Architecture/33

The monumental effort of 15 years of architectural analysis at the faculty of Architecture at TU Eindhoven has resulted in a stunning collection of 144 models, all white, all scale 1:33. From May 1 until June 3, the models are exhibited in a fictional city encompassing the entire breadth of architecture history. Finissage: June 2, […]

Breaking the Shell

Everybody seems to have a memory or association with petrochemical sites like the Shell refinery in the Port of Rotterdam: once the biggest oil refinery in the world, still the biggest oil refinery in Europe. Can we unlock their hidden potential?

Exhibition: Network vs. Place

Walking through Oud-IJsselmonde (a peripheral neighborhood of Rotterdam) we stumble upon an odd scene. Children are rollerblading down faints asphalt hills, to a background of monumental, if not sublime, concrete monoliths supporting the Van Brienenoordbrug, the busiest bridge in our country.

Destruction of Architecture

What better way to start the academic year than to forcefully destroy, obliterate, twenty-five pristine analytical models? Layers of white paint and MDF, held together by the blood, sweat and tears of students that have slaved over them—for days, weeks or perhaps even months—gone in a matter of minutes. The models represent a cross-section of […]

Excursion to Japan

In the early morning of July 11, the students of the Intermediate Size embarked upon a journey that left a scorching impression in their memory. “To Japan!”, the tutors exclaimed when discarding of their luggage at the Schiphol check-in. What followed was an adventure that opened our minds.

The intermediate size of the port : between water and city

Rotterdam, city with the biggest port of Europe. Much has been written on the urbanism of Rotterdam in relation to this giant port, by Umberto Barbieri, Frits Palmboom, Michelle Provoost and Paul van de Laar to name a few. This research proposes a synthisizing and graphic view of Rotterdam and its port.

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