soo, i’ve been so busy lately i haven’t had any time to blog anything Interesting
so here ‘s a quick up date from what i’m up to
were building the expo for the TU/e for the D.D.W that starts this saturday
(sorry for the poor quality of the photo’s )
stedelijk museum’ by benthem crouwel architects, amsterdam, the netherlands
dutch firm benthem crouwel architects are responsible for the recent renovation to the stedelijk museum located in amsterdam.
originally designed by a.w. weissman, the building is known for its palatial rooms, natural lighting and, in particular, the impressive
staircase adorning the core of the space. these native elements have been preserved, as well as the characteristic white coloring introduced
by former director willem sandberg. the current structure is not only left almost completely unsullied, but more proudly flaunted by lifting
part of the new volume higher and submerging the remainder underground.
the entry to the museum has been relocated to the open area of museumplein filling a spacious translucent extension.
the fluid white structure above the entrance is affectionately termed ‘the bathtub’ featuring a sleek organic aesthetic composed of
reinforced fiber, complemented by a canopy audaciously extending out into the cityscape.
with the original edifice as a backdrop, the new seamless construction becomes the commanding symbol representing the stedelijk museum.
next to the entrance, a museum shop and the restaurant are located in the transparent volume on ground level.
these are accompanied by a knowledge centre, a library and a large exhibition hall of 1100 m2. two exhibition spaces are linked by two escalators
in an enclosed tube-like skin, through this, a visitor is able to cross the entrance area without leaving the exhibition passage and also without
disturbing public functions - allowing guests to remain within the distinctive atmosphere of the museum.
the interior of the old and new spaces are indistinguishable, making the otherwise powerful contrast between the two barely noticeable
when moving through the museum. the weissman building is brought to life under a single roof with the new striking addition.
read designboom’s earlier coverage on the stedelijk museum here.
I realy wand to go and check it out !
it’s only 2 hours away !
‘emulsion’ by matali crasset
‘the profile chair’ by knauf & brown
folding on a single axis, vancouver-based studio knauf & brown have conceived ’the profile chair’.
‘the design was a response to everything we didn’t like about folding chairs. folding chairs are shy,
coming out only when extra seating is needed. they are ashamed of their cluttered leg regions,
complicated actions, and cheap materials.’
conceived by calgary-based artist caitlind brown, her project ‘cloud’, a life-sized interactive light installation engages the public to participate by standing beneath the structure and pulling lights on and off, creating the flickering aesthetic of an electrical cloud.
developed using steel, metal pull-strings, and over six-thousand illuminated and burnt light bulbs, the project reimagines waste and
implements the excess in an interactive art exbition.
tableware made from sand by victor castanera
barcelona-based designer victor castanera has developed
a series of bowls made from casting plaster over naturally created divots in the ground. reflecting over the idea about the speed of
current industrial production and the social consequences that this entails, the project embraces naturally occurring systems in place
that provide unique situations for creating sustainable and alternative manufacturing processes.
Department of Islamic Arts at Louvre
realy want to go
islamic art is so fascinating
Theo Jansen , strand beest
since 1990 dutch artist/engineer theo jansen has been working on his self-sufficient beach creatures known as ‘strandbeest’ -
artificial animals that survive on nothing more than wind. jansen divides his different generations of ‘strandbeests’ into time periods
like geologic eras and has sent designboom footage of the latest iteration he has been working on over the summer - the ‘animarae adulari’ -
which now have wagging necks.