Berlage H.P.

MUSEUM BUILDING One of the Gemeentemuseum’s most prized exhibits is the magnificent Art Deco building itself. Designed by architect H.P. Berlage, it is striking »

Koolhaas Rem 'The Generic City'

"The generic city liberated from the capacity of center, from the straitjacket of identity. The Generic city breaks with this destructive cycle of dependency: it is »

Dimensions of culture

Professor Geert Hofstede has defined “culture” as “the collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from others” »


Fordism describes modern economic and social systems based on industrialized, standardized mass production and mass consumption. The concept (named for Henry Ford) is used in social, »

New Urbanism

New Urbanism is a countermovement to modernism which emerges at the end of the 1980s/beginning of the 1990s in the USA and institutionalizes itself in »


In sociology, anthropology and linguistics, structuralism is the methodology that elements of human culture must be understood in terms of their relationship to a larger, overarching »


At the CIAM Congress in 1959, come together a group of Japanese architects who devote themselves to the forms of organic growth in architecture and particulary »

Deconstructivist Architecture

With the exhibition Deconstructivist Architecture (23.6.-30.8.1988 at MoMA, New York), seven persons all linked by new design vocabulary step by step onto »


Constructivist architecture was a form of modern architecture that flourished in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and early 1930s. It combined advanced technology and engineering »

Vienna from inside...

Otto Wagner Donaustraße 5 Inversed interiour of 'Nameless Library': »