Architecture Bulletin 04
Essays on the Designed Environment
Edited by Anneke Abhelakh, Oene Dijk. Text by Ole Bouman.
Published twice a year, the Netherlands Architecture Institute's house journal Architecture Bulletin presents essays (in word and image) on the built environment of today, yesterday and tomorrow-subjective arguments complemented by personal reflection, but always emphasizing the essay as an appropriate form for the consideration of architecture. These essays originate from design disciplines such as architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture, or from architecture historians, philosophers, artists and sociologists. Architecture Bulletin is about the ways that we arrive at judgments about architecture, whether we encounter them through the media or streamlined in a scale model. It is also about the ways in which architecture can imbue our identities and behaviors with meaning, in metropolises like Hong Kong, postcolonial nations like Indonesia or at home, wherever that may be. These essays are about every aspect of architecture's impact in our world today.