Ludo Groen is a doctoral candidate in the history and theory of architecture (gta) at ETH Zürich, while practicing architecture from his eponymous studio. His doctoral research, part of the SNSF-funded research project “Switzerland: A Technological Pastoral,” documents the architecture of Swiss banking before and after 1968.
        Between 2018 and 2021, he worked as a researcher at The Berlage at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch institute for architecture, design, and digital culture. At The Berlage he was involved in the organisation of lectures, master classes, teaching, and various book projects. At Het Nieuwe Instituut, he contributed to various exhibitions and research projects, including Automated Landscapes, which will be published in the forhcoming book Automated Landscapes, documenting the emerging automated architectures of dairy farms, greenhouses, data centers, and factories, in the Netherlands and beyond.
        Ludo holds a master degree in architecture from Delft University of Technology and a post-master degree from The Berlage.


Haussmann and the House of Fashion
OASE Journal 
October, 2019

From the House of Worth to the Houses of Dior and Chanel, the notion of the ‘house’ in fashion—both physically and symbolically—can be described as a metabolic system that builds upon Haussmann’s plan for Paris to transcend the unit of the house into a constituent of an extensive urban, social and economic fabric. This contribution to OASE #104 explores the early twentieth-century Parisian domestic-cum-fashion house, a type that has disintegrated today with the decentralisation of the fashion industry supply chain.

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