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        Abstract
        In her ambition as an architect, Marjolein van Eig recognises Frampton’s plea for quality and attention, for working with local light, the individuality of tectonics and tactility. However, it clashes with contemporary building culture, which revolves around notions such as cost-efficiency, gross-net proportions and minimising maintenance. In her own training and in the recent history of Dutch architecture, Van Eig has traced a lack of instruments to cope with these meagre ambitions. Frampton’s plea for an arriere-garde is therefore still relevant, in her view. As a good example, in which a special building was created against the background of this building culture, she discusses the Tuinhuis, a social housing project in Almere, designed by Korth Tielens Architecten.
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        van Eig, M. (2019). Building Culture and Columns of Exposed Aggregate Concrete. Critical Regionalism . Revisited, OASE, (103), 129–131. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/103/BuildingCulture

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