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Habiforum: mixing working and living
Habiforum: mixing working and living

After about a century of separating functions in our cities to create cleaner, safer and healthier environments, we have seen the other side of the medial: dormitory suburbs, commuter traffic jams, weekend ghosttown office parks, inflexible monufunctional industrial areas. Can you bring life into residential neighborhoods between 9 and 5? Can housing revive outdated ¬†industrial […]

Farmer seeks future
Farmer seeks future

Booklet in Dutch. In a one day workshop achitects and farmers exchanged thoughts and ideas about the future of farms and farmers in the Haarlemmermeer. Just like in the rest of the Netherlands there is pressure on the argicultural sector to change, expand or disappear. While some farmers seeks ways to expand and become agricultural […]

Make Architecture Not War
Make Architecture Not War

Why can things that serve such ugly purposes still be beautiful? For the occasion of a competittion and a Christmas card Karelse Aptroot decided to deal with these unconfortable esthetics. Various military designs have been given a new positive meaning through a series of collages and models.