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Habitat: Ecology Thinking in Architecture
€ 39.95 | English | ISBN 978-94-6208-556-5 Also available as an e-book ISBN 978-94-6208-566-4
Editors: Dirk van den Heuvel with Janno Martens and Victor Munoz Sanz | design: Coppens Alberts | English | hardcover | 21 x 32 cm | 176 pages | illustrated (210 full colour) | nai010 publishers in conjunction with Het Nieuwe Instituut and TU Delft with material from the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Virtual Exhibition Habitat: Expanding Architecture

Habitat: Expanding Architecture combines archive research with public presentations, seminars and conversations to examine numerous questions relating to ‘habitay’: what is the significance of habitat as a new ecological paradigm for architecture and planning – whether in a historical or a contemporary context? What is the significance of no longer thinking in terms of objects, form and construction, but rather in terms of processes, systems and networks?

Visit the exhibition from the comfort of your own home. The Jaap Bakema Study Centre developed this spatial model in partnership with Ardito on the basis of the exhibition held at Het Nieuwe Instituut in 2018.

Total Space

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.