Architecture and Democracy 1965-1989: Urban Renewal, Populism and the Welfare State
Proceedings of the 6th annual conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre. The conference focused on the years 1965 to 1989, in which welfare state arrangements were contested on both left and right, by counterculture movements and the rise of populism. While government institutions sought a proper response, urban renewal and city repair became a new field of work for architects and planners.
Jaap Bakema and the Open Society
Jaap Bakema and the Open Society is the first extensive publication on the Dutch architect Jaap Bakema, his ideas and ideals for society at large.This historical document will highlight internationally acclaimed and lesser known work through texts and first translations, accompanied by a rich, visual documentation from the archives. The book contains interviews with contemporaries, who worked with him in different contexts, and essays that critically probe the socially engaged aspects of his work and the contexts in which they came into being. Jaap Bakema and the Open Society, published by Archis, has been compiled and edited by Dirk van den Heuvel.
Richard Rogers Fellowship: Dirk van den Heuvel reporting from London
Dirk van den Heuvel, head of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre at Het Nieuwe Instituut was in residency in fall 2017 at the Wimbledon House as one of the Richard Rogers Fellows, inaugurating a new program for architectural and urban research of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD).
He used his residency to continue his research on Alison and Peter Smithson and the New Brutalism within in the context of the postwar British welfare state. During the three months of his stay, he reported periodically from London on the interrelations between architecture, planning, and housing policies.
Volume #51, November 2017
In the spring semester of 2017, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre welcomed the TU Delft Visiting Professors Lionel Devlieger and Maarten Gielen of the Brussels-based office Rotor. This publication documents an intensive ten-week workshop programme in which students imagined the potential for reuse of the legacy of post-war modernist buildings as well as some iconic and didactic contemporary projects. With contributions by Lionel Devlieger, Keller Easterling, Metahaven, Victor Muñoz Sanz, and Dirk van den Heuvel.
Volume #50, December 2016
This insert is based on two research workshops organized by the Jaap Bakema Study Centre in 2015. Total Space investigates the international dimensions of Structuralism, cross-disciplinary exchange, and aims to connect recent history with speculations on the future of our lifestyles. With contributions by Tom Avermaete, M. Christine Boyer, Benjamin H. Bratton, Femke Herregraven, Ellen Smit, Laurent Stalder, Richard Vijgen, Victor Muñoz Sanz, and Dirk van den Heuvel.
Volume #44, July 2015
This insert presents documentation compiled by the Jaap Bakema Study Centre as a reflection upon the recent installations by Andreas Angelidakis and Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse produced by Het Nieuwe Instituut as part of its exhibition programme in 2015. With contributions by Floor van Ast, Guus Beumer, Dirk van den Heuvel, Marten Kuijpers, Andreas Angelidakis, Petra Blaisse, Hetty Berens, and Patrick Healy.
Structuralism: An Installation in Four Acts
Volume #42, December 2014
The history and the contemporary relevance of Dutch Structuralism were at the center of the publication 'Structuralism: An Installation in Four Acts', With contributions from, among others, Guus Beumer, Piet Blom, Dirk van den Heuvel, John Habraken, Joop Hardy, Herman Hertzberger and Lada Hršak / Bureau LADA.
Open: A Bakema Celebration
Volume #41, October 2014
This special publication was issued as part of the Dutch contribution to the 14th edition of the Venice Biennale. With contributions from Guus Beumer, Dirk van den Heuvel, Failed Architecture, Luca Molinari and Johannes Schwartz, among others.
Open Structures: An Introductory Dossier on Dutch Structuralism
Volume #35, April 2013
The publication was the outcome of a collaboration between The Berlage, TU Delft, Het Nieuwe Instituut and Volume. It contains interviews, statements and design proposals, both historical and contemporary ones. The dossier includes the results of a Master Class held at The Berlage, and contributions by Dirk van den Heuvel, Tom Avermaete, Herman Hertzberger, Arjen Oosterman, and Brendan Cormier, among others.
Total Space explores interdisciplinary exchanges between the fields of architecture, urban planning, anthropology and systems theory. The core premise is that architecture and urban planning can be understood as ecological systems. The point of departure becomes interactive networks, rather than discrete objects and domains. From the first propositions for networked cities and megastructures in the 1950s and 60s, up to developments such as smart cities and virtual territories today, the concept of a total, all-encompassing space remains a recurrent motif.
Dual Exhibition on Dutch Structuralism
Dutch Structuralism is a movement in architecture in the late '50s and early '60s that renounced the technocratic planning that characterised the post-war reconstruction of the country. Instead, its proponents asked space for the poetic and emotional aspects of architecture, in order to come to a truly dignified living environment.
Open: A Bakema Celebration
Architecture Biennale Venice 2014
The Dutch entry at the 14th International Architectural Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia examines the work and ideas of the architect Jaap Bakema. The exhibition Open: A Bakema Celebration critically reflects on the idea of the open society through Bakema’s work and research.