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Urban roof

P. Blom, 1965. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, BLOM p3

 

Under the title of ‘Living as an Urban Roof’, Blom designed a city composed primarily of two levels: a public space on the ground floor and habitats above, forming ‘the roof of the city’.

 

'Structuralism' is an exhibition on Dutch structuralism, a movement in architecture in the late '50s and early '60s that renounced the technocratic planning that characterised the post-war reconstruction of the country. Instead, its proponents asked space for the poetic and emotional aspects of architecture, in order to come to a truly dignified living environment.

 

www.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/structuralism

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Taken on September 4, 2014