Portfolio

  • F-2. The Discipline of Architecture and its Instruments

    This group re-positions architecture as a field of expertise with its own specific logic, rationale and instruments. This entails an in-depth investigation of the material reality of architectural projects and their underlying rationale, but also how the project performs. This focus on the concrete project is guided by a study of existing design approaches, instruments and disciplinary boundaries. In the wake of an increasing dispersion of expertise (through such surrounding fields as economy, sociology, philosophy), architects have found an increasing need to identify what their own area of expertise is (as written by Willem-Jan Neutelings in an essay in 2008, NAi bulletin #5).

    The group thus draws together a number of different areas of research in order to work more comprehensively on the question of architectural knowledge: what is it, how is it formed and how is it communicated? This includes questions on the learning process in the studio, the embodied forms of knowledge that become apparent in the design process, and a re-thinking of the relation between making and reflecting, between the discourse and the project, and between the expertise of the architect and the reception of the public.
     

    Coordinator:
    Carola Hein
    Publications:
    • OASE >>
    • Hans Teerds, 'Constructing Culture, A Political Perspective', in: Igea Toriani and Suzanne Ewing (eds.), Architecture and Culture, Disciplinary Practices, Vol.2, Issue 2., July 2014, Bloomsburry >>
    • Hans Teerds, 'Constructing Culture, A Political Perspective', in: Igea Toriani and Suzanne Ewing (eds.), Architecture and Culture, Disciplinary Practices, Vol.2, Issue 2., July 2014, Bloomsburry >>
    • Michiel Dehaene, Bruno Notteboom, Hans Teerds (eds.), OASE93 Making Landscape Public/Making Public Landscape, Rotterdam 2014, nai010 Publishers >>
    • Hans Teerds, 'Public Practices, Designing the World as Landscape', in: Michiel Dehaene, Bruno Notteboom, Hans Teerds (eds)., OASE 93, Making Landscape Public / Making Public Landscape, Rotterdam 2014, nai010 Publishers >>
    • Klaske Havik, Urban Literacy, Reading and Writing Architecture, Rotterdam 2014, nai010 publishers (ISBN 978-94-6208-121-5) >>
    • Klaske Havik, Urban Literacy, Reading and Writing Architecture, Rotterdam 2014, nai010 publishers (ISBN 978-94-6208-121-5) >>
    • Christophe Van Gerrewey, Véronique Patteeuw, and Hans Teerds (eds.), OASE 90: What is Good Architecture?, Rotterdam 2013, nai010 Publishers >>
    • Klaske Havik, Hans Teerds, Gus Tielens (ed.), OASE#91, Building Atmospheres, Rotterdam 2013, nai010 publishers  >>
    • D. Hauptmann, L.S. Schrijver, (eds.) ‘Architecture Culture and the Question of Knowledge: Doctoral Research Today’ Footprint 10/11, Winter 2012. 
    • Willem Jan Neutelings, Michiel Riedijk, Neutelings Riedijk 2003-2012, Convenciones e identidad, conventions and identity (Madrid: El Croquis 159, 2012) >>
    • Job Floris, Anne Holtrop, Krijn de Koning, Bas Princen, and Hans Teerds (eds.), OASE#84, Models, Rotterdam 2011, NAi Publishers >>
    • L.S. Schrijver, ‘Utopia and/or spectacle? Rethinking urban interventions through the legacy of modernism and the situationist city’. Architectural Theory Review v.16 no. 3, 2011, pp.245-258.
    • L.S. Schrijver, ‘Architecture: Projective, Critical,  Craft?’In: Architecture in the Age of Empire, 11th International Bauhaus Colloquium Weimar. (Verlag der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 2011) pp. 338-353.
    • Klaske Havik, Véronique Patteeuw, and Hans Teerds (eds.), OASE#85, Productive Uncertainty, Rotterdam 2011, NAi Publishers >>
    • Envisioning Futures >>
    • Lara Schrijver, Radical Games: Popping the Bubble of 1960s Architecture. Rotterdam, NAiPublishers, 2009. >>
    • L.S. Schrijver, ‘OMA as Tribute to OMU: Exploring Resonances in the Work of Koolhaas and Ungers’. Journal of Architecture, Vol.13 Issue3, 2008. pp.235-261.
    • Stefano Milani (ed.) Franco Purini; Disegnare architetture / Drawing Architectures. (Bologna, Editrice Compositori, 2007) >>