Oase 95 Crossing Boundaries. Transcultural Practices in Architecture and Urbanism
A contribution to the contemporary debate on globalization in architecture
OASE 95 takes as its point of departure the cross-cultural conditions in which architects, urban designers and landscape architects work. It focuses in particular on architects working in a condition of displacement – in other words in relation to cultures, far away or nearby, that are not their own. The issue wants to contribute to the contemporary debate on the effects of globalization and transcultural processes on architecture and urbanism.
In a typical OASE fashion, it combines historical analysis with contemporary reflection and project documentation. Essays are particularly concerned with the ways that a transcultural modus operandi influences the tools and approaches of architects, as they attempt to engage with unfamiliar conditions, sites and agencies.
Historical case studies on the approaches of Constantinos Doxiadis, Michel Ecochard, Jacqueline Tyrwhitt Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry are confronted with reflections on contemporary transcultural design practices.
128 pages, ills 75 full colour & bw / 17 x 24 cm / English, Dutch