Oases in de stad: Het hofje als architectonisch idee

Dr. Ir. Willemijn Wilms Floet

nai010 uitgevers, 2021


22 exemplary courtyards (built between 1395 and 2007) extensively documented with architectural drawings and photography; mapped out more than 100 Dutch courtyards.

Dutch courtyards have captured the imagination for six centuries. It is their special architecture that makes these small, hidden urban oases as topical as ever. In every period, architects innovate the fourteenth-century archetype in response to changing social relationships. Residents and visitors always experience a special, urban intimacy in an atmosphere of collectivity.

Oases in the city unravels the sustainable appearance of the courtyard. It takes the reader to the capillaries of the old city and ties in with an important topical question: how to create a high-quality, compact living environment that brings tranquility to the often chaotic urban environment.

This book, in which text and image are equal, is intended for architects, urban planners, developers, policy makers and private clients who want to create a sustainable living environment, and all who are interested in this extraordinary heritage. IN DUTCH!

ISBN: ISBN 9789462086593

208 pages, 220 color illustrations, 26 x 21 cm, paperback, Dutch