Archive for January, 2014

Camper Camping

January 15, 2014

Camping on Cruquis

Bovag: the amount of campers in the Netherlands is ‘exploding’. At this moment over 80.000 mobile homes are registered. Since January 2009 the number is up with 36 percent!

When we were looking for temporary interventions on the empty lots on the Cruquiusterrein in the framework of Design as Activator one of the ideas was to set up a camping for mobile homes. Not many locations are available for parking your camper in Amsterdam, but many vacant lots are available. This could make the city attractive for a new target group. The Camper Camping on Cruquius didn’t materialize during last years event but apparently there seems to be a demand. Caroline, maybe we can set up the camp this year?

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Trauma

January 13, 2014

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We finally put Gershwin Plot 14 online; we couldn’t get to it earlier… about one year ago we were fired from this exhilarating job; the most traumatic event of 2013. Hard to swallow, and impossible to forget: almost daily we pass the building site.

Please check it out, it is gorgeous: an optimistic terraced tower with high end apartments featuring giant hanging gardens developing from a rational block with affordable rental units. Too good to be true.

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