Abandoned – A review of the exhibition Architecture of Appropriation

 by Vita Teunissen Student of the MA course Architecture Criticism, in which the students learn how to write critical responses to architectural projects and current exhibitions. This year vuartandculture would like share one of their reviews with you.    Visitors arriving at the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam’s museum park are usually met with the steel and concrete tunnel of the… Read More Abandoned – A review of the exhibition Architecture of Appropriation

Screening: Reyner Banham loves Los Angeles

By Tim Verlaan. Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles is a fascinating 1972 documentary about Los Angeles, in which architectural historian Reyner Banham is our tour guide. Driving around in a rented Chevrolet, he admits a passionate love affair with the city’s highway system, praising the qualities of an urban environment that is still derided by most architecture… Read More Screening: Reyner Banham loves Los Angeles

Heritage in Coastal Landscapes: A research visit to Lea-Artibai

By Linde Egberts. Coastal landscapes in Europe are historically interconnected. For centuries, shipping was the easiest and safest way to travel and trade with people in other parts of the world. And with trade came the exchange of food and exotic products, but also ideas, values, fashions, immigrants, and of course diseases. Moreover, from the seventeenth… Read More Heritage in Coastal Landscapes: A research visit to Lea-Artibai

Making the Invisible Visible

By Tim Verlaan Our architecture department was asked to contribute to the television series ‘Onzichtbaar Nederland’, which aims to open up new perspectives on Dutch landscapes and infrastructures. By combining historical maps and photos with data visualisations, the series investigate how our daily living environment has been transformed by new infrastructural technologies and means of transportation. In the December 1… Read More Making the Invisible Visible