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.
It’s a lovely line, isn’t it? It was uttered towards the end of the first day of What Design Can Do at Amsterdam’s Stadsschouwburg by Cameron Sinclair, a co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, a charitable organisation that provides on-the-ground architectural solutions for communities in the wake of crisis situations. As we recently wrote in reaction…Read more →
The pop-up economy is flourishing. More and more services don’t need a permanent and fixed location in the city, but prefer to offer their services in a flexible way. In our home town of Amsterdam we came across one of the most unexpected pop-up concepts we’ve ever seen — a mobile hair dresser for dogs. Moving from place to place in an old white and pink painted truck, the dog grooming salon offers several treatments for all kinds of dogs right in front of you own house or even on the campsite during holidays.Read more →
TRACK art festival has taken over the city of Ghent in Belgium. Curators Philippe van Cauteren and Mirjam Varadinis gave the keys of 6 areas to 41 international artists to create new work and feed a reflection about urban challenges. For this museum without walls, artists used sites as material to raise questions about the contemporary city.Read more →
Ladies and gentlemen! Next week, on Thursday 4 October, we bring together Europe’s most trendsetting bloggers at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam for Blogging the City, a one-day conference where the ‘blogosphere’ discusses the urban future. What are the major trends in the contemporary city, and what is the role of bloggers in setting the agenda for urban development?Read more →