Archive for the 'LADA' Category

NEW WEBSITE

January 18, 2016

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octopus as inspiration for ‘Watereye’ design

Bare with us as the new website is on the way. Website will be presented as an open platform or a ‘tapas-plate’ with ingredients. Research, design and utopias will stand side by side hopefully creating cross – disciplinary energy. Bureau LADA stands for Landscape, Architecture, Design and Art.

Last year was good! Amongst others for The New Institute in Rotterdam and curator Dirk van den Heuvel we designed the performative exhibition design on Dutch  ‘Structuralism’.  Collaboration with Su Tomesen and Teguh Hartanto resulted in tropical house in Jogjakarta and ‘Potemkin Mountain’ a placemaking spatial intervention in collaboration with Stichting ‘Rhizomatic’.

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‘Joglo’ tropical house in Jogjakarta, with Su Tomesen and Teguh Hartanto

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‘Potemkin Mountain’ with Stichting Rhizomatic

This year, upon invitation by Zef Hemel and Mirjana Milanović we are proud to take part in the visionary exhibition ‘Volksvlijt 2016 ‘ on future economies of Amsterdam Metropolitan Region. Currently we are developing utopian design ‘Watereye’ with hybrid organism for water energy, plants, animals and people.

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‘Watereye’ Markermeer, with Juliette Gilson

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‘Rakovci’ landscape villa’s in Istra Ctoatia

Further we are continuing to work on compact housing solutions, one of them the interpolation in Amsterdam urban gap. The ‘Towerhouse’. with E.W and  J.W.  An experimental house in Amsterdam Noord and urban regeneration process in Zagreb, Croatia are hopefully commencing soon.

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‘Towerhouse’ Amsterdam

 

 

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COREOGRAPHY OF THE FOUR ACTS

November 25, 2014

Performative exhibition: ‘Structuralism, An Installation in Four Acts’Schwartz_sml

photo J. Schwartz

Staging of the exhibition ventures to explore the performative aspects of viewing, discussing and learning. ‘Caught in the middle’ of a gigantic red ‘platform’ the viewer simultaneously becomes the exhibit and the audience, being able to switch at glance between looking, absorbing and engaging.SML BL_06 opening HertzbergerKenneth Frampton and Herman Hertzberger at the performance platform during the opening

The four Acts: Education, Ideals, Building and The City stand for the four thematic exhibitions, and the change of the material becomes a performance itself. Curators and conservation team replacing the valuable originals of Piet Blom, A. van Eyck, T. van Doesburgh, J. Habraken, H. Hertzberger. In a time when diverged musea look for broadening of the audience this design provides an experimental take on the given theme. Programming of the events like the ‘Salons Structuralistes’ or evening performances are led by the curator Dirk van den Heuvel, Flora van Galen and Aart Helder.

‘Salons Structuralistes’……….Visits to the exhibition are theatricized, sometimes become performances in the cases of the opening and public debates in the evening. To this end the installation is conceived as both a podium and a large furniture piece. The ‘spaces’ of the installation also aim to evoke the spaces of research and learning by including among others heavy chests with drawers filled with extra materials from the archive, a small library devoted to the teachings of the forgotten Joop Hardy,SML BL_07 opening read a digital repository of images of the vast collections of the Institute, and a seminar space for weekly public conversations and improvised meetings. The design of the installation by Bureau LADA eventually evokes the spaces of Dutch Structuralism and its larger international context, the debates on the future of modern architecture which took place between the members of Team 10, the Japanese Metabolists and such crucial individuals as Louis Kahn. The installation is a mini-megastructure, a landscape and environment at the same time.……from the curatorial statement by Dirk van den HeuvelSML BL_10 det curtain

ZAUBERPHOTO’S

November 7, 2013

photographs Dieuwertje Komen                                                         text on frameweb by François-Luc Giraldeau                               cabinetmaker Martijn Pekelharing                        

Amsterdam-based architectural firm Bureau LADA has come up with an innovative and compact living unit that meets all the needs and requirements of a creative German filmmaker while promoting an intriguing reinterpretation of the 17th-century Dutch merchants’ traditional lifestyle.Zauberkast

Zauberkast – a neologism formed by the combination of the German word for magic, Zauber, and the Dutch word for closet, kast – is the proposition laid out by the client to the founding partner Lada Hršak as part of the refurbishment of a historical Amsterdam canal house.

The architect’s built-in modular intervention opens itself almost magically, revealing a series of functions that enable up to four programmatic configurations. This 67 cm-thick unit can be adapted to create a living room, a kitchen and a bedroom/bathroom while providing the owner with extensive storage possibilities.Zauberkast

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A white curtain conceals a brightly coloured sofa that folds out deftly to become a spacious bed. As this central piece of furniture defines a clear resting/sleeping area, a small wall-mounted dining table is used to mark a certain distance between it and the fairly simple cooking facilities.Zauberkast

Given the significant housing shortage caused by the exorbitant cost of living in central Amsterdam, architects are now requested to constantly develop alternative space-saving design solutions to make the most of what’s available. Zauberkast may not match everyone’s style of living but it definitely constitutes a promising overview of the current possibilities of compact urban life.

NEW NAME_ WHAT’S IN IT?

October 28, 2012

Bureau LADA is the new name of HL architecture. After several brainstorms the new name came out naturally. Most people associate the name with the square looking car, kind of child drawing or the basic idea of a car. Recently, at the eve of the Lada factory which is due to close, the Dutch press published several texts about the memorable vehicle. One article poses the question: Can the world be without a Lada?

Obviously the answer is not, at least concerning us. What is less familiar about the name is that it is an Slavic goddess of beauty and love. This characteristics is worth while exploring and aiming at, at the level of architecture and society. That is where we are off to…