Archive for February, 2012

Black and White Mirror

February 28, 2012

Arne not so long ago discovered that he looks much better in Black and White… now we wonder if the Black and White mirror exists. We didn’t find it yet…

After the Oscars the question has become even more pressing. Is a coating available that completely desaturates? Is there a film that removes color? Imagine a window that turns your view into grayscale…

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Junk Jet n°5 °.°: home buttons by architects

February 26, 2012

Junk Jet n°5 °.° net-heart! issue is out now.

“If we look at the home buttons existing on the internet, we think: These architectural icons absolutely need to be designed by architects”.

Mona and Asli invited us to contribute. We made two sketches: home = where heart = and a gif.

 

Power + Lines = Power Lines

February 20, 2012

Michael sends us a link to a nice mash-up by Edward Cullinan Architects: generation and transport of wind energy combined in a new type of Pylon.

We had a similar thought while working on our Power Plants study…

But will the blades snap the line?

Sloop Oostwand

February 17, 2012

OOG TV and Groninger Gezinsbode

Michael van Oosten: Kameleon

February 16, 2012

For Waal Bouw photographer Michael van Oosten has made a series of the now almost completed Kameleon. Check it out on his blog.

OH-NO…

February 10, 2012

We received a very nice email from Connie + Daniel: now we know that our OH-NO Skinny Chair found ein Zuhause in München… 

“Rosa + Mona love it as we do”.

Parking

February 6, 2012

“You’re stuck in traffic jams half the time, and the other half you’re looking for a parking space”.  How the city moved to Mr Sun, page 211 Michiel Hulshof, Daan Roggeveen 2011

Tonight, we’ve made a reservation for a parking spot in one of the best garages in Town… Architect en Auto, NL Architects 1995

That fantasy has now become a reality: from now on it is possible to make a reservation in the Amsterdam Arena, via www.trip-ticket.nl (Parool 03 02 2012)

“Believe me the next revolution is going to be about parking”
Millennium people, J.G. Ballard 2003

Culmination

February 2, 2012

We just returned from a trip to Leerpark in Dordrecht. Spordtgebouw is already up and running since 2009 -still in good shape!- and now also the climbing walls are under construction.

Mountain Network asked Kas Oosterhuis to design the interior of the climbing gym. ONL created an innovative and ingenious wall system. The stunning caves are now almost completed; only the triangles connecting to the facade and the ceiling still have to be put in place. The boulder room -with a beautiful view- will follow soon.