One of the micro pavilions presented at the Amsterdam Biennale is completely made out of wine boxes. Visitors of the biennial, which is about contemporary culture and art, could tap wine from the house. The winehouse is designed by our friends of DUS Architects, the same folks who made the Gecekondu that we reported about last summer. Seeing both designs, we can surely notice a specific design style in their work. This one is a piece of funny design. Although the wine, which by the way is the best according to the Dutch consumer association, must have made some victims.
‘Give a Minute’ is a fresh online crowd-sourcing platform that aims to improve cities. It features questions and issues posed by various city leaders and encourages urban residents to spend only one minute of their time to respond to these, because “your ideas can make a world of difference”.Read more →
The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) is the biggest safety operation in Dutch history. Almost 60 world leaders and over 5,000 delegation members are visiting The Hague, not to forget the 3,000 journalists that travel in their slipstream. Every day of the summit 13,000 police men have to control this temporary infiltration of diplomacy. An unaccessible, temporary city surrounded by fences, barriers, detours, cameras, and observations posts has occupied a large part of the usually quiet and peaceful city of The Hague, which is quite interesting in the context of pop-up urbanism.Read more →
Tokyo-based architecture firm Ondesign has created a small village of tiny wooden shelters on 650 square meters of grassland. The project is an experiment with the concept of the unfinished city in mind. Without a predefined ‘map’, the village should grow into a spontaneous architectural form.Read more →
Huts are inspiring, mostly because they remind of childhood. Treehugger reports about this interesting rooftop hut. The sustainable hut is provided with solar panels and natural isolation material. “The hut contains a sliding glass roof, solar panels, wood-burning stove and sheep’s wool insulation the building takes ideas from both hide-away tree houses and the suburban…Read more →