in the Netherlands and abroad, with an emphasis on building for and with people.
OASE #108 More Than Meets the eye - Over- and underrated architecture
> 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.
> 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.
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.
On Thursday May 16th 2019, OASE #103 will be presented at the Hochparterre bookshop in Zürich (Switzerland) at 19.00h (Gasometerstrasse 28). The presentation of this issue, which reinvestigates the concept of Critical Regionalism as coined by the architectural historian Kenneth Frampton, will be followed by reflections of architectural historians Stanislaus von Moos and Irina Davidovici. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome, so join us on May 16th in Zürich!