#5 Action Reaction

On 26th January, in collaboration with OASE, ARGUS organized an event on architectural discourse following OASE’s last publication ‘’Action and Reaction in Architecture’’. A debate was held at our faculty with Marjolein van Eig, Hans van der Heijden, Michiel Riedijk and Daniel Rosbottom as participants and Tom Avermaete as the moderator.

Confronting architects tried to frame the mechanics of architectural discourse and positioned themselves in a wide range of topics regarding the discipline offering us a fruitful debate. Thank you all for being there!

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#4 Back to Delirious

For our fourth monthly event ARGUS is promoting the reflection on how cities built from scratch can be designed for prosperity. The case of Rotterdam is used as a trigger for further debate after the screening of the Rotterdam 2040 documentary.
Bakema introduced the problem of The Heart of the City in the CIAM 8 congress (1951). As a kind of provocation, the architect de ned the core as “the relationship between man and the things”, that when manifested reflect the lavishness of life as a consequence of cooperative action. The non-orchestrated behaviour of people in the major central squares of many European cities are outstanding examples of how life is celebrated in a well composed city centre, but what happens when cities lack such a historical attachment to its squares? What if planned cities, like the new towns in the United Kingdom, fail to establish a successful interaction between its citizens and its supposed core?

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Monthly Paper #2

Within the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, the Architecture track and its education seems to focus on the practice, a future of being an architect. Along with the projects various levels of research take place, but seem to be largely focus on executing theory, rather than generating: knowledge gained is often used to apply in design. Research done within the faculty is usually left unnoticed by the many Master’s students.

With this point of departure, ARGUS’ PhD Day tries to make visible the connection between research and education, and the relation between architectural practice and theory. The day offers a space to delve into the world of PhD’s, promoting a focus on research within the student’s university education and tries to answer questions on how to start a PhD-trajectory in the first place.

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Venice Biennale 2016 Application

 

ARGUS is announcing its excursion to the Venice Architecture Biennale from November 23rd till 27th of 2016. Joined by a teacher and in cooperation with another university, the aim is to stimulate an inter-cultural debate within a 3-day workshop revolving around the topic “Reporting from the Front”.

If you want to broaden your horizon and meet new people, be sure to register before October 6th!

You can apply here:

 

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