Archive for the ‘structures’ Category

Digital distribution of information and the iphone and ipad create a new breed of readers. Information can take shape in more formats than ever before: text, video, sound, graphics etc. Reading is more and more a visual act. Reading used to give you a view on things, where watching was perceived as processing of an existing image. […]


A new dawn appears to rise for the humo universales. Not so much the individual renaissance view but the more social view of the PRB (Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood) that honours the base selfish human need to create a true, undying companionship and regards craftsmanship as its base. At the start of the 20st century industrialisation separated concept and skill. […]


The meaning of facial expressions have intrigued artists and scientists through the ages. The art of expressing emotions is explicitly used in theater, cartoons and animation. Apart from the body also the face is elementary to bring a character alive. Goya used this in his Caprioches: the 80 prints of universal follies and foolishness in the Spanish society […]


Roots interlace, spiders stick their threads. According to the mathematical sculptor Rinus Roelofs only humans create intentional structured mazes like a weaving pattern. R.Roelofs likes to transform 2D structures into 3D cupola’s or balls without using nails or glue, using leverage to balance a stabil construction. The proof of Roelofs’ pudding is not the combination of grids […]


urban gardening

11May10

Decreased economical activity in europe entails industrial heritage. The new functions as park or event location could well signal the new future of europe as a touristic, cultural relax destination for the workaholics of the east. Maybe Ruhrgebiet 2010 (essen, cultural capital) is a best practice or detroit and liverpool to anticipate for this future.