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.
> 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’
> 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
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.