1. Mission Statement

        OASE is an independent, international, peer-reviewed journal for architecture that brings together academic discourse and the sensibilities of design practice. OASE advocates critical reflection in which the architectural project occupies a central position, yet is understood to be embedded in a wider cultural field. Intersections and affinities with other disciplines are explored in order to gain a more profound understanding of the practice and theory of architecture and rearticulate its disciplinary limits. Published two times a year, each OASE provides a rigorous investigation of a specific theme, featuring architecture, urban design and landscape design and insisting on the discussion of the historical and theoretical aspects of contemporary issues.
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      3. Publication Ethics

        OASE defends high standards of expected ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the editors, the peer reviewers, the publishers and the community of academic architecture journals. We follow as such ‘the guide for ethical editing’ as made available by the Committee of Publication Ethics. OASE takes it as its duty to guarantee ethical behaviour in all issues. The academic editor and academic committee play a key role preserving the quality.

        The peer-reviewed articles published in OASE support and embody a scientific method. Their publication reflects the quality of the work of their authors and their supporting institutions, most often faculties of architecture of leading universities. When publishing their articles in the peer-reviewed journal, OASE contributes to the essential development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge in the field of architecture. Over the thirty years of its existence, the journal has played an instrumental role in promoting and improving academic publishing in the architectural field, inviting young scholars to write and publish articles while training them in ethical behaviour.

        Facing the increasing practices of plagiarism, OASE believes that monitoring publishing ethics is a major aspect of our editorial process. The editorial board and the academic editor are in their day-to-day practice committed to maintaining the high quality of the journal and critically observe all contributions from this perspective.

        In order to enhance its academic approach towards publishing, OASE has elaborated significant tools: the extensive author’s guidelines, the official templates of invitation and rejection, the templates for calls for papers and for peer-reviewing. We share these tools with colleague editors in order to improve ethical publishing and responsible editorial behaviour in the international field of architectural publishing.

      1. OASE ambassadors

        architect, writer and full professor of Housing and Design at RWTH, Aachen

        Kees Christiaanse
        architect and partner at KCAP Architects & Planners

        Jean-Louis Cohen
        architect, historian and professor at the Institute of Fine Art, New York University

        landscape architect and director of Feddes/Olthof Landschapsarchitecten

        architect, critic, historian and professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University New York

        Herman Herzberger
        architect and partner at Architectuurstudio HH

        urban designer and partner at PALMBOUT-Urban Landscapes


        architect and partner at Powerhouse Company

        landscape architect, director of H+N+S Landschapsarchitecten and professor of Landscape Architecture at the Delft University of Technology
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        Anna Vos Concepts for Urban Change, Amsterdam
        atelier Quadrat, Rotterdam
        AWG Architecten, Antwerpen
        Bovenbouw Architectuur, Antwerpen
        DaF architecten, Rotterdam
        De Nijl Architecten, Rotterdam
        De Smet Vermeulen architecten, Gent
        Diederendirrix architecten, Eindhoven
        FEDDES/ Olthof, Utrecht
        Geurst & Schulze architecten, Den Haag
        Humblé Martens, Maastricht
        MUST Stedebouw bv, Amsterdam - Köln
        Next Architects, Amsterdam - China
        Office Winhov, Amsterdam  
        PALMBOUT- Urban Landscapes bv, Rotterdam
        Powerhouse Company, Rotterdam
        Rapp+Rapp BV, Amsterdam
        Reijndorp Stedelijk Onderzoek, Rotterdam
        Rijnboutt, Amsterdam
        Vlaams Bouwmeester
        Wim van den Bergh Architect, Maastricht
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        Editorial Board
        Tom Avermaete, Michiel Dehaene, Rick ten Doeschate, Job Floris, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Christoph Grafe, Klaske Havik, Lidewij Lenders, Bruno Notteboom, Véronique Patteeuw, Hans Teerds, Husnü Yegenoglu

        Managing editor
        D’Laine Camp

        Academic Editor
        Véronique Patteeuw

        Academic Board
        Umberto Barbieri, Christine Boyer, Maristella Casciato, Bernard Colenbrander, Adrian Forty, Philip Goad, André Loeckx, Michael Müller, Bart Verschaffel

        Board OASE Foundation
        Simon Franke, Klaske Havik, Joks Jansen, Dirk De Meyer, Frits Palmboom, Véronique Patteeuw, Christian Rapp, Bob Van Reeth, Bart Reuser, Pieter Uyttenhove, Anna Vos

        Associated Universities
        Technische Universiteit Delft, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Universiteit Gent, Universiteit Hasselt

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        Prins Frederik Hendrikstraat 107
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        Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem

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        Tomas Celizna

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        Karel Martens, Hyo Kwon, Jakub Straka, Asger Behncke Jacobsen, Ilmar Hurkxkens, Véronique Patteeuw, Anne Holtrop and NAi Publishers

        The site was made possible thanks to financial contribution of the Netherlands Architecture Fund.

    1. 12/11/2015
      Audio recording presentation OASE 94 online on YouTube

      The audio recording of the presentation of OASE 94 with Rem Koolhaas in De Kunsthal on 3 September 2015 is now available online on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/OMUWyFEI9p8

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    2. 17/08/2015
      Presentation of OASE 94 with Rem Koolhaas on Thursday 3 September 2015 in The Kunsthal

      Editors Christophe Van Gerrewey and Véronique Patteeuw will talk with Rem Koolhaas about the first decade of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.

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    3. 12/08/2015
      OASE 94: Parc de la Villette competition 1982 - CORRECTION

      Mr. Bernard Tschumi has informed the editors of OASE of a misattribution in the text of George Baird, published in OASE 94 (OMA The First Decade), on the competition for Parc de la Villette in 1982.

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    4. 09/07/2015
      Call for papers OASE 96 | SOCIAL POETICS _ The Architecture of Use and Appropriation

      The Architecture of Use and Appropriation.
      This issue of OASE is situated within a tradition that gives a central role to questions of use and appropriation in architectural reflection. The general attention to use and appropriation is part and parcel of a layered critique of architecture.

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    5. 15/05/2015
      Translucent oppositions. OMA’s proposal for the 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale. Léa-Catherine Szacka in conversation with Rem Koolhaas and Stefano de Martino
      1. Figure/afbeelding 1

      Exhibitions and performative spaces have long been at the centre of OMA’s – and now mostly AMO’s – work. Two key exhibitions of the late 20th century roughly bookend the time span covered by OASE 94 – which title is inspired by OMA’s The First Decade 1989 show at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. On the one hand, OMA’s participation in the Strada Novissima at the First International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, for which a facade had been elaborated between 1979 and 1980; and on the other hand, the Deconstructivist Architecture exhibition that opened in June 1988 at the MoMA in New York. Yet the Strada Novissima facade has been omitted from all OMA’s chronologies. What sense can we make of that project and what did it represent? Which were the commonalities between OMA’s agonistic participation and other projects featuring Koolhaas’ paradoxical use of history?

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    6. 16/04/2015
      Now available: OASE 94. OMA. The First Decade

      This thematic issue of OASE sheds new light on the architectural production of OMA during its first decade (1978-1989) – a mythical but at the same time not very well known period in the history of the world-famous office of Rem Koolhaas.

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    7. 16/12/2014
      Full interview OASE#93 "The Discourse on Landscape in the Low Countries" available online!

      Joachim Declerck, Frits Palmboom and Dirk Sijmons were interviewed on 26 June 2014 by Michiel Dehaene, Bruno Notteboom and Hans Teerds on the topic addressed in OASE#93 “Making landscape Public, Making Public Landscape”. The full inter view can be read online on our website.

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    8. 11/11/2014
      Film screening at launch OASE #93

      On November 20th OASE and the Architecture Film Festival, will screen “Robinson in Ruins” by Patrick Keiller in Floriscoop Rotterdam at the launch of the new OASE #93 magazine. The film will be introduced by the editors Michiel Dehaene and Claudia Faraone in English. Entrance is 5 euro. Seats are limited, please reserve a seat by filling in the form on the website of the AFFR.

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    9. 02/05/2014
      Call for papers OASE 94 | O.M.A. – The First Decade

      With this theme issue of OASE we would like to transcend national or polemical discussions, and look at the architectural production of O.M.A. during this first decade, leading to 1989 — a mythical but at the same time not very well-known period in the history of the office.

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    10. 29/04/2014
      Unique Presentation of OASE 91 in Amsterdam

      A conversation about atmosphere in architecture with Peter Zumthor, Juhani Pallasmaa and Gernot Böhme

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