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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

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DATAPOLIS

Graduation project of Justin Agyin (June 6, 2019) Rotterdam Havenstad is no more and the westward move of the port has allowed for the city

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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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Ort&distOrt

The 1991 Cow Chair, a provoking marriage between Rietveld’s Zigzag and Corbusier’s Chaise Longue, is the most recent acquisition of the art collection of TU Eindhoven. The chair is one of the antics of Eindhoven-based architect Bert Staal and artist Matty Christensen, whose works exemplify the border between art and architecture. As self-proclaimed Homo Ludens, […]

Compression

COMPRESSION is currently exhibited at the former shipwharf De Oude Delft (Schiehaven 15) in Rotterdam. The design of this folly plays into the dual nature of the Dutch landscape, on one hand dense and utilitarian, on the other hand artificially kept primitive and scenic. It invites visitors to an experience of compression, similar to the […]
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