Archive for the 'lecture' Category

TROPICAL_PEPPER

March 19, 2014

Lect 2In Bahasa Indonesia, Lada means Pepper, therefore our local office name would be Bureau PEPPER. (Good enough to keep) This is all thanks to Dutch artist Su Tomesen and her Indonesian husband Teguh who invited us to design their Yogyakarta home, Yoglo con house. Located at the southern rim of the city where rice-paddies and tropical trees alternate with spontaneous building growth. Adding a new dot to the ‘Sites’ of out nomadic architectural experiences. Bonair_landscp‘Brede School on Bonaire’   Tropical experience (between tropics of cancer and capricorn) is not alien to us, as we collect the old ‘Tropical Modernity’ booklet from Brasil, the Antilles Bonaire school project, Nouvelle Caledonie eco resort (with Molasses), Sri Lankan Matara studio with Kelly Shanon and the Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa (for Van Gameren Mastenbroek).Addis __Looking forward to the next tropical design experience!!! (no cold bridges, but rather open connections, good wind flow and screens in the lush vegetation are the topic)  Wonderful site – research trip looking at traditional typologies, materials and inspiration was rounded up with the visit to Borobodour temple with Edi Arinto and lecture invitation by Eko Prawoto at the Duta Wacana Christian University in Yogyakarta. Hopefully we will meet again.

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D_Day_REHAB FOR GREDELJ

June 21, 2013

SCRAMBLE 5_sml18 meter long ‘Scramble City’ being hung at Gredelj factory hall

Recently finished Dan_D (Day D, or day of design) in Zagreb Croatia took place in another one of the many abandoned industrial premises in the centre. The industrial heritage of the old Gredelj facory fills the largest central city gap, just behind the main railway station. Organised by the HDD Croatian Designer’s Society and in collaboration with Zagreb Holding, the partners managed to open the doors of the beautiful area and gave the ‘patient’ a shortlived rehab therapy. Pointing out the potential of the area. The romance and charm of the industrial heritage is in most European cities adopted by cultural polities, with varying degrees of success, but any larger city has one. Could Zagreb manage to get this one off the ground ?GRED_smlHaving in mind that the theme of current expo  is Design and the City, the temporary and ambitious programming works very well at the spot. Our ‘Scramble City’ lecture was planned together with several interesting practices: Muzej Kvarta, Akunpktura grada, 1postozagrad, Lana Cavar i Narcisa Vukojević, engaging with city and public space. 1005581_613901331975975_297286233_nHungry Designers have, except of having made the beautiful exhibit, been grilling sardines for the party. IGle with Nataša Mihaljčišin have made a catwalk. Propuh action in the ‘downtown’ blew some new wind in the area, opening the doors of small practices. In the photostudio Zelmanović portrait photographs were taken with the wind blowing machine. For the best photos the wind blows from the front. Hopefully reuse of the industrial heritage in Zagreb will get some wind from the back…..wind_sml

THE GEORGIAN TALES_FACADES

January 13, 2013

Upon the invitation of The Dutch Embassy in Georgia we went to Tbilisi to participate in an interesting event: Days of Dutch Architecture in Georgia containing an exhibition and the lecture series. Accompanied by very warm welcome, many interested parties and foremost an interesting place. When the mist set off the city revealed it’s treasures. Ministry bankThe Ministry of Transport designed by minister Chakhava himself at the end of soviet times turned into The Bank of Georgia. Followed by the restored wooden loggias of the historical summer place and ultracontemporary architecture.tanjur The change and adaption was however most interesting to be seen in modernist housing slabs. One might call it personalising the facade, and activating the ground floor with public functions: small commodity shops and services. MiniMARket It is difficult to trace the original elevation and shopkeepers were suspicious to strangers. But energy of people and  power of change makes this definitely a place to return to. Multiflat

PLEČNIK

June 7, 2011

On the recent visit to Ljubljana we went by few of Plečnik’s works. He is an absolute master of composition, material, detail, scale and atmosphere where heavy and light, soft and hard perfectly coexist. Still looking for a good book….Tromostovlje with the Tržnica market behind

LECTURE IN LJUBLJANA AT THE ‘DAYS OF ORIS’

April 28, 2011

19th of May in Ljubljana Lada Hršak will give lecture at the 5th Days of Oris.