• OASE 74
        • Invention
        • 2007

        Abstract
        Invention operates at the centre of artistic identity. As an important and almost intangible element of the architects capacities, it often remains unsaid or unspoken. Invention denotes the moment where the genius of the architect-artist surfaces. Moreover, invention is one of the few terms that bridges the janus-faced identity of the architect who is at once artist and engineer. In both these fields the issue of invention is regarded as crucial. This issue of OASE investigates specific moments when -designers discover new forms of expression. In Western Europe and in modern times (since the eighteenth century) this idea of invention has been generally understood as break with -traditional forms. Hence, the history of modern architecture describes these moments of invention as leading to a new -formal paradigm or style that is often shared by a school or artistic tendency. OASE 74 offers a series of studies of ‘moments of invention’ out of the post 1945 history of architecture. Architectural projects by Hans Scharoun, Norman Foster, Alejandro de la Sota and Fernand Pouillon are discussed. In addition this issue presents a series of interviews with contemporary architects (Gigon & Guyer, Xaveer De Geyter, Neutelings & Riedijk) that place the invention of new typological and tectonic solutions at the heart of their design practice.
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        • Hugh Campbell
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        • Tom Avermaete
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        • Irénée Scalbert
    1. 25/09/2017
      Launch OASE #98 Narrating Urban Landscapes

      The OASE Foundation cordially invites you to the presentation of OASE #98 on 19 October at the KU Leuven in Ghent, Belgium. 

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    2. 07/08/2017
      Lecture Veronique Patteeuw in New York

      On 18 July 2017 member of the OASE editorial staff Veronique Patteeuw discussed her work as co-editor of OASE #97 at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York. Click here for more details.

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    3. 26/07/2017
      Save the date: presentation OASE #98 in Gent, Belgium on 19 October 2017

      More information coming soon!

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    4. 26/07/2017
      Now available: OASE #98. Narrating Urban Landscapes

      View a sneak preview of OASE #98.

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    5. 12/12/2016
      Presentation OASE 96 and lecture Interboro Partners + 1010 architecture urbanism

      Thursday 15 December 2016, Tobias Armborst (Interborro Partners) and Bert Gellynck (1010 architecture urbanism) will give a double lecture. The lecture is followed by a discussion with the (guest)editors of OASE 96, Michiel Dehaene, Els Vervloesem en Marleen Goethals. Joachim Declerck (AWB) will moderate the discussion.

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    6. 05/12/2016
      Call for papers OASE #99. The Architecture (Museum) Effect

      The aim of OASE #99 is to establish a working understanding of architecture museums as institutions and nodes in architecture’s cultural apparatus. To engage critically with different perspectives and use historical and theoretical grounding to uncover the presence and relevance of architecture museums institutions in contemporary architecture culture.
      Proposals for contributions should be submitted by JANUARY 15, 2017, and must include a proposed title, an abstract (maximum 300 words), as well as the contributor’s name, professional affiliation (if applicable), email address and a short bio (maximum 300 words).

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    7. 01/12/2016
      Presentation of OASE #97 on 12 December 2016 in Antwerp

      On 12 December 2016 the editors of OASE #97 will talk about action and reaction in architecture with Xaveer De Geyter (XDGA) and Willem Jan Neutelings (Neutelings Riedijk Architects). This event is sold out, registration is no longer possible.

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    8. 25/10/2016
      Klaske Havik presents OASE #95 in Bogotá, Colombia

      On 28 October 2016 Klaske Havik – member of the editorial board of OASE – will be the closing speaker during the Semana del Arquitecto in Bogotá, Colombia. She will present OASE #95 and talk about transcultural practices in architecture and urbanism. The event is organised by the Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos Bogotá.

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    9. 01/09/2016
      Exhibition about Karel Martens in New York

      Exhibition “Recent Work” about OASE’s graphic designer Karel Martens presented at P!, a gallery in New York from 11 September – 30 October 2016. 

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    10. 01/06/2016
      Now available: OASE #96. Social Poetics — The Architecture of Use and Appropriation

      OASE #96 examines the remarkable revival of architectural practices that focus on reuse and appropriation of buildings, environments and materials. To what extent can and will designers engage in this process, and what is the possible positive or negative social impact of these interventions? This issue focuses on case studies, practical experience, critical refl ection and ideas that show how architects and urban planners proactively deploy reuse in view of future user opportunities and/or applications.

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