Archive for October, 2012

The Future of Kleiburg?

October 31, 2012

Keeling House reflected in the hood of a Ferrari.

The clever arrangement by sir Denis Lasdun of 4 sixteen storey slender tower-blocks around a service core was converted into luxury apartments around the year 2000. The units are maisonettes featuring stunning concrete canopies. Brutal but popular.

Apparently sometimes there is a prosperous future for Modernism…  What about Kleiburg?

New Law or Fake Law?

October 22, 2012

Next to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam we’ve discovered a remarkable little sign: Listed Building! Bikes will be removed.

If this really is a law – could it be?- it will potentially have huge impact on logistics: basically the entire center is listed and on a population of 790.044 there are 881.000 bikes

Safety First

October 21, 2012

The architecture of OMA‘s Kunsthal in Rotterdam has been criticised following the theft of seven major paintings by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Monet.

The heist, which took place in the early hours of Tuesday 16 October, saw thieves break in through the doors of the gallery and escape with millions of pounds worth of paintings.

Security expert Ton Cremers has said that some of the fault lies with the architecture and that this is a recurring problem in Dutch museums. Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, he said: ”Once inside the building, thieves could easily walk through the entire museum. There were no extra compartments built for the expensive pieces.” As seen on Dezeen.

In the early days the Kunsthal was heavily criticized too. The main objection, that it was virtually impossible to find the entrance, now has been proven unjustified….

Qube_IJpunt Clip

October 17, 2012

Qube: a new project for G & S Vastgoed, please check clip!

The Future of Architecture II

October 17, 2012

If the renovation of Het Stedelijk would have taken just a little bit longer, half the population would have been over 60.

The Scootmobiel would have become the new modality. (Only one man still standing… HH!)

Now! in Cityscapes Gallery…

October 12, 2012

Currently in Cityscapes Gallery_GM8, Paper Architecture: a sketch model of Crossoverzaal in Het Muziekpaleis
Gabriel Metsustraat 8 – 1071 EA Amsterdam
visit by appointment

The Future of Architecture?

October 12, 2012

“squeaky bum time”

October 9, 2012

Together with WHAT_architecture, we are involved in a competition for two residential towers in Hackney, London. The jury was supposed to announce the winner last Friday… but: no word as yet. And we thought we made it so easy… Ah!