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.
Once upon a time, Fotomat was a widespread suburban phenomenon in the United States. With over 4,000 drive-through photo kiosks mainly located at parking lots nearby supermarkets or strip malls, their appearance characterizes the suburban spirit of the mid-eighties. Most of these remarkable Fotomat kiosks have been abandoned since the service provided by the company…Read more →
Half a year ago I read an article about the Dutch police wanting to use flying cars for their work. Finally now it’s here: the personal flying car. Which will, when used on larger scale, change our whole perception on distance and time and, as a consequence, the urban form. Surely it will solve congestion…Read more →
Why take the path of most resistance, when there’s an easy way to go? This is almost a universal agreement. In the case of technologies, they can provide us with a simple solution for more complex problems. Efficient is the way to go. However, a Rube Goldberg machine like Melvin the Traveling Mini Machine by Eindhoven-based…Read more →