All posts filed under: Precedent analysis


Timmerhuis and PXP, both projects by OMA are emblematic buildings that bring together different worlds through their mixed uses programs. They represent a new “form” of architecture, displaying terms as fragmentation, pixelation and modularisation and become a new “game” in their users’ hands of adaptation. […]

Habitat ’67

Habitat ’67 is a historic monument, recognized around the globe. This emblematic building, had significant press coverage and caused a lot of ink to flow, both locally and internationally and still does. Not only he came up with ways to improve the housing complexes: with the prefabricated interlocking and interconnecting overlapping modules, creating private and communal spaces, planted terraces and more, but he also sets the tone as to where architecture should be taking as next in this new lifestyle witch demands different housing qualities.


  Beyond the Tent: Why Refugee Camps Need Architects (Now More than Ever) By  Katherine Allen In 2013 alone some 1 million people have poured out of Syria to escape a civil conflict that has been raging for over two years. The total number of Syrian refugees is well over […]

Social housing in Mulhouse

    The experimental row house development Cité Manifeste aims to provide maximal instead of minimal apartments for all. Of the five architecture teams hired, have done the most radical job of meeting demands for higher capacity and increased leeway for individual appropriation. The architects Lacaton & […]

Incremental Housing India

«The project’s main idea is to develop a strategy in order to turn informal slums into permanent urban districts through a process of gradual improvement to existing dwellings instead of demolition rebuilding». incremental housing india

House VI, Peter Eisenman

House VI, or the Frank Residence, is a significant building designed by Peter Eisenman, completed in 1975. The building is meant to be a “record of design process,” where the structure that results is the methodical manipulation of a grid. To start, Eisenman created a form […]