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Oleg Asoiev

's Gravendijkwal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oleg Asoiev is a Ukrainian born architect based in Netherlands. He graduated from KU Leuven with M.S degree in Architecture. His particular interests are weak architecture and accidental spaces.

The Vanvilla


Appropriation of the Red Hook's Streetscape by Nomadic Vandwellers through Architectural Intervention

The Vanvilla


Appropriation of the Red Hook's Streetscape by Nomadic Vandwellers through Architectural Intervention
Rethinking the streetscapes of the Ney York City from the perspective of powerless (Sassen,2014) nomadic vandwellers. Case study Red Hook.
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  • New areas of operation

For contemporary sedentary man, city vandweller is homeless, while technically they are only houseless. Such a judgement comes from the absence of an appropriate niche in our conscious for this category. The stereotype of nomad brings us to tribes living in wilderness but not equal citizens. No niche in the consciousness of society – no niche in the city.

Nomads create a whole new reading of the street and the streetscape. The city is organized in a way that it circulates around real estate ownerships, where the street acquires a secondary, less valuable status. From sedentary perspective, street is a prephase to enter the property or interphase of getting from one property to another. Most of the time we do not care and when we do, our cares do not exceed the “phase” status of the streetscape. The nomad brings a new meaning and program to the street since it is an extension of his living area. It becomes not a “phase” but a “place”. Street, streetscape, and city belong to nomads.



The Vanvilla


Appropriation of the Red Hook's Streetscape by Nomadic Vandwellers through Architectural Intervention

The Vanvilla


Appropriation of the Red Hook's Streetscape by Nomadic Vandwellers through Architectural Intervention
Rethinking the streetscapes of the Ney York City from the perspective of powerless (Sassen,2014) nomadic vandwellers. Case study Red Hook.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

For contemporary sedentary man, city vandweller is homeless, while technically they are only houseless. Such a judgement comes from the absence of an appropriate niche in our conscious for this category. The stereotype of nomad brings us to tribes living in wilderness but not equal citizens. No niche in the consciousness of society – no niche in the city.

Nomads create a whole new reading of the street and the streetscape. The city is organized in a way that it circulates around real estate ownerships, where the street acquires a secondary, less valuable status. From sedentary perspective, street is a prephase to enter the property or interphase of getting from one property to another. Most of the time we do not care and when we do, our cares do not exceed the “phase” status of the streetscape. The nomad brings a new meaning and program to the street since it is an extension of his living area. It becomes not a “phase” but a “place”. Street, streetscape, and city belong to nomads.




Idea by

Oleg Asoiev
's Gravendijkwal
Rotterdam
Netherlands
Oleg Asoiev is a Ukrainian born architect based in Netherlands. He graduated from KU Leuven with M.S degree in Architecture. His particular interests are weak architecture and accidental spaces.