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Side walk shed New York

This is a photoshopped picture of mine of what a new sidewalk shed design might look like. Sidewalk sheds are temporary structures to keep sidewalks clear for pedestrians during construction work. This proposal intends to appeal to and engage with a great number of people in public space. The iconic human shaped figures are supporting the roof and communicate a sense of optimism and solidarity and at the same time they indicate that it is construction site where workers are doing their job. Given the fact that the figures can be illuminated, they add to a feeling of safety for pedestrians underneath the shed. It was my entry for a sidewalk shed design competition in 2009. Some texts above the figures would have made the proposal even more communicative. And showing the actual scaffolding on top would have made the images look more realistic.

see also: Shop & Walk
see also: Peak Oil


unusual panelling

This panelling in a bar in Brussels is made of woven fire hoses. I would like to believe they are recycled but knowing how tough it is to find a fair stock of used broom handles for a chair…

see also: Line of fire
see also: Upcycling



Roof park

The roof park in Rotterdam was opened in 2013. It is a park situated on the entire roof of a strip mall in Rotterdam-West. In the background is the wonderfully renovated Haka building from the early 1930’s and at the right the three Marconi towers designed by Skidmore Owings Merill (SOM) from the 1970’s.

see also: Haka Building
see also: Museumpark


dressoirkast / sideboard

Last week I delivered this made-to-measure sideboard to a client nearby. They requested a sideboard that would match their REK coffee table. The sideboard is white but has fronts of beech wood: four doors and four drawers. The texture of the wood continues in the fronts over the full length of the sideboard.

see also: DOK sideboard in white
see also: Kitchen renovation

Deze op maat gemaakte dressoirkast is voor een klant in de buurt. Ze wilden een kast die aansluit op de REK salontafel die ze ook hadden besteld. De dressoirkast is wit maar heeft beukenhouten frontjes: vier deurtjes en vier laden. De frontjes zijn zodanig gemaakt dat de houtnerf doorloopt over de gehele breedte van de kast. Subtiele rvs greepjes maken het af.

zie ook: DOK dressoirkast in het wit
zie ook: Keukenrenovatie


Modular bookshelves

These modular shelves were delivered at a client in the center of Amsterdam recently. They had ordered a REK coffee table two years ago and were looking for something to complement the interior.

see also: VOLT table
see also: New bookshelves

Deze modulaire kast is recent bij een klant in het centrum van Amsterdam geleverd. Ze hadden twee jaar geleden al een REK salontafek besteld en zochten nog een kast om hun interieur te volmaken.

zie ook: VOLT tafel
zie ook: Nieuwe boekenkast

modular shelves



Silodam MVRDV

The Silodam project was one of the iconic buildings that Dutch architecture firm MVRDV designed in the 1990′s. It has a mixed program of varying housing typologies, office spaces and public spaces. Combined with a given building envelop this led to a container-like stacking of functions, with each floor and housing type its own demands concerning demands for daylight, views and facade cladding.

see also: Habitat 67
see also: Villa VPRO


Het Silodam gebouw was een van de iconen die het Nederlandse architectenbureau MVRDV ontwierp in de jaren ’90. Het is een stapeling van een gemengd programma dat bestaat uit verschillende types appartementen, kantoorruimte en publieke ruimte. Gecombineerd met een gegeven maximaal bouwvolume, leidde het tot een gebouw die refereert aan het havengebied met een stapeling van containers waarin elke verdieping en appartementtype zijn eigen vereisten heeft ten aanzien van daglicht, uitzicht en gevelafwerking.

zie ook: Habitat 67
zie ook: Villa VPRO




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