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Urban Re-Identification

The ninth CIAM conference in Aix-en-Provence in 1953 was the first at which the so-called...

Designers: Alison and Peter Smithson

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Vaillantlaan

In the 1980s, when urban renewal threatens to turn part of the Schilderswijk into a...

Client: Gemeente Den Haag

Designers: Jo Coenen

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Westhove multi-storied house

"Westhove' (1922) is one of the multi-storied houses that F.A. Warners built in Amsterdam. In...

Designers: Filip Anne Warners

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Cooperation is a virtue

Everyone feels unique, yet is part of a community. Pure individuality is almost non-existent. Since our births we have been influenced by society, which moulds us and teaches us how to live together. Most especially, collective housing development creates cohesion and makes life within a community visible. Dutch residential districts are carefully composed spaces, in which the component parts and the whole form a unified entity. The social housing of the Netherlands is famous far beyond the country’s borders, but is it still as forceful and as communal as a century ago?

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Competition design Bank of the Netherlands head quarters

The board of De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam decided in 1948 that a new bank...

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