Over wonen gesproken #07 – DASH 15. Home Work City
AIR, TU Delft, NAi010 Publishers and NAi Booksellers present the book launch of the 15th DASH magazine: Home Work City.
The contemporary service economy and the emergence of new and clean production methods, call into question the modernist separation between living and working within our cities. People increasingly work from, nearby and around homes that were never designed for this purpose. In this edition of the series, the DASH-editorial team explore the spatial and cultural impact of working on urban domestic culture. DASH 15 unlocks, from an international perspective, contemporary and historical references on architectural type and urban context at the level of the building block. The magazine articulates the relationship between living and working through text, pictures, building-schematics and the signature coherent drawing-method known to DASH.
Our guests are the DASH15 editorial team Dick van Gameren, Paul Kuitenbrouwer, Eireen Schreurs, the British architect and researcher Frances Holliss (London Metropolitan University), architects Verena von Beckerath (Heide & von Beckerath) and Christoph Schmidt and architecture-photographer Andrew Alberts from Berlin.
The program explores the DASH 15 edition with its authors and contributors and reflects on its learnings for the current development of Rotterdam.
19.30 Doors open
20.00 Start program, welcome by moderator Bas van der Pol (AIR)
20.10 Introduction on DASH 15 ‘Home Work City’ by the DASH15 editorial team
20.30 Exploring contemporary and historical references at the level of the urban building block with Frances Holliss (London) and the Berlin design-firms Heide von Beckerath and ifau.
21.10 Reflections on Rotterdam and the Europan 15 challenges of designing future-proof live-work neighborhoods.
21.30 End of program, drinks and sales-launch of DASH15
The program will be English spoken.
Reserve your DASH 15 here.
Order the book Beyond Live / Work by Frances Hollis here.
Read more about the ‘Wohn- und Atelierhaus’ by ifau and Heide & von Beckerath here (German article).
Delft Architectural Studies on Housing is a thematic book series that is wholly devoted to residential design. Inquiry into historical and contemporary projects and conditions is the central focus of DASH. New types of housing but also existing models and changing trends are thoroughly charted and examined. The target is the future: with thought-provoking analyses, DASH aims to give new impetus to innovative housing design.
About ‘Over wonen gesproken’ (Talks on urban living)
With this program AIR is searching for new perspectives on attractive and future-proof urban living. Rotterdam wants to build some 50.000 new homes in the next decade. Furthermore the City wants to vigorously improve the spatial quality and energy performance of the existing built environment. AIR explores these ambitions through public debate, highlights high quality architecture and proven historical references and searches for innovative new concepts and references for Rotterdam to learn from.
Europan 15 x Productive Rotterdam
Rotterdam wants to lead the way in the renewal of the productive city and in the development of innovative living and working environments. This fits in with her tradition of architectural experimentation and her widely supported belief in the social and economic development power of architecture. As she is growing, the city aims to build 50,000 new homes in the next decade. The question is how, as Rotterdam is looking for ‘good growth’: building a compact, circular, productive, healthy and inclusive city with equal opportunities for everyone.
Europan NL and the Rotterdam Architecture Institute (AIR) have set up a partnership for Europan 15 and together with the municipality of Rotterdam as launching partner, they investigate this ‘good growth’. They selected five Rotterdam locations that are each exemplary for the current challenges the city faces. With the innovative ideas of young design teams for the sites, the city of Rotterdam wants to boost her rich tradition in architectural experiment. The express ambition of the competition is to award the five winning teams a follow-up contract in line with their design proposals.