Housing in the Netherlands: Exemplary Architecture of the Nineties – Woningbouw in Nederland: Voorbeeldige architectuur van de jaren negentig (NAi, 1996) by Arjen Oosterman gives a comprehensive look towards innovative urban housing solutions in Dutch architecture in the 1990s.
This book, which brings together a number of exceptional and high-average Dutch housing projects from the past five years (with the emphasis on the most recent production), was promted by a feeling that the Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook, excellent though it is, is simply unable to include all the interesting ousing projects that appear in the course of any one year (…) Even this coverage of recent housing projects is by no means complete: the 54 works by 42 architects and practices documented here are nomore than a cross section plucked from a substantial top layer.
The selection of projects has been motivated by a desire to reflect the diversity of this top layer of Dutch housing architecture. This diversity is not so much of external appearance, for that applies to a relatively limited spectrum in the Netherlands (…) There is, however, diversity in the nature and size of the task and in the manner of tackling it (…) As such, the selected works provide botha good overview of the current state of affairs and a standard for Dutch housing construction. Seen in this light they are both example and exemplary.
– Housing in the Netherlands: Exemplary Architecture of the Nineties – Woningbouw in Nederland: Voorbeeldige architectuur van de jaren negentig (NAi, 1996), pp. 7–8
The text is in English and Dutch. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The glueing of the binding is fine. The covers show some small signs of shelf wear and use. There is a previous owner’s sticker on the front cover.