PdBK

urbanism

Compost Campaign

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In Detroit, the Ecology of Efficiency and of the Car has led to substantial deindustrialization and swaths of desuburbanization. Throughout the city there is a network of wasted places. Continuing to cleanse the soil is of great importance; making the fallow and foreclosed fields and plots available for use in urban agriculture should be the…

Video Labyrinth

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Working together with Frank Rietveld, the Video Labyrinth is an endless experiential perspective on oneself. It is created using three mirrors, three cameras and three televisions. The cameras are behind the three mirrors and are attached to opposing televisions. Together with the mirrors, a closed real-time feedback loop is generated; one that is both digital…

Observatorium

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This is a conceptual project in which I placed a chair from my living room up in the highest electricity tower, and structure, of Amsterdam. The tower stands in the water, just outside the North-IJ dyke, at the point where the IJ and the Ijsselmeer meet. The action is the result of an exploration of…

1 Villa for 3 Widows

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By pursuing something relatively small, this study concentrates on a rather simple program made wonderfully complex by the dynamic of the 3 widows, and by its interwoven relationship with the landscape. The site of the villa is on the edge of old Deventer, now surrounded by last century’s onslaught of building. It is still, however,…

Stedelijk Museum Communiqué

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In response to the fact that the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam would be without a building for more than a year, we proposed to use the art exhibited in the public spaces of the 14 city wards as the collection from which an exhibition on the Museum Square could be curated. The place where the work…

Pre-Industrial Revivals

-A Post-Industrial Revelation- Innovation, the introduction of a new way of doing things, can only occur when the old way is thoroughly understood. That said the positivist process that we as a western society have undertaken since the break of the Industrial/Agricultural Revolution has transformed us into a discombobulated middle-class of godless individualists. Indeed the…

Resolving the Grid

Energy is the basis of everything progressive. Before there was a grid there was no grid and in these pre-grid times rural communities were able to survive through systems of semi-autarchy supplemented by local interdependence; this is an extrapolation of that model, that model redefined and retro-fitted with intelligent technologies, as the alternative to our…

Achmea Campus

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Working with ADP Architecten, Amsterdam this is the winning entry of the competition for the design of the new office campus headquarters of Achmea, a leading dutch insurance company. The location lies on the south side of Apeldoorn, on the edge of the Veluwe National Park, at the crossing of the major A1 highway and…