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.
More than two years ago we featured this wicked ‘invisible’ tree hotel room by Videgard Hansson Arkitekter in the Swedish town of Harads. Their creation is part of the Tree Hotel, a hotel that consists of five extraordinary rooms in the woods of northern Sweden. Dezeen just featured one of the other rooms of the hotel: a huge…Read more →
Under the name of Cineroleum, a collective of young artists, designers and architects has transformed an abandoned petrol station on Clerkenwell Road in London into a temporary pop-up cinema. The film theater is hand-built and primarily constructed using donated and found materials. Cineroleum is a traditionally designed cinema — “an improvisation of the decadent interiors that greeted audiences during…Read more →
Our friends of Mediamatic and Partizan Publik recently launched the Amsterdam Biennale last friday, which is the first crowdsourced, user generated biennial in the world. In fact the biennial is an exposition coming with a broader project entitled Mediamatic Travel. This travel project is a contemporary open source travel network with yet 66 participating guides…Read more →
Sometimes flexible architecture pops up right in front of you. In our front yard in Amsterdam’s Tolhuistuin area, the architects of DUS have finished their so-called KamerMaker, claimed to be the world’s first movable 3D print pavilion. In fact, the 6-meter high metal tower is a 3D printer for architects. Based on an upscaled Ultimaker, the KamerMaker helps architects to print all kinds of smaller rooms using PLA (bio plastics produced from corn). The KamerMaker can print small interiors, measuring up to 2m (width) x 2m (length) x 3.5m (height).Read more →