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.
Apparently connections between brands and spatial interventions are succesful, considering the rise of the pop-up stores. The formule though seems to change slightly from using temporary empty spaces to a more profound architectural strategy. Complete new flexible constructions are set up with the singular issue of promoting a brand. PSFK comes up with the new…Read more →
Over the last years we stumbled upon many initiatives that focus on turning small urban objects into pretty micro gardens. It has even become pretty hard to think about an urban object that has not yet been transformed into a planter. Not only bigger objects like houses, office buildings, trucks, trains and even buses need…Read more →
After working for wealthy costumers year after year Japanese architect Shigeru Ban started to question his contribution to society and decided to give his career another direction with a very different clientele. He decided to create and build emergency shelters that help people in need in disaster struck areas with nothing so simple but paper. Being on this noble course since the 1990s he has not lost sight of it ever since.Read more →
“A single image doesn’t tell you much, but seen as a collection, a pattern emerges to form a meaningful narrative.” This is the first sentence of the beautiful book ‘Hong Kong Inside’ by Michael Wolf. We can’t show all the images here, and I think Mr. Wolf won’t allow us to, after spending fourteen years…Read more →