Hilberinkbosch architecten 1996-2022: Wonen waardoor het leven kan landen

Astrid Aarsen, Eric Alink, Kirsten Hannema

Self Published, 2022


Thousands of houses away, the architectural duo Annemariken Hilberink and Geert Bosch look back on 25 years of architectural practice in their latest book Living, so that life can land. In their journey they take the reader from Neighborhood to Complex, from Residential to Heritage, they show who they are in Bureau and the closing Specials give a glimpse into their engagement. The well-founded monograph is a rich reflection of current issues, including housing construction assignments, renovation assignments, building outside the Randstad conurbation and new models for concept construction and timber construction.

In addition to their foreword and project descriptions, HB-a invited three guest authors to contribute to their jubilee publication. In Thuis in de Wereld, Kirsten Hannema puts Hilberinkbosch’s recurring question of conscience: Would I want to live there myself? central. An essential question for the task facing the current government. ‘The task facing the Netherlands extends beyond one million houses, how are we going to use it to build good buildings, streets, squares and neighbourhoods, where people can find a home?’ Astrid Aarsen describes in Disruptive Continuity how Hilberinkbosch’s architecture connects and a different way of looking at existing heritage. “A dialectical process of mutual influence to which the users, after delivery, add their own episode”. In the final essay, Eric Alink needs just under 7 cycling kilometers for his A short road novel that searches for the language of Hilberinkbosch. “…architecture becomes prose and at best poetry, the design revealing its own grammar, choice of words and peculiarities.” IN DUTCH!


ISBN: 9789081011105

336 pages, illustrated, 26,3 x 20,5 cm, paperback, Dutch