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.
‘Cloudscapes’ is a collaboration between German climate engineering firm Transsolar and the architects of Tetsuo Kondo for the 12th International Venice Architecture Biennial. Their indoor installation consists of a surreal layer of artificial clouds in the Arsenale exhibition space and claims to explore the “poetic nature of clouds” above the heads of of the exhibition visitors. Cloudscapes produces…Read more →
This year we’ve often been writing about all sorts of installations made by designers, by architects, by artists, or cross-discipline collectives, and even by ourselves. The installations we chose to write about were inspiring to us for several reasons. One of this reasons is beauty. Another reason is that some installations make you wonder about…Read more →
Today is one of those days that the whole topic of architecture seems to be of relative importance. After yesterday’s amazing Dutch victory over Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup Semi Finals, my mind is almost completely filled with football-related content. So today’s question is: how to relate the Dutch presence in the Final at this World Cup to flexible urbanism? Well, the answer comes from the past — 22 years ago.Read more →
This picture was shot a couple of years ago, during a holiday at the French west coast close to the old pirate town of Saint Malo (which currently is a tourist town). It shows a temporary swimming pool, to use when the tide is low.Read more →