• OASE 74
        • Invention
        • 2007

        Abstract
        Invention operates at the centre of artistic identity. As an important and almost intangible element of the architects capacities, it often remains unsaid or unspoken. Invention denotes the moment where the genius of the architect-artist surfaces. Moreover, invention is one of the few terms that bridges the janus-faced identity of the architect who is at once artist and engineer. In both these fields the issue of invention is regarded as crucial. This issue of OASE investigates specific moments when -designers discover new forms of expression. In Western Europe and in modern times (since the eighteenth century) this idea of invention has been generally understood as break with -traditional forms. Hence, the history of modern architecture describes these moments of invention as leading to a new -formal paradigm or style that is often shared by a school or artistic tendency. OASE 74 offers a series of studies of ‘moments of invention’ out of the post 1945 history of architecture. Architectural projects by Hans Scharoun, Norman Foster, Alejandro de la Sota and Fernand Pouillon are discussed. In addition this issue presents a series of interviews with contemporary architects (Gigon & Guyer, Xaveer De Geyter, Neutelings & Riedijk) that place the invention of new typological and tectonic solutions at the heart of their design practice.
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        • Tony Fretton
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        • William Mann
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        • Tom Avermaete
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        • Irénée Scalbert
    1. 10/04/2018
      Call for Abstracts OASE #102 & OASE #103

      We invite you to read the Calls for Abstracts for OASE #102 and OASE #103.

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    2. 14/03/2018
      Presentation OASE #99

      An impression of the presentation of OASE #99 that took place on 1 Mach 2018 in Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In the pictures are the participants of the panel discussion that discussed “What future for the Architecture Museum?”: Triin Ojari, Sofie de Caigny, Mirko Zardini, Omer Kanipak and Bernard Colenbrander.

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    3. 16/02/2018
      INVITATION: symposium OASE #99

      What Future for the Architecture Museum?
      Thursday, 1 March 2018, from 17.00 - 19.30, Van Abbemuseum,
      Eindhoven (NL). More information and free registration via Evenbrite link!

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    4. 02/02/2018
      OASE #100 dedicated to OASE's graphic design, with indepth interview with Karel Martens

      In May OASE #100 about ‘The Architecture of the Journal’ will appear. Interesting public activities connected to this special edition of OASE are being planned, so keep an eye on this website.

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    5. 01/02/2018
      OASE #98 presented at the University of Greenwich, London
      1. Klaske Havik

      OASE #98 about Narrating Urban Landscapes was presented on 1 February 2018 at the University of Greenwich, London.
      Lectures by Bruno Notteboom, Kris Scheerlink and Klaske Havik. Image: Klaske Havik, editor of OASE, during the presentation.

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    6. 08/12/2017
      Now available: OASE #99. The Architecture Museum Effect

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    7. 10/11/2017
      Veronique Patteeuw talks to Rem Koolhaas

      Especially for the 25th anniversary of the Kunsthal in Rotterdam OASE editor Véronique Patteeuw, talked to architect Rem Koolhaas about the realisation, current function and the future of the building. Also OASE #94 about OMA was discussed!

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    8. 20/10/2017
      Workshop & Presentation OASE #98

      On 19 October 2017 OASE and the KU Leuven organised a workshop for students from KU Leuven and TU Delft. Later on OASE #98 was launched by the editors of this issue and the Scientific Board of OASE. Maarten Overdijk (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht)  and Bas Smets (Bureau Bas Smets) gave lectures. 

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    9. 25/09/2017
      Launch OASE #98 Narrating Urban Landscapes

      The OASE Foundation cordially invites you to the presentation of OASE #98 on 19 October at the KU Leuven in Ghent, Belgium. 

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    10. 07/08/2017
      Lecture Veronique Patteeuw in New York

      On 18 July 2017 member of the OASE editorial staff Veronique Patteeuw discussed her work as co-editor of OASE #97 at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York. Click here for more details.

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