Wiel Arets






Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


On the 27th August 2019, at his Amsterdam office, DJ (Ana Tostões, editor, and Michel Melenhorst, guest editor) interviewed Wiel Arets, an internationally renowned architect, and the founder of Wiel Arets Architects (1983). He has since taught at several universities worldwide, having also been Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam (1995–2001) and Dean of the College of Architecture (CoA) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago (2012–2017).

How to Cite

Tostões, A., & Melenhorst, M. (2019). Wiel Arets. Docomomo Journal, (61), 81–87. https://doi.org/10.52200/61.A.3FK4MQDN







Author Biographies

Ana Tostões, University of Lisbon

Ana Tostões PhD is an architect, architecture critic and historian, and is president of Docomomo International and Editor of the Docomomo Journal (www.docomomo.com). Her mandate in Docomomo International, since 2010, has been marked by the transformation of the organisation into a truly worldwide network and the Docomomo Journal into the only international periodical which regularly provides a critical look at the contemporary context focused on a broad vision of the Modern Movement Architecture and its reuse. She is a Full Professor at Técnico, University of Lisbon, where she teaches Theory of Architecture and Critical History, and coordinates the Architectonic Culture research group.

Michel Melenhorst, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Michel Melenhorst studied Architecture at the TU Delft, worked at Wiel Arets (1991-1995) and Rem Koolhaas/OMA (1995-1999). Since 2012 he is a Professor for Contextual Design, at the TH-OWL in Germany. Melenhorst leads the RMB project, a consortium of five European universities and docomomo International, dedicated to educating students in the reuse of modernist buildings.