Beyond Beyond

January 2017
When Volume started as ‘magazine to go beyond architecture’ in 2005, the world was a different one. There was a lot of attention for the spectacular in architecture, for instance, and little for where society was going in relation to architecture: the urgencies and opportunities architecture could and should engage with. Since, Volume explored a wide variety of topics and terrains, each time looking for the added value of architecture.

So, what is the situation today? In this issue Volume focuses on current dilemmas (young) architects are confronted with, both in education and in setting up their office. It’s less about ‘going beyond’ as such, and more about impact and repercussions.

Volume 50 – Beyond Beyond includes Total Space, a 32-page insert produced in collaboration with the Jacob Bakema Study Centre and designed by Metahaven, on the notion of ‘total space’ as introduced by Jaap Bakema in the 1960s and what it means in the digital world of today.

Volume 50 – Beyond Beyond also includes Doing It the Belgian Way, a 32-page insert produced in collaboration with KU Leuven/Sint-Lucas School of Architecture and designed by Julia Neller, on educating tomorrow’s architect.


Rem Koolhaas, Leonardo Dellanoce, Mark Wigley / Beatriz Colomina, Bengin Dawod, Winy Maas, Gabu Heindl, Benedict Clouette, Timothy Moore, Anne Feenstra, Nick Axel, Jose Muñoz-Villers, Ole Bouman, Jeffrey Inaba, Brendan Cormier, Ute Meta Bauer, James Taylor-Foster


Volume 50 – Beyond Beyond
Editor-in-chief Arjen Oosterman
Designed by Irma Boom and Tariq Heijboer
128 pages, soft-cover binding

ISSN 1574-9401
ISBN 9789077966600


Arjen Oosterman
Editorial: A Tilting Horizon
Rem Koolhaas
Leonardo Dellanoce
Beyond Definition
Mark Wigley / Beatriz Colomina
Design: The Istanbul Manifesto
Bengin Dawod
Rebuilding the Invisible Layers of a City After War
Winy Maas
An Optimist’s Margin of Doubt
Gabu Heindl
Powerfully (Precariously) Positioned Planning Proposition
Benedict Clouette
An American Scene
Timothy Moore
Intersecting IRL and URL
Anne Feenstra
A Quest for Quality
Nick Axel
Beyond Category
Jose Muñoz-Villers
Mind the Gap
Ole Bouman
To Beyond Or Not To Be
Jeffrey Inaba
The Architect as Navigator
Brendan Cormier
Action Is a Verb
Ute Meta Bauer
The Art of Intervention
James Taylor-Foster
Media States, or the State of Media