This construction made by architect Alexander Lefebre and artist Jetske Verhoeven popped up during the alternative art event Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam. It’s a small temporary movie theatre used to show a film by Jetske Verhoeven about abandoned places. The construction called Upon, refers to ‘once upon the time in the west’ and is inspired by the good old saloon you can find in a stereotypical Western movie. 730 Orange crates were used to create an experience comparable with visiting the dilapidated houses and motels in the Wild West. Here on the prairie the ever blowing wind is always tangible through the open windows and doors of the abandoned wooden cowboy houses. The open spaces in the walls of this cottage provide an additional atmosphere supporting the projected film. Check out the (Dutch) video below to find out more about Upon.
We have something great to announce. On 4 October, Amsterdam’s creative hub Pakhuis de Zwijger will be setting the stage for Blogging the City, a conference for leading European bloggers of architecture, design and urbanism to meet, discuss, and plan for the 21st city and beyond. It will examine developments and trends of the urban landscape and discuss the role of the Internet in a global and digital world.Read more →
Last Autumn, websites like Inhabitat and TreeHugger reported about Stefano Boeri’s plans for a stunning vertical urban forest in Milan. A great and definitely inspiring idea! But don’t we often see these kinds of urban fantasies that never leave the drawing board? Not this time — construction has already started. This Big City has posted pictures…Read more →
With a strong nightlife tradition of classic (private) members clubs like Soho House, Boujis and Adam Street, London (and also New York City) could be considered the World’s Member Club Capitals. The Vault takes the members club as we know it to the next level by launching a nightclub on wheels with no fixed location.Read more →
Free entrance! With the Big PechaKucha for Japan Lottery! On Wednesday 27 April we are organizing a special PechaKucha Night Amsterdam devoted to supporting Japan. This ‘on the road’ edition will be hosted at the Smart Urban Stage, a pop-up theater traveling through Europe (click here for the address). We have selected a bunch of…Read more →