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Open House International Association

The Open House international Association (OHIA) aims to communicate, disseminate and exchange housing and planning information. The focus of this exchange is on tools, methods and processes which enable the various professional disciplines to understand the dynamics of housing and so contribute more effectively to it.
To achieve its aims, the OHIA organises and co-ordinates a number of activities which include the publication of a quaterly journal, and, in the near future, an international seminar and an annual competiton.
The Association has the general more aim of seeking to improve the quality of the built-enviroment through encouraging a graeter sharing of decision-maikng by ordinary people and to help develop the nesessary instutional frameworks which will support the local initiatives of people in the housing process.
Open House International
The journal of an association of institues and individuals concerned with housing, design and development in the built environment. Theories, tools and pratice with special emphasis on the local scale.
International Seminar/Workshop
To be held annually and hosted by a member institute. Explores the many interlocking forms of public/private relationships which are emerging in housing and settlement development.
The Competition
To be sponsered annually, in connection wit Seminar.Covers, principles, methods, tools and practice which may be transferable and interchangeable in evolutionary planning, neighbourhood and housing design. An international panel of judges selects the top submissions.




Delft University of Technology
OTB Research Institute forPublic Sciences of Technology.Thysseweg Il. 2629 JA.Delft, The Netherlands. (Henk Visscher)

McGill University
School of Architecture Macdonald-Harrington Building Centre for Minimum CostHousing Studies,815, Shcrhrookc Street West.Montreal, PQ. Canada H3A 2K6.(Avi Friedman)

Ajman University of Science and Technology
Dept. of Architectural Engineering, P.O.Box 346, Ajman
United Arab Emirates (Jihad Awad)

Budapest University of Technology & Economics
gFaculty of Architecture Budapest  Department of Construction Technology & Management
(Dr. Levente Malyusz)

Ball State University,
College of Architecture & Planning, Muncie, Indiana, 47306, USA, (Stephen Kendall)

Dipartimento di Architettura Ateneo Federato delle Scienze Umane delle Arti e dell'Ambiente, SAPIENZA Universita di Roma, Roma, Italy.
( Marta Calzolaretti)

The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Division of Built Environment Analysis, Department of Infrastruture & Plannning . SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden.
(Rolf Johanssen)
The Development Planning Unit
University College London. 34, Tavistock Square London WC1H 9EZ. (Caren Levy)
The Glasgow School of Art
Mackintosh School of Architecture, MEARU, 167 Renfrew Street, GLASGOW G3  6RQ Great Britain
(Dr. Masa Noguchi)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Resource Development Division
Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
81310 Skudai Johor, Malaysia
(Anuar Talib)

Philadelphia University
Engineering & Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering, P.O Box 1, Jordan. (Ahmed Abu Al-Haija)

University of Malaya
Faculty of Built Environment,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(Md Nasir Daud)



The Open House International Association is an effective and vital group of institutions and individuals interested in the quality of Built Environment and the roles of the different parties, including the user, in the design and building processes, which contribute effectively to it.

The intention is to widen the membership with an affordable subscription rate to support the publication of the journal . You are invited to join the OHI Association. Your support will be very much appreciated and your institution or department will be listed on the inside back cover of the journal.

As an OHI Association member you may receive up to 10 copies per quarter and also any activity organised by Open House International will be free of any registration costs as well as free advertising in the journal.

The annual subscription to the Association is set between 350.00 GBP and 550 GBP / 540$ and 800$. I hope your Institution or University Department will join.

I / we wish to join the Open House International Association for the annual fee of……...GBP….…..US$. An invoice will be sent.

Please return your address giving the name/department of the Institution to be printed in the journal to e-mail:

Pay please by direct bank transfer to: OPEN HOUSE INTERNATIONAL
HSBC Plc. 110, Grey Street , NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE1 6JG, England
Account Number 91385429 (Sterling) 39072712 (US Dollar)
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