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Christiaanse, Kees

Works: 89 works in 193 publications in 4 languages and 1,448 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Designs and plans  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author, wst, Illustrator, dgs, Interviewer, Contributor
Classifications: NA1148, 711.4
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City as loft : adaptive reuse as a resource for sustainable urban development( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's always about each specific location, the people, and a vision. This is the message distilled from these portraits of 30 reused industrial areas. In a wide variety of places all round the globe, reinterpretations of the legacy of the industrial age are releasing tremendous potential energy and creativity - in the USA, Russia, Brazil and China just as much as in Europe. The book examines the background, protagonists and concepts involved and shows various strategies for reuse. In essays and interviews, specialists from both the theoretical and practical fields explain their findings and experiences. Dutch book designer Joost Grootens, well known for his self-explanatory 'infographics', has given the 30 projects a visual form allowing fascinating comparisons."--Publisher description
Strip : one mile of urban housing in The Hague by Kees Christiaanse( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents both the built and the unbuilt home designs prepared for the Dedemsvaartweg Housing Festival organized by the city of The Hague
Built identity : Swiss Re's corporate architecture by Kees Christiaanse( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents reinsurance firm Swiss Re's built identity by looking at its eleven buildings in six locations (Zurich, Adliswil, R schlikon, Munich, London, and New York). It illustrates this corporate architecture with sketches, plans, and photographs and brings it alive in interviews by Roderick Hönig with the participating architects: Bothe Richter Teherani, Meili und Peter, Norman Foster, Tilla Theus, Silvio Schmed, Schnebli Amann Menz, and St cheli und Partner provide fascinating perspectives on how the firm's corporate culture came to architectural expression
Urban reports : urban strategies and visions in mid-sized cities in a local and global context by Nicola Schüller( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on how mid-size cities are being affected by global trends and explores the consequences and challenges they face in their development
Grand urban rules by Alex Lehnerer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Grand Urban Rules offers a compilation and discussion of significant rules invented and implemented by European, North American, and Asian cities. The reader does not only get an overview of the functionality and repercussions of these rule sets but also gains insight into the context and situation of the specific city through the lens of rule-based governance: a citys code as the inverted, abstracted and extracted image of a citys actual situation. Setting standards is first and foremost a cultural act. We map cities by their rules! The publication is based on a database of approximately 100 relevant urban rules researched over the past three years at the ETH Zurich. These rules describe built form with regard to physical characteristics, qualities, and consequences as well as the distribution of program, density, urban performance, and aesthetics."--Publisher's description
Charter of Dubai : a manifesto of critical urban transformation by SMAQ (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man-made peninsular Palm Jumeirah on the coast of Dubai is a superlative project and an exemplary model for the Gated Communities and Resorts that have developed worldwide in property bubbles. The development may be spectacular, but cannot conceal the fact that the former marketing success story is faced with serious problems. How can an isolated anti-urban exclave be opened up and integrated? Can issues concerning networking, the public sphere and affordable housing, as well as climate change adaptation, biodiversity and the supply of energy be resolved through targeted tactical interventions? The 'Charter of Dubai' is a manifesto of critical urban transformation. It subversively encourages the conversion of isolated quarters into a socially and ecologically open urban space. The detailed catalog of the individual measures, richly illustrated with clear sketches and references, make the Charter a handbook for urban transformation that takes social and ecological aspects into account
Open city : designing coexistence by International Architecture Biennale( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author information Contributors to part 1 Ash Amin, Marc Angelil, Regina Bittner, Stephen Cairns, Kees Christiaanse, Angelus Eisinger, Orhan Esen, Gerald Frug, Stephen Graham, Dieter Läpple, Mark Michaeli, Robert Neuwirth, Arnold Reijndorp, Tim Rieniets, Christian Salewski, Saskia Sassen, Peter Sloterdijk, Michael Zinganel. Contributors to part 2 Crimson Architectural Historians, Interboro, Stephen Cairns, Daliana Suryawinata, Philipp Misselwitz, Can Altay, Jörg Stollmann, Rainer Hehl, Bart Goldhoorn, Alexander Sverdlov, and many others
Campus and the city : urban design for the knowledge society by International symposium on "campus design - academic and corporate developments( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Campus and the City, renowned experts present and comment on current trends in campus design worldwide. Thirty projects address such issues as the future of the prototypical Greenfield campus and how inner city campuses are transforming the urban context and include prominent corpo-rate enclaves and their ideological underpinnings. Restructuring outdated postwar campuses as well as establishing new uni-ver-sity districts, particularly in emerging Asian countries, require fresh approaches as well as founded insight into spatial and programmatic interrelationships. In addition, corporations and academic institutions alike are increasingly seeking urban strategies capable of encouraging innovation and synergy in their research centres, often drawing upon the locational potentials of their surroundings. This volume addresses important aspects of new conceptions of the campus - ranging from forms of spatial organization that promote internal knowledge transfer and social interaction to different types of urban strategies aimed at creating sustainable centres of knowledge and learning that are open and responsive to society's ever changing demands
Situation KCAP : architects and planners by Kees Christiaanse( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dutch architect and urban planner Kees Christiaanse and his office, KCAP, develop and realize exceptional concepts and designs in the fields of urban planning and architecture and at the interface between the two." "In recent years, the focus of the future development of European cities has shifted towards the regeneration and restructuring of urban areas, including inner cities. KCAP has realized pioneering work in this area: on former dockland and industrial sites and along important banks of major European rivers. KCAP brings to these challenging settings its highly distinctive concepts, whether it be as supervisor, urban planner or architect." "This wide-ranging book represents the first in-depth survey and analysis of KCAP's most important projects."--Jacket
Rotterdam by Kees Christiaanse( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Amsterdam and The Hague, the third volume in the Forum series features the Rotterdam of architect and urban planner Kees Christiaanse. Since the early 1980s Rotterdam has been recovering from the 'soft' 70s under the inspirational leadership of a group of writers, designers and architects. The frumpishness of that decade has been resolutely pushed aside in exchange for a panegyric to the unlimited opportunities of the metropolis
Density, architecture, and territory : five European stories = Densité, architecture et territoire : cinq histoires européennes( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldwide urbanization brings seemingly inescapable and uncontrollable forms of densification with it. Increasingly, cities are no longer defined by clearly visible borders. Instead they form open territories that are honeycombed with infrastructures and immaterial networks. This development requires a new understanding of density: density is not the product of piling square feet on top of one another, instead it is the result of vital connections between the different urban levels. Apart from a physical and economical dimension, density also has a social significance in particular, as a means of promoting and structuring human relations and therefore contributing to a good urban life.0'Density, Architecture, and Territory' puts forward a model of density as a tool for sustainable urban development. Based on five European urban planning projects in Saintes, Utrecht, Copenhagen, Nantes, and Bregenz, various densification strategies are presented and analyzed. Discussions with the architect Kees Christiaanse, the philosopher Marc Armengaud, the landscape architect Henri Bava, and the economist Allain Sallez round off the publication
De Red Apple en het Wijnhaveneiland = The Red Apple and Wijnhaven Island by Paul Groenendijk( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red Apple is a stunning new apartment complex on Wijnhaven Island. The slender high-rise section forms a succinct contribution to the Rotterdam skyline. In addition, the building comprises a horizontal wedge-shaped structure, which includes a spacious atrium. The groundfloor contains public amenities situated round an arcade. The name Red Apple is derived from the vivid red colour of the aluminium panels in the façade, but also refers to the historical function of the location as a place where apples used to be transshipped. It is obviously also a reference to the high-rise capital New York. This publication gives a written and visual account of the history of the area, the vision concerning the urban development of Wijnhaven Island and the origin of this remarkable building
Kees Christiaanse by Kees Christiaanse( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werk en theorieën van de Nederlandse architect (1953)
Dense + green : innovative building types for sustainable urban architecture by Thomas Schröpfer( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The integration of nature in architecture is a key concern of sustainability. However, all too often sustainable design is reduced to improving the energetic performance of buildings and the ornamental application of natural green. Dense + Green explores new architectural typologies that emerge from the integration of green components such as sky terraces, vertical parks and green facades, in high-density buildings. The book describes green strategies in a comparison across different design tasks and climate conditions. In-depth case studies on the most relevant building types, consistently presented with analytical drawings made exclusively for this book, are complemented by expert essays that demonstrate the current paradigm shift in the sustainable urban environment
Situation( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suburbia in Holland : Vinex - Standort Arnhem( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campus( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van ruimte tot rizoom : standpunten in de Nederlandse architectuur( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interface : second International NAI Summer Master Class Netherlands Architecture Institute, 1997( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strip : 1,5 kilometer woningbouw in Den Haag( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meer dan 45 verschillende architecten uit binnen- en buitenland hebben een bijdrage geleverd aan de Dedemsvaartweg in Den Haag; een 1.5 kilometer lange woonstrip met 550 woningen. In de loop van 15 jaar zijn binnen dit project verschillende woningtypes ontwikkeld om een zo groot mogelijke architectonische diversiteit te realiseren
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Strip : one mile of urban housing in The Hague
Alternative Names
Kees Christiaanse

Kees Christiaanse architecte néerlandais

Kees Christiaanse arquitecto neerlandés

Kees Christiaanse Dutch architect

Kees Christiaanse Nederlands architect

Kees Christiaanse nederländsk arkitekt

Kees Christiaanse niederländischer Architekt und Professor für Architektur und Städtebau an der ETH Zürich


Built identity : Swiss Re's corporate architectureUrban reports : urban strategies and visions in mid-sized cities in a local and global contextGrand urban rulesOpen city : designing coexistenceCampus and the city : urban design for the knowledge societySituation KCAP : architects and plannersDe Red Apple en het Wijnhaveneiland = The Red Apple and Wijnhaven IslandSituationStrip : 1,5 kilometer woningbouw in Den Haag