The Evolution of Type A, B, C and further

Interview with Frits van Dongen


  • Eric Frijters FABRICations
  • Olv Klijn FABRICations


Over the past decades architect Frits van Dongen has gained a name as an ingenious typological innovator. His oeuvre displays a gradual and above all rational development towards optimum housing typologies. Van Dongen, however, describes himself in somewhat different words: ‘I’m a kind of street fighter too, which means I’ll battle endlessly to get a project right.’ This shows how important the actual construction of homes is to Van Dongen in the development of new ideas, for one dwelling type often proves the prelude to yet another.