Archive for March, 2014

Loop the Loop

March 28, 2014

Loop the Loop_01

10 years ago: Loop de Loop… mathematical madness. How did we pull it off? Clip by Christoph

With Wim Sjerps, Christoph Wassmann, Annarita Papeschi, Sören Grünert, Beatriz Ruiz de la Torre, Sarah Möller

Budget Hotel

March 14, 2014

The elevator in our hotel runs on change; you have to throw in some coins to get to the next level…

BIM is beautiful

March 12, 2014

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Building Information Management (or is it Modelling?) is the new key to successful projects. Potential failure can be prevented by erecting a complete virtual model of the building. It allows all partners in the planning process to work together on the same ‘drawing’.

A team of 8 people at ABT and HvM is working on a super detailed mega model of Groninger Forum. Word has it that it is the first project in the Netherlands that includes the installations in the BIM Model. The crew at Huisman en van Muijen is drawing up all ventilation ducts, vents, shafts, pipes, fixtures, bulbs, switches and sprinklers in 3D CAD. Mesmerizing… So far 4.200 ‘clashes’ have been detected and subsequently resolved. What? WOW!

Since a few years we’re working with Revit. We’re excited with the possibilities of cyber structure but we’ve been frustrated with the visual output; we’ve been struggling with the aesthetics.

But now we slowly start to discover how to represent the Model in more appealing ways. Both re-rendering BIM in visualization software and plain black and white hidden line snapshots turn the model in a mind-blowing intricate architectural version of Body Worlds.

The drawings now turn out to be so gorgeous that our gallerist Bastiaan Gribling of Cityscapes Gallery will include them in his collection. A series of these images will be featured in a show coming May.

Baby Boom Bench

March 7, 2014

Baby Boom Bench

Kirsten crafted a present for Michael’s new born: a fluffy Boom Bench as music box (Spieluhr). It sounds great! Please check out the clip.

Haparandadam_Trafo Gazebo

March 2, 2014



We just watched an amazing clip of Erik Åberg’s mind-bending GhostCube.

Here’s our attempt to create a transformer; Trafo Gazebo was one of 3 proposals for a cultural stage on the Haparandadam in Amsterdam.

(Our winning proposal: Multi Mill is still on hold, but something tells me that the time is slowly getting ripe for resurrecting the project…)