Archive for May, 2010

Eigen Kweek

May 28, 2010

Ajax received this year’s award for “Best Training Center In Europe For Junior Soccer Players”. Here some pictures of our breeding ground: Otis -almost 4- concentrating on a new proposal.


May 24, 2010

On Thursday we were invited to celebrate the 15th anniversary  of VMX. Location: the incredible SODAE house near Amsterdam.

The house is situated in a breathtaking rural landscape near the Amstel river.

You could say it is in the Middle of Nowhere, but since you are surrounded by fragments of skyline in the distance it is actually in the Middle of Everything. Don found the eye of the storm.

The beautiful Dinner that culminated in a chocolate Maria, was served in a ‘Barn’.

Chocolate Mary with her Creator

Photographer Jeroen Musch, who had to sleep over in the House to ‘catch’ the right fog, NL Architect Kirsten Hüsig, former VMX Skafte Aymo-Boot, now NEZU AYMO architects

Behind the barn a tractor was parked. I wondered if this monster truck was Don’s lawn mower, but according to former VMX Gijs Baks -who played a crucial role in the design of the house- it was not. Knowing Christian Rapp’s preference for blocky German cars maybe it was his? But it turned out Christian was not on the guest list…

Break through

May 19, 2010

This morning, for the first time,  I took a shower with one of our house plants.

Oper im Netz

May 17, 2010

During the Tag der Stadtkunst on the 5th of June, Das Netz will be transformed in a stage for Oberon in Netz, a romantic opera by Carl Maria von Weber .

Lee Towers will perform at Beetsplein!

May 12, 2010

Mobile Urinal

May 11, 2010

At the building site of our project Kameleon a surprising gadget appeared: the mobile urinal. Is It the sheer size of this building that required innovative hardware?

Better Than The Real Thing?

May 10, 2010

Model Apartment for Pandion Vista in Cologne Harbor. With Rhine view.

Object of Desire

May 4, 2010

In-flight information: spiral cellar, a basement for wine in the shape of a corkscrew!