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 three 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

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        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
      2. Sponsors

        Anna Vos Concepts for Urban Change, Amsterdam
        atelier Quadrat, Rotterdam
        AWG Architecten, Antwerpen
        Bovenbouw Architectuur, Antwerpen
        DaF architecten, Rotterdam
        De Smet Vermeulen architecten, Gent
        Diederendirrix architecten, Eindhoven
        Geurst & Schulze architecten, Den Haag
        H+N+S Landschapsarchitecten, Amersfoort
        Humblé Martens, Maastricht
        Mecanoo architecten, Delft
        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
        Wim van den Bergh Architect, Maastricht
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        Editorial Board
        Tom Avermaete, David de Bruijn, Job Floris, Christophe van Gerrewey, Christoph Grafe, Klaske Havik, Anne Holtrop, Ruben Molendijk, Bruno Notteboom, Véronique Patteeuw, Hans Teerds, Gus Tielens, Tom Vandeputte

        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, Dirk De Meyer, Frits Palmboom, Véronique Patteeuw, Christian Rapp, Bob Van Reeth, Bart Reuser, Pieter Uyttenhove

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

        Editorial office
        OASE
        p/a D’Laine Camp
        Prins Frederik Hendrikstraat 107
        3051 ER Rotterdam
        the Netherlands

        OASE is an edition of the OASE Foundation
        KvK 41145957
        Bank ING 151589
        VAT number OASE Foundation 009507.577.B.01

        Publisher
        NAi Publishers, Rotterdam

        Graphic design
        Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem

        Website design and programming
        Tomas Celizna

        Typeface
        F Grotesk (Radim Pesko)

        With thanks to
        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. 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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    2. 10/03/2014
      Now available: OASE 92. Codes and Continuities

      This issue of OASE magazine sheds light on a set of modernist architectural approaches that have languished in the shadow of their canonical counterparts.

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    3. 16/01/2014
      OASE 91 on the web

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    4. 17/12/2013
      Now available: OASE 91. Building Atmosphere

      This issue of OASE is all about Atmosphere as the core theme of architecture and is guest edited by renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa. They have identified atmosphere as the core theme of architecture, each in his own way.

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    5. 17/12/2013
      Leeuwendalersweg 623–667, 3 Scenes

      OASE asked filmmaker Nanouk Leopold and visual artist Daan Emmen to react on the collective space in a social housing block in the Kolenkitarea in Amsterdam by korth tielens architecten. Their contribution to issue #91 consists of a montage of 27 videostills and an online presentation.

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    6. 02/08/2013
      OASE at CCA, Montreal

      OASE editor Véronique Patteeuw in conversation with Pierre Chabart (Criticat) on architectural publishing on August 8th

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    7. 19/06/2013
      OASE 90 in Abitare 533

      “Abitare” and the OASE editors talk about OASE 90

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    8. 27/06/2013
      Presentation OASE 90. What is good architecture?

      OASE 90 will be presented on June 27th in the framework of the exhibition “Bob Van Reeth : Architect”, BOZAR, Brussels

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    9. 29/05/2013
      Now available: OASE 90. What Is Good Architecture?

      This issue of OASE investigates the assumptions behind existing value models by having the question ‘what is good architecture?’ answered by people whose ‘preoccupation’ is architecture.

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    10. 25/04/2013
      Presentation: OASE 89. Medium
      1. Edmond Sacré, Bagattenstraat, 1908

      OASE 89 wil be presented on April 25 in the Stadsmuseum Gent (STAM).

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