January - February - March 2001
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March 30, 2001
Even his biggest enemies can deny it no longer: Rem Koolhaas
is the most influential architect of recent years. Everything he
shows during his many lectures, everything he writes, and everything
his OMA office builds is still read and watched - certainly in Holland
and certainly by younger generations of architects - with close
Greenaway and architecture
March 19, 2001
Englishman Peter Greenaway is currently working for the Via>Dorkwerd
festival: for the Groninger Museum he is designing the exhibition
Hell and Heaven: the Middle Ages in the North, he has designed
an exhibition pavilion, a number of so-called proscenium arches,
and he is responsible for the pavilion's interior layout. ArchiNed
spoke to Greenaway about his relationship with architecture.
Are they or aren't
they? A response
March 19, 2001
Canadian student Mark Zaitsoff wrote a response to the article
Are they ore aren't they. In it he warns for to much optimism
they or aren't they?
March 07, 2001
Last February, there was a public discussion at the NAI (Netherlands
Architecture Institute) on the subject of the individual commissioning
of dwellings, with as title 'Shaping the Netherlands: Architectural
Policy 2001-2004'. After a whole evening spent discussing the new
policy proposal to allow 30% of new housing production to be undertaken
on the initiative of private individuals, Member of Parliament Adri
Duivesteijn concluded: "The builders are against it, the developers
are against it, and the local authorities are against it. Three
good reasons to continue."
World = City
February 21, 2001
More than half the world's population currently lives in
cities. Or rather, in what we call cites. In breakneck tempo urban
mass is being produced in Asia, a form of urbanism that largely
escapes architectural analysis, while in a completely contrary movement
the European City seems to be losing control by not growing but
by totally transforming from within. The exhibition Mutations
shows fragments of la ville contemporaine.
Dubbeldam's Greenwich Street
February 14, 2001
Dutch architect Winka Dubbeldam has been living and working
in New York since the early 1990's. Recently she designed an eleven-floor
residential and office building on Greenwich Street in New York's
Soho district, a project described by The New York Times
as a jewel.
Studio in America (update)
February 12, 2001
UN Studio (Ben van Berkel & Carolien Bos) has been asked
to design the extension of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in Hartford
Betsky New Director NAi
February 01, 2001
Rumors went around for some months, but yesterday it was
made public: Aaron Betsky will be the new director of the Netherlands
Architecture institute (NAi). He will start working in June this
Hejduk's Wall House finally to be built
January 31, 2001
The Wall House by architect John Hejduk, who died last year,
the construction of which had continually been put off for so long,
will now finally be built. Construction company Wilma Bouw hopes
to complete construction of the house in September this year.
January 10, 2001
Eurodak, an event for the homeless held on January 1, marked
Rotterdam's start to 2001, the year the city is Cultural Capital
of Europe together with Porto. The organisers of Rotterdam 2001
Cultural Capital have presented a hefty volume containing the programme
for the coming year.
Kemme, promoter of architecture
January 8, 2001
The Amsterdam bookstore Architectura & Natura will have to
manage without its charismatic owner. Guus Kemme died on December
29 aged 42.