NEXT21- an experiment| 28mins
Director: Beate Lendt | Producer: ximage, NL
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Netherlands
With the aim of creating an energy-efficient, green, social and flexible urban living environment fit for the challenges of the 21st century and its demands, Osaka Gas commissioned the experimental residential complex `NEXT21` in Osaka in 1989 (completed in 1993).
After 15 years of existence and three consecutive five-year cycles of ongoing housing experimentation, this half-hour documentary `NEXT21 - an experiment` looks back on the context and conditions of its visionary and pioneering multi-disciplinary design process. Interviews with the architects and engineers, inhabitants and
Dutch architect John Habraken as commentator.
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