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Living In The Lowlands
     

Living In The Lowlands

by Cornelis van Eesteren, Vladimir Stissi (Contribution by), Hans Ibelings (Text by), Jean Paul Baeten (Text by)
 
Living in the Lowlands offers a kaleidoscopic overview of one of the most important themes in Dutch architectural history: living and the home environment. Fifteen domestic scenes illustrate important points in the history of housing construction in the Netherlands since 1850; all are representative of prevailing Dutch design philosophies and the

Overview

Living in the Lowlands offers a kaleidoscopic overview of one of the most important themes in Dutch architectural history: living and the home environment. Fifteen domestic scenes illustrate important points in the history of housing construction in the Netherlands since 1850; all are representative of prevailing Dutch design philosophies and the internationally respected Dutch public housing tradition and living culture. Specific periods are addressed on the basis of selected projects: Amsterdam's Vondelstraat by P.J.H. Cuijpers, Plan Zuid by Berlage, Amsterdam's Betondorp (Concrete Village), the Kiefhoek by J.J.P. Oud, Rotterdam's Pendrecht and Alexanderpolder neighborhoods, Almere, Amsterdam's Nieuwmarkt neighborhood, and Ypenburg. Utopian designs by the architects H.T. Wijdeveld, Cornelis van Eesteren and OMA are also included. Together the projects constitute an historic typology of urban living and a cultural-historical exposé about domestic life in the Netherlands. Each domestic landscape is described by a different author in a brief and sometimes highly personal text and illustrated with visual documentation from the collection of the Netherlands Architecture Institute.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789056623869
Publisher:
NAi Publishers
Publication date:
07/02/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Betsky has been Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam since 2001. Previously, he was Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is the author of a dozen books, including Landscrapers published in 2002 and Three California Houses, 2003.

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a Rotterdam-based firm practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. Founded in 1975 and now led by four partners—Rem Koolhaas, Ole Scheeren, Ellen van Loon, and Joshua Ramus—the office gained renown through a series of groundbreaking entries into major competitions. In 1994, OMA completed Euralille, a 70-hectare business and civic center in northern France hosting the hub of the TGV. More recently, OMA has concentrated on urbanism and infrastructure projects in Asia, including the New Seoul International Airport City. Current projects include the construction of the New City Centre for Almere, Netherlands; the Prada epicenter store in Los Angeles; and its largest project ever, a new station for China Central Television in Beijing.

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