Eindhoven - Proposal to enrich a typical Dutch working-class neighbourhood with a gem in the shape of an irregular greenhouse that will rest on a heavy base. The project is part of a series of gems that in theory (as proposed by the social-housing agency) should form a necklace of architectural focal points housing non-standard programs to brighten up the neighbourhood. The greenhouse will house a fruit- and vegetable-garden, with hotel rooms and a sauna floating in mid-air on colourful pilotis. The aim is to bring together different kinds of program that seem to be impossible to combine at first sight, but are quite logical when given it some thought. The project should become a meeting-point for people of different origin. The greenhouse will enable the growth of products from all over the world (just like the people from the neighbourhood). It will bring people together and knowledge about the different plants and dishes can be exchanged. The organic waste of the garden will be used to heat the sauna and hotel rooms and the excess heat of the sauna will bring a nice tropical climate to the greenhouse for all the exotic food to grow.
Eindhoven - Visualisation
Eindhoven - Schematic floorplans
Eindhoven - Elevations
Eindhoven - Exploded view
Eindhoven - Summer and winter situation. In summer the nearby trees provide shading while the lower part of the greenhouse can be fully opened to allow ventilation. In winter the bare trees let the sunlight pass which as a result heats up the interior of the greenhouse.
A’dam - Render of House no.4 (in collaboration with Barbara Iwanicka) to investigate how a tiny fraction of the sunlight can still enter through the north-facing skylight and light the bedrooms and circulation space.
A’dam - Render of the basement of House no.4 (in collaboration with Barbara Iwanicka)to investigate the intensity of the natural light entering through the vide.
A’dam - Massing models for House no.4 (in collaboration with Barbara Iwanicka)
A’dam - Plans & Sections for House no.4. (in collaboration with Barbara Iwanicka)
A’dam - This is Gerrit. A bookshelf made from 6 identical strips of plywood that were found in a dumpster after the 2011 Graduation Show at the Rietveld Academy.
Torún - Shortlisted entry (out of 1328 proposals by 747 artists) for the 2011 ArtMoves Billboard Art Festival „Reality or fiction? Let’s pretend it’s not there” in Torún, Poland. The proposal will be exhibited on a 5x2.4meter billboard in the Polish city of Torún from the 16th of September 2011 onwards, for details see http://www.artmovesfestival.org
Torún - Entry for the ArtMoves Billboard Art Festival in Torún, Poland.