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.
When cities get crowded, inhabitants get amazingly effective in finding space to live, work, sell, and sleep. We’ve written a couple of articles about Hong Kong’s cage homes, informal rooftop communities and tiny apartments. On her Tumblr blog, Betonbabe shows how all kinds of small buildings and other informal structures appear underneath railway viaducts in Tokyo.Read more →
Where to find new space for building in the over-occupied centers of world leading cities? Artist Mark Reigelman has designed a great neo-romantic parasite shelter that’s attached to the side of the Hotel des Arts in San Francisco. The project ‘Manifest Destiny!’ is a temporary rustic cabin that occupies one of the last remaining unclaimed…Read more →
Apparently connections between brands and spatial interventions are succesful, considering the rise of the pop-up stores. The formule though seems to change slightly from using temporary empty spaces to a more profound architectural strategy. Complete new flexible constructions are set up with the singular issue of promoting a brand. PSFK comes up with the new…Read more →
What to do when having some spare time at the airport of Amsterdam? From July 20 it will be possible to take a bus to the historical city, do a canal tour and be back for your flight in only two hours. A quickie to Amsterdam without transferring once, all thanks to the innovative Amfibus….Read more →