• OASE 83
        • Commissioning Architecture
        • 2010

        Abstract
        Architecture is realized by a combination of parties, among which there are architects who react to their clients. Despite the attention paid to well-known examples, such as Truus Schröder, architecture is nevertheless often regarded and explained on the basis of the considerations of the architect that are embodied in the object and the ideas that are developed within the designing discipline. This issue of OASE is about the commissioner’s influence on the way in which buildings or urban ensembles take shape. This is a historiographic revision: it turns out that clients often have creative impulses themselves, and their social outlooks have influenced the development of architectonic cultures. Commissioners who explicitly regard their work as a contribution to the culture of building and the sustainable development of urban societies also speak out. In an age when both clients and architects must reflect on their role and responsibility, a re-reading of the history of architecture from the perspective of the commission is more than necessary.
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        • David de Bruijn
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        • Wim van den Bergh
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        • Niall Hobhouse
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        • Mark Pimlott
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        • Christoph Grafe
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        • Christoph Grafe
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        • Madeleine Maaskant
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        • Gus Tielens
    1. 01/02/2018
      OASE #98 presented at the University of Greenwich, London

      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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    2. 16/02/2018
      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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    3. 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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    4. 08/12/2017
      Now available: OASE #99. The Architecture Museum Effect

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 26/07/2017
      Save the date: presentation OASE #98 in Gent, Belgium on 19 October 2017

      More information coming soon!

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    10. 26/07/2017
      Now available: OASE #98. Narrating Urban Landscapes

      View a sneak preview of OASE #98.

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