Sonja Spruit is a practicing architect and urban planner, based in Cairo. Since 2001, after being a project architect at designstudio Herman Hertzberger, she has been focusing on international development projects. She has worked in in many places, including the Philippines, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Ethiopia, China and Vietnam. Since 2013 she is co-owner of the collective MAATworks, office for sustainable and socially committed architecture. Maatworks is currently producing a number of projects in the built environment, both in the Netherlands and abroad, with an emphasis on building for and with people.
does the author’s ‘owning’ of a project mean? And does this sense of
ownership still prevail in contemporary architecture culture? Other more
open forms of cooperation and co-creation are emerging alongside the
concept of individual singular authorship.
series of concrete projects, the contributions in this issue explore the
field of tension between architectural aesthetics and issues of energy,
technology and materiality. Ecological practices in architecture must
not only be effective in providing solutions, but inevitably raise
questions of beauty, affection and perception as well.
Call for Abstracts OASE #115 about “Interferences: Migrating Practices in Europe”, written by Justin Agyin, Kornelia Dimitrova,
Christoph Grafe and Bernard Colenbrander. Deadline is June 19, 2022. Read the full text of the OASE #115 Call for Abstracts in the PDF.
Museums stage public encounters between visitors, objects and
stories. This is not limited to a tour through the exhibition spaces, it
starts already with monumental or ‘tresholdless’ entrances.