Archive | September 2013

Architecture Rescue Team

arbo03This is an older project I did some years ago with the artist Michael Andeloe (the beautiful drawing is his). It was for a design competition to design the office for the future, with the intention to make the designers think about improving the working environment in offices and decrease absenteeism. The first question we asked to ourselves was….well, how far in the future are we talking about? Then from there we were able to work with the sci-fi and pop-art references we love so much. The idea behind the Architecture Rescue Team is that you fly your office to wherever there is bad architecture and you get to change it on the spot.

The requirements for the model were such that we had to work within a very small cube, and that is why we decided to cut a whole cityscape out of card in false perspective. The model looks much larger in the picture then it really was. We also decided to not touch up the analog photographs, so you can see the strings from which the orb is hanging. This gives the whole thing a funny Sputnik like effect.

I’d love to do another analogue project like this, but somehow never seem to get round to it.

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MVRDV Buildings Book Review


MVRDV Buildings Book Review

A review for the magazine Blueprint on the latest monograph of MVRDV.

Interview with McKenzie Wark

3d_visual_the_spectacle_of_disintegration-w-320x361Interview with McKenzie Wark

The Spectacle of Disintegration is Ken McKenzie Wark’s latest book, the follow-up to the Beach Beneath the Street. In this interview for Blueprint I ask him how he got so interested in the French Situationists and how the creative production of the group can be meaningful for us today. McKenzie Wark asserts that it is important to direct our material production towards hope in order to overcome our culture of waste.

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