Solar panels and traditional pitched roofs are disappointingly in-congruent. Pixelated Roofs?
Archive for February, 2013
Shopping streets in the Netherlands are confronted with a decline in turnover, many shops close. Increasingly, people prefer shopping on the wwweb. More and more while sipping on a supersized Mochaccino. The added value from bean to cup is staggering. Coffee Spots emerge like Chinese massage salons, a rogue wave flooding our streets: Coffee Company, Mr. Bean, Espresso Fabriek, DE Koffie Café, Screaming Beans, Espressobar Tazzina, Moods Coffee Corner, Casa Brazuca, Brandmeesters, Two for Joy Coffee Roasters, Koffiesalon, Le Caféier, Coffee Bru, Trakteren Koffie, Zuivere Koffie, Kaldi Koffie & Thee, Kofi-T, Starbucks.
Shopping streets soon might consist of coffee shops only from which people will order their stuff on-line. From Coffee Shop to Coffee Shopping Street!
Guus has just sent us a couple of pics from India. In collaboration with Indian developer Archohm the Dutch Architecture institute (NAi) is organizing a matchmaking program. The idea is to participate in an initiative to create a new design campus near New Delhi. Indian and Dutch architects now work together on a number of pavilions that will kick-start the development: Anindya Ghosh, Aarti Kulkarni, Amit Sharma, Siddharth Bathla, Isha Talsania, and Ira Koers, Mecanoo, Monadnock, NL_A and One Architecture.
Our pavilion is about watching moving images together in a relaxed, informal way -film, YouTube, cricket, or PowerPoints; a kind of movie theater, video pavilion, TV room, combined with a playground. The building is based on aspect ratios of the different media, from standard (4:3 or 1.33 to 1) to wide-screen (16:9 or 1.78 to 1) to Cinemascope (2.35 to 1). A giant Hammock serves as stand.
Luuk kramer shot some nice pics of Kuifje / B05 in Nieuw Crooswijk although the project is not yet entirely completed (will it ever?). Please check Photobook.