Building Studies

16 December 2016 – German architecture schools still offer courses in Building Studies. At the university of Kaiserslautern the students Sandra Brand and Eric Schindler studied the housing at Oranjeboomstraat. They wrote me that the type of the House with Two Doors is unknown in Germany. A model had to explain the principle.

The work was led by Marco Zünd, co-founder of the office Buol & Zünd uit Basel which I greatly admire. It is good to see an everyday, but overlooked, dwelling type raising interest abroad and to be presented along canonical housing projects such as the Quinta da Malagueira district in Évora designed by Alvaro Siza Vieira.