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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.

Past events

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
28
Nov

The 2018 edition of the annual conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre is dedicated to Aldo and Hannie van Eyck. In honour of their achievements and as a celebration of their work, the conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners to explore the rich legacy of their ideas and aspirations for a humanist architecture.

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
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.