Archive for February, 2009

February 13, 2009

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Belly of an Architect

February 13, 2009

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Efficiency

February 11, 2009

Pizza baked on the fly

This is a mobile oven: these pizzas are baked during delivery:  the Driver is the Cook!

Clash of the Titans

February 10, 2009

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Cradle to Cradle

February 8, 2009

War on Terror

The USS New York was entirely constructed with recycled steel from the Twin Towers: a strained version of Superuse. It will keep the battle going… a billion dollar Boomerang.

The Thinker

February 7, 2009

Le Penseur

Building Material prices have gone sky high. Copper and Bronze have become so valuable that they trigger criminal behavior.

Burglars are looking for opportunities to score these materials everywhere; they tear down roofs, lightning rods, water spouts or for instance railway conduits, creating considerable risk.

Art in Public Space has proofed to be an easy target. Large sculptures were blatantly lifted from their bases to be fused back into raw material. In 2005 a 2000kg Henry Moore Sculpture was stolen near London. It might now be a door handle or a window profile…

More recently 7 bronzes were snatched from the garden of the Singer Museum in Laren among which a cast of Rodin’s Le Penseur. The robbers were caught in the middle of cutting up the sculpture into smaller pieces that would fit in the oven. Their lack of anatomic knowledge turned The Thinker into a horrific version of the Venus de Milo. A mutilation beyond believe: it actually hurts…

There will be an attempt to restore the sculpture. But in its current form it might be more compelling: a painful statue for monumental stupidity.

Another Star is Born

February 6, 2009

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Next Level

February 6, 2009

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It is a well-known fact that Korean people have unequaled motoric skills. It appears that eating habits have a lot to do with their refined  eye-hand coordination. Korean Chopsticks are made out off steel which makes them much more difficult to handle than the Japanese and Chinese versions…

Warped NL

February 3, 2009

Tulips from Amsterdam?

Odd Couple

February 3, 2009

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