Exhibition: Analytical models_hofjes

28 May 2019 00:00 till 12 June 2019 00:00 - Location: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, BK Expo - By: Communication BK | Add to my calendar

This exhibition shows analytical models of hofjes, little charity courtyards. The models interactively explore the formal, urban and social qualities of this spatial typology.

Hofjes consist of a group of repetitive individual houses enclosing a garden, hidden inside a perimeter block. Beside the community of individual houses, hofjes have a representative programme in memory of the founder, a gate, and a board's room. Hofjes have been an important constituent architectural figure in the Dutch city since 1400, up until today.

The models in the BK Expo are exhibited against a background of drawings from the research publication 'Het hofje, bouwsteen van de Hollandse stad, 1400 - 2000'. The models have been made by MSc2 students within the studio Methods & Analysis, under the guidance of Geert Coumans, Martijn Stellingwerff, and Willemijn Wilms Floet.