• OASE 79
        • The Architecture of James Stirling 1964–1992
          A Non-Dogmatic Accumulation of Formal Knowledge
        • 2009

        OASE 79 is devoted in its entirety to the architecture of the British architect James Stirling (1926–1992), who played a prominent role in the architecture discourse of the 1980s due to his striking buildings from the 1960s and ’70s. His architecture, for which he was awarded the third Pritzker Prize in 1981, was praised by critics as emblematic of the British New Brutalism, while his later work is read as the clearest testimony to the transition from modernism to postmodernism. However, because Stirling’s architecture was elevated to being an icon of specific architectural movements, the interest in his work waned as soon as a newer discourse claimed people’s attention. Besides losing its topical relevance, the enduring significance of his oeuvre was called into question. With the benefit of a few decades of hindsight, OASE is looking back at the architecture of James Stirling and shedding new light on its potential relevance to today’s architecture debate. This monographic issue detaches the oeuvre from the era in which it was created in order to re-examine it as ‘literal architecture’, an architecture that reveals its intentions in the way it is materialized and experienced as space and form. On the basis of short essays, primarily by practising architects, as well as longer reflective articles, Stirling’s oeuvre is reinter¬preted as a continuous exploration of the language of architecture. Complemented by a selection of projects that are presented using original architectural drawings as well as recently shot photographs by Bas Princen, OASE 79 investigates the architecture of James Stirling as a coherent but non-dogmatic accumulation of formal knowledge.
        • Ellis Woodman
        • Christoph Grafe
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      Presentation OASE #102 on 3 April 2019 during Jokerweek in Ghent

      OASE #102 will be presented during the event Jokerweek in Ghent (Belgium), on 3 April from 18:00 – 18:30 hrs in indoor-wielerpiste ’t Kuipke in the Citadelpark in Ghent (walking distance from train station Gent St-Pieters).

      The presentation is followed by a lecture by the British architect Stephen Bates from the office SergisonBates.

      Entrance is free and everyone is welcome, so join us on 3 April in Ghent!

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    2. 17/03/2019
      Now available: OASE #102 Schools & Teachers - The Education of an Architect in Europe

      Unique OASE issue about architecture schools.

      > About the most important teachers and schools of the twentieth century.
      > With perspectives for architecture students today and tomorrow.

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    3. 03/12/2018
      Call for Abstracts OASE #104

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    4. 28/11/2018
      Now available: OASE #101 Microcosm - Searching for the City in Its Interiors

      - Unique issue of OASE on the interiors of the city
      - Historical perspectives on the crucial role of interior architecture
      - In-depth research on public interiors

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    5. 03/12/2018
      Presentation OASE #101

      SAVE THE DATE: 4 December 2018, at 19.00 in Brussels > PRESENTATION OASE #101. Everyone is welcome! Read all about it in the flyer.

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    6. 20/11/2018
      Platform-L Contemporary Art Center in Seoel shows work of Karel Martens

      The work of “our” graphic designer Karel Martens is on show until 19 January 2019 in Platform-L Contemporary Art Center in Seoel, South-Korea. Naturally, his work for OASE is also shown extensively in this exhibition. 

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    7. 18/10/2018
      Interview Marius Schwarz about OASE #100

      An interesting interview with guest-editor Marius Schwarz about his experience researching, co-editing, and co-designing OASE 100.
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    8. 01/06/2018
      Now available: OASE #100. Karel Martens and the Architecture of the Journal

      – First publication dedicated completely to OASE’s graphic design;
      – Historical perspectives on the crucial role of graphic design in the architectural field;
      – Indepth interview with Karel Martens.

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    9. 23/05/2018
      Presentations OASE #100

      The 100th edition of OASE is almost out! This special edition about Karel Martens and the Architecture of the Journal will be presented on several occassions.

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    10. 10/04/2018
      Call for Abstracts OASE #102 & OASE #103

      We invite you to read the Calls for Abstracts for OASE #102 and OASE #103.

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