Tag: Petroleum age

Breaking the Shell | New Petrylon

Everybody seems to have a memory or association with these kinds of places. I am talking about the Shell refinery in the Port of Rotterdam, once the biggest refinery in the world, still the biggest oil refinery in Europe. Similar places, like DSM in the south of the Netherlands or the petrochemical complexes in the ports of Antwerp and Hamburg, bring back memories of sitting in the back of your parents’ car while driving back from a summer holiday, in awe of the magically shimmering lights of seemingly endless industrial sites, like technological cities glowing in the evening sky. Inaccessible, almost alienating environments exist behind their gates, unknown to the public yet incredibly important for our daily lives.

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Folly Art Norg : COMPRESSION

This is an object submitted for Folly Art Norg 2020. It was selected for construction out of 104 other designs, and will be built in the rural landscape around Norg in the summer of 2021 (postponed due to COVID-19). The design plays into the dual nature of the Dutch landscape, on one hand dense and […]

Hidden in plain sight

Non-descript solid like objects with flush, shiny, metal skins: cloud computing precipitated in the peripheral rural landscape and industry parks of the Netherlands. The architecture of datacenters. It’s a type of architecture where the emergency exits, elevated from the ground due to the raised computer floor on the inside, become the dominant expressive architectural elements. A […]
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