Archive for January, 2009

January 31, 2009

Dead End


January 29, 2009


May 13 2008
Berlageweg 1

Delft Burning

Our 9 11?

Plans for a new building are in the making, the architectural community is fired up. But is it evident that the school should be reconstructed in Delft? Delft is not exactly the ideal background for architecture education, for investigating the city or anything cultural. The only good thing that can come out of this dramatic event is a change of scenery: Wytze, please take the School to the City!

TU Bouwkunde-Delft-Amsterdam

Aviophobia, Fear of Flying

January 29, 2009

A fireball created in a US particle accelerator has the characteristics of a black hole, a physicist has said. (BBC News 17 March, 2005)

On September 10 2008 an international collaboration of scientists was planning to send the first beam of protons zooming at nearly the speed of light around the 17-mile-long underground circular path of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland.

Rumor had it that the experiment might spin out off control. Some scientists even claimed that there was a serious change that the Atomic Smasher would create a Black Hole.

On September 10 2008 we were on a plane to the Biennale. A new type of Aerophobia got a hold of us: what if the Earth would disappear during our flight?

Where could we land?

Streetcar Fulfilling Desire

January 28, 2009


Streetcar U76 from Krefeld to Düsseldorf has a delightful feature: it has an on board bistro. In this Mobile Bar you can order snacks and drinks. It is no longer necessary to arrive anywhere… Esj Gesoent!


January 26, 2009


Mini Cattle

January 26, 2009

A new type of cow invades American meadows. Farmers started to replace their livestock with smaller versions. Normal cows weigh up to 700Kg, the compact type about 300. The Mini cows are only one meter tall. The ‘brand’ was originally developed in the sixties as pet. But since prizes of animal food rise with double digits it becomes productive to use the mini cattle: they eat less and relatively produce more meat! -Parool, August 25 2008-

Mrs Liberty

January 26, 2009


Rain Check

January 26, 2009

According to Gert Jan employees that arrive after 9 AM run a relatively big risk of getting wet on the way to our office. Starting early increases the likelihood of a dry entry!


January 24, 2009

What is the difference between Recession and Depression?

According to Ronald Reagan:
recession is when your neighbor gets fired;
depression is when you get fired

Check this!

January 23, 2009

My spell check automatically turns Egeraat into Great!