Tom Avermaete

Selected Books

-Janina Gosseye, Tom Avermaete (eds.), Acculturating the Shopping Centre, London: Routledge, 2018. (ISBN: 9781472485045)

-Tom Avermaete, Lisa Schmidt-Colinet, Daniela Herold (eds.), Living Lab: Constructing the Commons, Vienna: IKA Academy of Fine Arts/ IBA Vienna, 2018. (ISBN: 978-3-9503211-6-6).

-Janina Gosseye, Tom Avermaete (eds.), Shopping Towns Europe: Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre, 1945–1975, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. (ISBN: 978-14-74267403)

-Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete, Dirk van den Heuvel (eds.), The Architecture of the Welfare State, London: Taylor and Francis/Routledge, 2015. (ISBN: 9780-41-5725-408)

-Tom Avermaete, Maristella Casciato, Casablanca-Chandigarh: A Report on Modernization, Park Books, Zurich, 2015. (ISBN: 978-39-06027364) and Casablanca-Chandigarh: Bilans d’une modernisation, Zurich: Park Books, 2015. (ISBN: 978-39-06027395)

-Tom Avermaete, Rem Koolhaas et al., Elements of Architecture: Balcony, Venice: Marsilio, 2014. (ISBN: 978-88-910-1302-6)

-Tom Avermaete, Anne Massey (eds.), Hotel Lobbies and Lounges: The Architecture of Professional Hospitality, London: Routledge Publishers, October 2012. (ISBN: 978-0415496537)

-Tom Avermaete, Rajesh Heynickx (eds.), Making a New World: Designing Modern Communities in Interwar Europe, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2012. (ISBN: 978 9058679093)

-Tomas Valena, Tom Avermaete, Georg Vrachliotis (eds.), Structuralism Reloaded: Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism, London/Stuttgart : Axel Menges, 2011. (ISBN: 9783 93668147 5)

-Tom Avermaete, Serhat Karakayali, Marion von Osten (eds.), Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past, Rebellions for the Future, London: Blackdog Publishers, 2010. (ISBN: 978 1907317 11 8)

-Tom Avermaete, Klaske Havik, Hans Teerds (eds.), Architectural Positions: On Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere, Amsterdam: SUN/Boom Publishers, 2009. (ISBN: 9789085065661)

-Tom Avermaete, Another Modern: The Post-war Architecture of Candilis-
Josic-Woods, Rotterdam: Nai Publishers, 2005. (ISBN: 9056624733)

Book Chapters

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Beyond Innocence: The Norms and Forms of Colonial Urban Landscapes‘ in Braae, Ellen, and Henriette Steiner (eds.) Routledge Research Companion to Landscape Architecture. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019, 73-85.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Balcony’, in Koolhaas, Rem (ed.) Elements of Architecture, Köln: Taschen, 2018, pp. 1078-1238.

-Christoph Grafe, Tom Avermaete, ‘The Ideas of a Small Avant-Garde at Large: Situating Stynen’s Professional Practice in the Post-War Period’, in: Laureys, Dirk (ed.), Léon Stynen 1899-1990 (Antwerp: Flanders Architecture Institute/ VAi) 2018, 310-317.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘The View from the Grid’, in Margitta Buchert (ed.) Prozesse Reflexiven Entwerfens. Processes of Reflexive Design, Berlin: Jovis, 2018, pp. 176-191.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Towards Another Rhetoric: Or the Importance of Thinking the Weak Monument’ in Říha, Tadeáš, Laura Linsi, and Roland Reemaa. Weak Monument: Architectures Beyond the Plinth = Nõrk Monument : Pjedestaalialused Arhitektuurid. Zürich: Park Books, 2018, pp. 25-37.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Death of the Author, Center and Meta-Theory: Emerging planning histories and expanding methods of the early 21st century’, in Carola Hein (ed.), Handbook on Planning History, London: Routledge, 2018, pp. 478-486.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘The Infrastructure of Bare Life: Another Definition of Housing from and for the Global South’, Andreas Ruby, Ilka Ruby (eds.), Infrastructure Space, Berlin: Ruby Press, 2016, pp. 250-263.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Architecture and its Epistemes’, in Ellen Braae, Svava Riesto, Tom Avermaete (eds.), Theories and Methods in Landscape Architecture, Copenhagen: Academic Books, 2016, pp.8-14.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Negotiating Modernism: Reports from Casablanca and Chandigarh’, in Anna Tostoes (ed.), The Shape of the City, Lisbon: IST Press, 2016, pp. 60-75.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘The Socius of Modern Architecture’, in Nägeli, Walter, and Niloufar Tajeri (eds.), Small Interventions: New Ways of Living in Post-War Modernism. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2016, pp. 25-32.
-Tom Avermaete, ‘The Place of Commonplace: The ordinary as Alternative Architectural Lens in Western Europe’ in Elie Haddad, David Rifkind (eds.), A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture 1960-2010, 2nd edition, London: Ashgate, 2015, pp. 189-206
-Tom Avermaete, ‘From Knoxville to Bidonville: Atbat and the architecture of the French welfare state’ in Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete, Dirk van den Heuvel (eds.), The Architecture of the Welfare State, Taylor and Francis/Routledge, London, 2015, pp. 219-235.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Geregelter Wandel und wirtschaftliches Bauen’ in Jesko Fezer, Christian Hiller, Nikolaus Hirsch (eds.), Das wachsende Haus, Berlin: Bong & Co, 2015, pp. 165-168.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘A Thousand Youth Clubs: Mass Leisure and the Rejuvenation of Post-war France’, in Susanne Pietsch, Andreas Muller (eds.), Walls that Teach, Amsterdam: Jap Sam, 2015, pp. 173-187.
-Tom Avermaete, ‘The Place of Commonplace: The ordinary as Alternative Architectural Lens in Western Europe’ in Elie Haddad, David Rifkind (eds.), A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture 1960-2010, London: Ashgate, 2014, pp. 189-206.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Accommodating the Afropolis: Michel Ecochard’s Alternative Approach to the Modern City’ in Marc Angelil, Rainer Hehl (eds.), Informalize! Essays on the Political Economy of Urban Form, Berlin: Ruby Press, 2012, pp.19-55.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Excavating the Company Town: Small Moroccan Mining Cities in European Archives’, in: Claudine Piaton, Ezio Godoli, David Peycere (eds.), Building beyond the Mediterranean, Paris, Editions Honoré Clair, pp.120-127.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘À la recherche des villes patronales: les petites villes minières marocaines dans les archives européennes’, in : Claudine Piaton, Ezio Godoli, David Peycere (eds.), Construire au-delà de la Méditerranée, Paris, Editions Honoré Clair, pp.118-125.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Vers une architecture des loisirs: Rereading the Norms and Forms of French Mass Tourism.’, in: Jens Kvorning, Jens Pasgaard (eds.), Tourism and Strategic Planning, Copenhagen, Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, 2010, pp.7-22.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘The Borders Within: Reflections upon Architecture’s Engagement with Urban Limens’ in: Marc Schoonderbeek (ed.), Border Conditions, Amsterdam, Architectura et Natura, 2010, pp.269-276.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Making Things Public: The Multi-Modal Public Space as a New Challenge for Dutch Design’, in van Baar, van Meggelen, De Rijk (eds), Dutch Design Yearbook 2009, Nai Publishers, Rotterdam, 2009, pp. 57-68.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Between Dogon and Bidonville: CIAM, Team 10 and Perspectives on African Vernacular’, in: Jean-Francois Lejeune, Michelangelo Sabatino (eds.), Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities, London, Routledge, 2009, pp. 263-275.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Marie-Jose van Hee: House Leeuws-Croes’ in Eline Dehullu, Katrien Vandermarliere (eds.), Arts Flanders 08: Architecture, Brussels, Ministry of Culture, 2008, pp.V-VI.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘A Web of Research on Socio-Plastics: Team 10 and the Critical Framing of Everyday Urban Environments’, in Reto Geiser (ed.), Explorations in Architecture: Teaching, Design, Research, Basel/Boston, Birkhauser, 2008, pp.114-117.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Mat-building: Team 10’s Critical Re-invention of the
Urban Tissue’, in Max Risselada, Dirk Van den Heuvel (eds.), Team 10: In
Search of a Utopia of the Present, Rotterdam, NAi Publishers, 2005, pp.


-Tom Avermaete, ‘Constructing the Commons: Towards Another Architectural Theory of the City?’ in Arch +, ‘An Atlas of Commoning: Places of Collective Production’, no. 232, 2018, pp. 32-43.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘The Socius of Architecture: Spatialising the Social and Socialising the Spatial.’ in The Journal of Architecture. 23.4, 2018, pp. 537-542.

-Christoph van Gerrewey, Veronique Patteeuw, Tom Avermaete ‘Action and Reaction in Architecture’, in OASE. Architectural Journal, no.97, 2016, pp. 3-14.

-Tom Avermaete, Hans Teerds, ‘The Roles of the Architect: Toward a Theory of Practice’, in Lexicon no. 1, The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architectural and Urban Design, 2016, pp. 7-11.

-Tom Avermaete, Charlotte Robinson, ‘Affordable housing as development aid’ in DASH: Global housing: Affordable dwellings for growing cities, no.12-13, 2015, pp. 20-35.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Crossing Cultures of Urbanism: The Transnational Planning Ventures of Michel Ecochard’, in OASE. Architectural Journal, no.95, 2015, pp. 22-33.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Auf der Suche nach einem genuinen Moderne’, in Arch+. Zeitschrift fur Architektur und Stadtebau, no.220, 2015, pp. 10-18.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Reconstructing Convention: Fernand Pouillon’s La Tourette Housing Project in Marseille’, in OASE. Architectural Journal, no.92, 2014, pp. 42-55.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘A Thousand Youth Clubs: Architecture, Mass Leisure and the Rejuvenation of Post-war France’, The Journal of Architecture, 18:5, 2013, pp. 632-646

-Tom Avermaete, Dirk van den Heuvel, ‘The Agency of Structuralism’, Volume # 35 Special Insert ‘Open Structures. An Introductory Dossier on Dutch Structuralism’, 2013, pp. 3 – 8.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Low Rise- High Density: A New Fascination in 1960s European Architectural Culture?’, in: Nordic Journal of Architecture, no. 2, January 2012, pp. 42-57.

-Tom Avermaete, Christoph Grafe ‘A Conversation with Alan Colquhoun’, OASE. Architectural Journal, no.87, 2012, pp. 124-138.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Coda: The Reflexivity of Cold War Architectural Modernism’, in: The Journal of Architecture, no.3, 2012, pp. 475-479.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Neues Bauen in Africa: Cold War Politics and Exhibitions on Architecture in the 1960s’, in: The Journal of Architecture, no.3, 2012, pp.387-406.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Architecture ‘Talks Back’: On the (Im)Possibilities of Designing a Critical Architectural Project’, in: Serbian Architectural Journal, no. 3, 2011, pp. 214-225.

-Tom Avermaete, Dirk van den Heuvel, ‘Obama, Please Tax Me! Architecture and the Politics of Redistribution’, in Footprint. Delft School of Design Journal, vol.5, no.2, 2011, pp.1-4.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Komplizen einer Modernen Gesellschaft. Architektur und Politik in Frankreich nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg’, in Arch+. Zeitschrift für Architektur und Städtebau, no. 203, 2011, pp. 30-37.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘The Architect and the Public: Empowering the people in Postwar Architecture Culture’, in Hunch. The Berlage Report on Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape, no.14, 2010, pp. 83-95.

-Tom Avermaete, Eva Storgaard, ‘De Fællesgård: A Danish Saga about Cooperative Living’ in: DASH. Delft Architecture Studies on Housing, no.3, 2010, pp. 48-59.

-Tom Avermaete, Johan Lagae, ‘L’Afrique C’est Chic’, in OASE. Architectural Journal, no.83, 2010, pp. 1-4.

-Tom Avermaete, Klaske Havik, ‘‘Accomodating the Public Sphere: Bernard Tschumi’s Dynamic Definition of Architecture’ in OASE. Architectural Journal, no.77, 2009, pp.33-46.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘From ‘Machine for Living’ to Habitat: Building for the Greatest Number’, in: Arch+. Zeitschrift für Architektur und Städtebau, special addition In The Desert of Modernity, july 2008, p.3.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘Between Dogon and Bidonville: CIAM, Team 10 and the Rediscovery of African Settlements’ in: An Architektur: Produktion und Gebrauch gebauter Umwelt, no. 20, 2008, pp.88-90.

-Tom Avermaete, ‘The Spaces of the Everyday: A Dialogue between Monique Eleb and Jean-Philippe Vassal’, in: OASE. Architectural Journal, no.69, 2006, pp. 62-79.