Archive for the 'tropical design' 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

 

 

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.