N. John Habraken (john@habraken.org)

A selected list of writings on N.J.Habraken


“Die Umsetzung einer einfachen Idee”. Das SAR-Konzept von Träger und Ausbau. Text based on an interview withJesko Fezer,cs of Pro-qm. in: “Hier Entsteht” Strategien partizipativer Architectur und raümlicher Aneignung. metrozones 3 / bbooks. 2003.

Bosma, Koos, with Dorine van Hoogstraten and Martijn Vos: "Housing for the Millions, John Habraken and the SAR (1960-2000)", NAI Publishers, Rotterdam, 2001, ISBN 90 5662178 5, 375p.

Lüchinger, Arnulf: "2-Komponenten-Bauweise, Struktur und Zufall", Arch-Edition, Den Haag, 2001, ISBN3-9522023-1-2 (An essay on the relation between the 'support' idea and architecture in the Netherlands.)

Bouman, Ole: "John Habraken", Foundation for Arts, Design, and Architecture”, Amsterdam, 1996. Publication at the occasion of the BKVB ( Netherlands foundation for Fine Arts, design, and Architecture) Oevre reward 1996. (Contains a brief essay, titled "The Life Cycle of an Idea" followed by an interview, titled "Building beyond Palladio", and a reprint of "3R's for housing".)

Buch, J.: "De Sociale matrix: Blom, Habraken en de planning van de jaren zeventig", in: Een eeuw Nederlandse Architectuur, Rotterdam , p.329-333. 1993

Vreedenburgh,Eric and Ype Cuperus: "Architecture as Interplay. interview with NJH", In:"Untangled Buiding?"Eric Vreedenburgh editor, OBOM publication. Also a Japanese edition. 1992

Grunhagen, Harm: interviewer, "Open Bouwen is meer dan Liefdewerk voor Bewoners", Woningraad, No. 12 , June 1989.

Kendall, S.H.: "The Netherlands: Distinguishing "Support" and "infill", Architecture; the AIA Journal, 10, p 90-94, 1986

Luchinger, Arnolf: Article in Altagliche Architectuur. The Hague, 1985.

Prins Bernhard Fonds: "Habraken", The Hague, Prins Bernhard Foundation, 1984.

Barbieri, Unberto, ed.: "Profile", in Architectuur en Planning: Nederland 1940-1980. Rotterdam and Amsterdam, 1983.

"Habraken: SAR 73". Special issue of Parametro, June 1982

Yoshida, Masahiro, editor: "Open Housing" special issue, Toshi-Jutaku, no.135, 1979

Mamoli, Marcello, "Processo aperto strutture aperte una strategia per la residenza", in Parametro n.79, agosto-settembre 1979: La lunga marcia atatraverso la "partecipazione"

Dluhosch, Eric: "Involving People in the Housing Process; The Story of Habraken's Supports and Detachables", Industrialization Forum, No. 1, 1976.

Taylor, B.B. : "Nicolaas Habraken: du regne de la quantite a l'ordre de la qualite?" L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, July/August 1974.

Mamoli, Marcello et. al: "N.J.Habraken e il Gruppo SAR: matgeriali di ricerca sulla progrettazione della residenza". Venice, 1973.

Uyeda, Makato: "SAR". inToshi-Jutaku, September 1972.

Pawley, Martin: "Mass Housing: The Desparate Effort of Pre-Industrial Thought to Achieve the Equivalent of Mass Production". Architectural Design, January 1970. ( Pawleys articles were instrumental in introducing the 'support' idea in the English speaking world.)

Pawley, Martin: "The Perfect barracks and the Support Revolution". Interbuild Arena, October 1967.


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