Architecture beyond human narcissism

What can or should architecture offer in a ‘world’ beyond human solipsism? -Dealing with Anthropocentric crises in the framework of Hannah Arendt- “The world is that what we, as human […]

Redeveloping agricultural heritage in central Italy

Central Italy is famous for its iconic hillside agricultural landscape. This view of hills with scattered farmhouses is unfortunately in trouble. Since the latest agricultural tradition of the ‘mezzadria’ was […]

‘Terminal Architecture’

My fascination lays in the social and emotional functioning of our surroundings. The ‘favourite place’ is central in this fascination; in a world becoming more homogeneous everyday, distinction from one place […]

Dynamic Landscape

Due to climate change a restructuring of the Dutch river landscape is taking place. Dikes will be raised, riverbeds will get broader and water-meadows will be dug out. All this […]

Developing low-income urban areas

Rio de Janeiro’s urbanization developed in two directions. The prosperous neighborhoods along the beaches and in the center followed the rails of the tram lines, while the peripheral zones of […]

Breaking the dichotomy: The Medellín case

The project takes two main issues as a starting point: insufficient food supply to the urban (informal) periphery and the (theoretical) dichotomy between the formal and the informal city. Hereby […]

Architecture of the production landscape

Sewage treatment plant | agriculture | brewery| After reclamation of the Haarlemmermeer mid-19th century – for safety, employment and food production – the polder was a production landscape. Little has […]