The built environment, architecture and the interior have known various historic periods in which they were dominated by a set of specific materials, their production and construction requirements. Twentieth-century material culture has been deeply influenced by the application of plastic, in the interior and even more widely in consumer products. After the invention of Parkesine
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This project aims to research and build generous spaces for communities under stress in Nepal. As in most other developing countries, good education is considered a key element in the process of progression and self-actualisation in Nepal. Unfortunately however, this objective has been sought in the greatest possible resemblance to the richer West. As a result, Nepali
‘Texts ≈ Buildings: Dissecting Transpositions in Architectural Knowledge (1880-1980)’ is a Scientific Research Network (SRN), launched in 2017 and hosted by the research groups ‘Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past’, ARP, and ‘Architecture, Interiority, Inhabitation’, A2I, of the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, acting together as core research unit under the coordination of Rajesh Heynickx (Head), Fredie Floré and Ricardo Agarez.
This book is constructed as an intellectual biography of Sibyl Moholy-Nagy and was published with Bloomsbury (Sibyl Moholy-Nagy. Architecture, Modernism and its Discontent, 2019) and with Sandstein (Sibyl Moholy-Nagy. Kritikerin der Moderne, 2019). Sibyl Moholy-Nagy was born in 1903 in Loschwitz, near Dresden, the daughter of Werkbund architect Martin Pietzsch. After the death of her
A city is defined more by its houses, than its cathedrals, its town halls or its court buildings. All human life is represented in its dwellings: from its row houses to its villas, its artisan cottages to its apartment blocks. During the nineteenth century, thousands of houses were built around urban centres in Britain and