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OASE #97 now available, presentation on 12 December 2016

Netherlands Architecture News - Nov 24, 2016 - 12:03   12955 views

OASE #97 now available, presentation on 12 December 2016

OASE #97 — Action and Reaction in Architecture is now available at NAi Booksellers. This issue of OASE presents a collection of confrontations between architects themselves, and between architects and architecture critics.

Creating and thinking about architecture has always been defined by the mechanism of action and reaction. One way of making architecture is criticized or rejected and immediately used as a starting point for another, opposing and better method, practice or theory. Architects and critics react to each other’s views using drawings, texts, models and buildings. A good architecture culture thrives on such a basis: the exciting battle between views, opinions and beliefs.

OASE #97 describes and illustrates passionate debates and polemical interactions from the seventeenth to the late twentieth century. The result is a collection of opposing yet inseparablyconnected definitions of good and necessary architecture.

Editors of this issue: Tom Avermaete, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Véronique Patteeuw
Authors: Richard Anderson, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Stefano Corbo, Matthew Critchley, Maarten Delbeke, Isabelle Doucet, Roberto Gargiani, Christopher Long, Léa-Catherine Szacka, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Richard Wittman.

Presentation OASE #97

On 12 December 2016 OASE #97 will be presented in deSingel in Antwerp, Belgium. 

At 20:00 the editors of this issue will talk with Xaveer De Geyter (XDGA) and Willem Jan Neutelings (Neutelings Riedijk Architects) about action and reaction in architecture. The evening will be closed with drinks at 21:30. 

The entrance is free and everyone is welcome! Reserve your place via Eventbrite. The number of seats is limited. The language spoken will be Dutch.

Available at NAi Booksellers as hardcopy (€ 19,95) or ebook (€ 14,95).

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