‘TRACES IN TIME’ –
This study is part of a wide-ranging research into the historical, social and architectural transformations of a building block in the neighborhood Transvaal in Amsterdam. The block was built in 1927 and therefore went through all the relevant social developments of Amsterdam in the 20th century on micro-scale.
In general, the genesis and transformation of buildings and cities are described and explained from a specific perspective; historical, social, economic or spatial. However the main goal of this research is to reconstruct the biography of a specific part of the city within the interactions of time, action, memory and place. Starting from this perspective the study combines various themes, in which we seek to reconstruct the spatial and social development of housing in Amsterdam on micro-scale, thus on scale of the block, street, house and interior.
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