Staying with the subject of shipping containers used in architecture, I have been thinking about the nineties; the years that I spent all those rainy sunday afternoons watching MTV. I’d like to bring up this video that comes with the famous song ‘Lemon Tree’ of Fool’s Garden. For me it was my first confrontation with the concept of replaceble houses. The makers of this video unconsciously must have influenced the current urban practise.
In a modern metropolitan experience-focused society everything is about the ‘momentum’ — clubs, shops and bars, among others, are hot the first two years before they slip back into oblivion. We’re all experience hoppers, zapping between shots of inspiration. Cool shops currently do not have to focus on the slow process of building a circle of…Read more →
Here in Amsterdam we put our abusive neighbors in shipping containers, but German designer Philipp Stingl shows that good ol’ plastic garbage containers are good enough.Read more →
Yesterday NOTCOT talked about the Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck that dropped by during the Architizer launch party at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles. The truck is a converted postal van with chrome rims, a pink top, and a fold-down bar and tableto. The Coolhaus truck is happily driven by architects, designers, developers, artists, bakers,…Read more →
Helsinkian Tio Tikka is only 21 years old. Yet, he has already been the brains behind some great food concepts in the Finnish capital. At the age of 19 he popped up in downtown Helsinki’s public space with a Citroën Camionette truck that he had turned into a 24/7 crêperie/coffee bar on wheels. His struggle with the local authorities over street-selling permits paved the way for a (very) humble street food culture in Helsinki. We had a chat with Tio during our Helsinki visit, in his new restaurant/club Suola that he opened three weeks ago.Read more →