Architectural design - Dwelling

  • dr. ir. Dirk van den Heuvel
    Room: 01.oost.760

    Dirk van den Heuvel graduated as an architect from TU Delft, 1994. He is associate professor with the chair. He is also the head of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam and was the curator of the Dutch pavilion for the 14th architecture exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2014. His expertise is in the field of postwar modern architecture and planning. In 2017 he was awarded with a Richard Rogers Fellowship from Harvard GSD for his research project Socio-plastics on New Brutalism and British welfare state politics.

    Van den Heuvel was curator of the exhibition 'Structuralism' at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam (2014), together with Herman Hertzberger. With Max Risselada he organised two exhibitions and publications: ‘Team 10 – In Search of a Utopia of the Present’ (NAi, 2005) and ‘Alison and Peter Smithson – from the House of the Future to a house of today’ (010, 2004). Book publications include: 'Jaap Bakema and the Open Society' (Archis, 2017), 'Architecture and the Welfare State' (Routledge, 2015, with Mark Swenarton and Tom Avermaete) and ‘Lessons: Tupker / Risselada. A Double Portrait of Dutch Architectural Education’ (SUN, 2003, with Madeleine Steigenga and Jaap van Triest).

    He is an editor of the series Delft Architectural Studies on Housing, DASH (nai010 publishers) and the open-access on-line journal for architecture theory Footprint, as well as an editorial board member of the Spanish open-access on-line research journal VLC Arquitectura. He was also an editor of the journal OASE (1993-1999). His writings have been published in various international magazines and on-line media, among which the Journal of Architecture, AA-Files, Volume and the Dutch website ArchiNed. He has worked as an architect for the offices of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten and De Nijl Architecten. His favourite piece of architecture is the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.

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