Complexity: Dutch & American Housing

Dutch Complex Housing explores a special form of multi-family dwelling developed as socially accountable policy in response to the Netherlands’ dense population and situation below sea-level. The exhibition profiles eight visually rich structures, responsive to their sites , designed to incorporate non-housing functions, a variety of housing types and income levels that support diverse communities.

In the Netherlands, where housing is a right, and urban design and planning are central to providing housing, complex housing emerged to make the best use of public transportation and infrastructure, and provide diversity of lifestyle and income in dense, urban settings. Can this innovative type of housing be replicated elsewhere?

Dutch Complex Housing will premiere at the University of Minnesota’s Goldstein Museum of Design in September 2017 and will be available for bookings beginning in January 2018.

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To preorder the book, visit Routledge.

For more information about hosting the exhibition, and for general questions, contact Professor Julia W. Robinson, Ph.D., FAIA,