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Joke Reichardt: Reis door een land vol wonderen. Architect Willem Marinus Dudok op lezingentour door
Amerika, 19 september-18 december 1953 Frederik Vandyck en Matthijs Degraeve: ‘Baukultur’ in Brussel. Kleinschalig industrieel erfgoed van bouwbedrijven als drager van de productieve stad Hélène Damen: Sober Nederlands vlagvertoon. Naoorlogse ambassadegebouwen in Washington en Bonn Publicaties: Marinke Steenhuis (red.), De nieuwe grachtengordel. De realisatie van het Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan van Amsterdam (recensie Kees Somer) Ad van Drunen en Jan van Oudheusden (samenst.), Huys van Boxtel en zijn buren. Acht eeuwen bouwen en wonen in een Bossche stadswijk (recensie Bart Reuvekamp) Sophie Elpers, Wederopbouwboerderijen.
Agrarisch erfgoed in de strijd over traditie en modernisering, 1940-1955 (recensie Judith Toebast)

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Gepubliceerd: 2019-12-24

Artikelen

  • In autumn 1953, at the invitation of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Dutch architect Willem Dudok embarked on an almost three month-long lecture tour of over thirty universities in the United States of America. It was Dudok’s first experience of America. An analysis of the archival material of Dudok’s tour, never previously undertaken, offers starting points for a deeper consideration of Dudok’s reflections on his own career as architect and urban designer, and his view of architecture and urban design in the United States. Since his earliest housing projects in Hilversum...

  • Brussels’ urban space, like that of many other cities, is dotted with evidence of a productive industrial past. The activities that took place there were generally not geared to mass production for export, but to small-scale manufacturing aimed at supplying the needs of local city dwellers. That small-scale manufacturing industry included members of the building trade such as contractors, joiners and builders’ merchants who catered to the demand for housing in an ever-expanding city. Their business premises formed a vital link in the creation and renovation of the urban fabric.
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  • In 1964 the Netherlands inaugurated two new embassy buildings: in Washington DC, designed by the Dutch architect Piet Tauber, and in Bonn, designed by the German architect Ernst van Dorp. During the opening of both buildings, the Dutch dignitaries, who included the respective ambassadors, stressed that the new embassies, while solving existing accommodation problems, were also a symbolic gesture. Embassies, which housed the Netherlands’ foreign diplomatic missions, were political, representative buildings and as such carried symbolic connotations.
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