Huig issue #12 (2012)

The magazine is enclosed in a black glossy cover, leaving fingerprints when it is picked up or opened to read.
Close-up of the embossing (“huig”) on the dust jacket around the magazine.
The reader will first come accross the colophon, which is typeset within the shape of the logo of the academy and literally constitutes the final destination of the magazine.
The magazine is bound using an open sewn binding method, emphasizing the structural aspects of the magazine object.
When unfolding the dust cover, a map system of floating images and pages becomes visible, representing the dialectic between city or urban environment and building or landmark.
A table of contents provides both page numbers and coordinates of specific articles representing their location on the map and in the magazine itself.
An example page showing part of an article on the “Archiprix prize” of 2011. Placed on a clean layout page that represents the phase of a new, just-built building.
An example page showing one of the images of the photographic essay between the architectural phases of decay and vacancy.
An example page showing part of an article on the increasing size of cities. Placed on a spatial layout page representing the vacant phase that many Rotterdam buildings find themselves in.
An example page showing one of the images of the photographic essay between the architectural phases of vacancy and creative re-use.
An example page showing part of an interview with ZUS on the creative re-use of vacant buildings. The layout of this section gradually introduces new colours and forms into the layout.
Close-up of the page above as it is positioned on the map at the inside of the dust jacket. The overlaying system of grids shows the conflictive dialectic between building and urban planning.
An example page showing some of the images of the photographic essay that is shown at the end of the magazine.
An example page showing some of the images of the photographic essay on building vacancy and its opportunities for creative re-use in the city of Rotterdam.
An example page showing some of the images of the photographic essay on building vacancy and its opportunities for creative re-use in the city of Rotterdam.
An example page showing some of the images of the photographic essay on building vacancy and its opportunities for creative re-use in the city of Rotterdam.
An example page showing some of the images of the photographic essay on building vacancy and its opportunities for creative re-use in the city of Rotterdam.
The back of the magazine shows a short description of its contents, and contains a link to the website of the academy.
Info
Title: Huig issue #12
Series.title: Huig
Type: Print; Paperback (with dust jacket); Periodical
Type.dimensions: 330 × 230 × 9 mm; 1189 × 841 mm (unfolded dust jacket)
Type.pages: 96 pages
Type.printing: Full-colour process (CMYK); Double-sided; Embossing (on dust jacket)
Type.binding: Open sewn binding
Type.edition: 1,500 copies
Commissioner.name: J. (Jan) Duursma; C. (Chris) van Langen; A. (Alenka) Milward; J. (Jeroen) Visschers
Commissioner.affiliation: Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design
Designer.name: T. (Thijs) de Jong; M. (Margareth) Józefczak; F. N. (Fernando) van der Vlist; D. R. (Danuta) de Vries
Designer.affiliation: School of Media & Design, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Author.name: J. (Jan) Duursma; A. (Alenka) Milward; C. (Catja) Edens; J. (Job) Floris; E. (Eric) Frijters; O. (Olv) Klijn; P. (Patrick) van der Klooster; C. (Chris) van Langen; A. (Arjen) Oosterman; H. (Hans) Tomassen
Author.affiliation: Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design
Editor.name: J. (Jan) Duursma; C. (Chris) van Langen; A. (Alenka) Milward; J. (Jeroen) Visschers
Editor.affiliation: Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design
Photographer.name: S. (Sjors) Massar
Photographer.affiliation: School of Media & Design, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Instructor.name: K. M. (Karin) Mientjes; R. (Roger) Teeuwen; M. (Mark) Mulder
Instructor.affiliation: Dept. of Graphic Design, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Description.note: This special issue contains studio and graduation work of the 2010–2011 academic year, an interview with ZUS on pre-fabrication and a dialogue with Eric Frijters and Olv Klijn on Opdracht formulerende stedenbouw [English: assignment-inducing urban design].
Description: Huig is an annual magazine published by the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design. For this special edition of the periodical, we designed the magazine as a metaphor for the city. Emphasising contemporary debates in architectural discourse, the different sections represent succeeding stages in the lifetime of a building (e.g. newly constructed, decay, vacancy, reuse, demolition). By intentionaly omitting the demolition stage, we put a strong emphasis in both content and design on the reuse and repurposing of currently vacant buildings (a serious issue not just in the city of Rotterdam) rather than simply demolishing them.
Zooming out, however, the book suddenly comes to represent the urban. Each page is framed as a still in a tour through this metaphorical city of articles, interviews, photographs and other types of content. The dust cover around the book is not just an architectural façade, on the inside it is also a map of the magazine.
Printer: DeltaHage
Printer.place: The Hague, the Netherlands
Publisher: Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design
Publisher.place: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Date.submitted: 19 Jan. 2010
Date.accepted: 19 Jan. 2011
Date.published: 4 Feb. 2011
Source.ISSN: 1572-1426
Language: Dutch (The Netherlands)
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