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2019
07
Mar

On Thursday 7 March, Georg Vrachliotis (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) will deliver the final lecture in the discursive programme of Habitat: Expanding Architecture. Vrachliotis will talk about the influence of systems theory on architecture and planning, with particular attention to the case of Swiss architect Fritz Haller, who created one of the most enigmatic visions regarding total urban systems.

2019
24
Feb

In February, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre organises archive conversations with and about the authors of the archive material that is on show at Habitat: Expanding Architecture. Sunday 24 February, Pjotr Gonggrijp and Frits Palmboom will be talking about their work based on the material on show in the exhibition.

2019
03
Feb
14:00 – 16:00
Gallery -1

In February, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre organises archive conversations with and about the authors of the archive material that is on show at Habitat: Expanding Architecture. Sunday 3 February, the members of the Tanthof Working Group that were responsible for the Delft expansion Tanthof in the 1970s. Frans Hooykaas, Peter Lüthi, Joost Váhl, Hiwe Groenewolt and Anneloes Groenewolt-van den Berg will share their memories of this process using material from the exhibition.

2018
13
Dec

Hadas Steiner (University at Buffalo, NY) will give a lecture about the history of ecological thinking in architecture and urban planning. She will talk about how this concept entered the architectural discourse through the biological sciences, and how the understanding of these terms changed throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s as they were variously reinterpreted and employed by architects like Alison and Peter Smithson or John McHale. Among other topics, she will discuss the ornithological architecture of Cedric Price, who designed the aviary for the London Zoo. 

2018
01
Nov

In collaboration with TU Delft, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre is organizing a research and archive seminar with Leonardo Zuccaro Marchi and Elisa Dainese. On this occasion, the new PhD programme, Architecture and Democracy, will also be announced.

2018
25
Oct

As part of the discursive programme accompanying Habitat: Expanding Architecture, Alessandra Ponte will give a lecture about the concept of ‘total environment’ and how this relates to energy landscapes and megastructures in Canada. She will focus on mining in a region on the border of Labrador and Quebec. Developed after World War II, it includes a model town with a megastructure regulating its climate.

2018
19
Oct

Habitat: Expanding Architecture is a research installation which captures a key moment in the history of architecture and urban planning: the tenth CIAM conference at Dubrovnik in 1956. Here the concept 'habitat' was a central theme: a broader understanding of architecture through a new ecological approach viewing architecture less as an autonomous discipline than as part of larger, dynamic whole.

2018
18
Oct

On Thursday 18 October three new exhibitions open to the public. Speculative Design ArchiveHabitat: Expanding Architecture and Prix de Rome Architecture 2018, each examine the remains of our material and spatial design culture from a different perspective.

2015
02
Nov

The Jaap Bakema Study Centre organised the second Total Space research workshop on November 2nd in Het Nieuwe Instituut. The research workshop was part of the research project into structuralism, and is part of the preparations for an exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut in 2017. The workshop aimed to explore current developments in the digital realm and their impact on city planning and architecture.

2015
08
Jun

The Jaap Bakema Study Centre organised the first Total Space research workshop on June 8 in Het Nieuwe Instituut. The research workshop was part of the research project into structuralism, and is part of the preparations for an exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut in the period 2017-2020. The workshop focused on the historical developments in architecture and planning around structuralism.