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.
The Dutch designers of RO&AD Architects have built a unique bridge that hardly comes out of the water itself. Their so-called Moses Bridge is sunken and offers access to the unique 17th century Fort de Roovere in the Netherlands. Dutch forts are historically surrounded by a canal, preventing it from invading powers. In the south of…Read more →
In my article of last Saturday I described the emerge of location independent working and the phenomenon of coworking. In this article I’ll come up with three examples of coworking spots. First of all: Coworker.nl, which was started by web kids Robert Gaal and Alper Çuğun. Coworker.nl is a very nice Dutch website which provides…Read more →
With the current climate change and crazy distorted seasons it’s almost not a luxury to have a house that adapts itself to weather changes. Innovations in sustainable building materials like automatic blinding windows with built-in sun cells, high isolation bricks or translucent concrete are incredible, but still not entirely efficient since they can’t adapt to the position of the sun, harsh temperatures or wind speed. This concept house, on the contrary, has the ability to change along with the weather.Read more →
Recently, Amsterdam-based urban concept office Golfstromen launched the temporary QR Cloud Project in the western part of the Dutch capital. The project consists of seven artworks that make use of QR technology to present coded micro stories, poems and proverbs written by Dutch writers, poets and scientists. Famous sociologist Abram de Swaan, creative team Kim…Read more →