What Design Can Do: Teddy Cruz over Mexicaanse grens

What Design Can Do: Teddy Cruz over Mexicaanse grens

Activist-architect Teddy Cruz ziet de grens tussen Mexico en Amerika als een waterscheiding tussen rijk en arm, schoon en vuil, verstard en creatief. De grens is een harde muur maar ook een volkomen poreuze streek met een heel eigen karakter: ‘the border condition’. Voor Cruz is de grensstreek een oneindige bron van inspiratie. Lees hier mijn stuk voor de Groene Amsterdammer. Read the article…

Architectural Record:  Villa Kogelhof floats above  the Dutch landscape

Architectural Record: Villa Kogelhof floats above the Dutch landscape

It took an hour to think up and six years to build: the ultrasleek modernist Villa Kogelhof, hidden away in an agrarian area in the south of the Netherlands. Architect Paul de Ruiter wanted a self-sufficent glass villa, the client  -an onion and potato trader – wanted a house with the clean esthetics of a parking garage. They both got what they wanted. Read my article for Architectural Record below. Read the article…

Architectural Record:  Villa Kogelhof floats above  the Dutch landscape

Architectural Record: Villa Kogelhof floats above the Dutch landscape

It took an hour to think up and six years to build: the ultrasleek modernist Villa Kogelhof, hidden away in an agrarian area in the south of the Netherlands. Architect Paul de Ruiter wanted a self-sufficent glass villa, the client  -an onion and potato trader – wanted a house with the clean esthetics of a parking garage. They both got what they wanted.  Read the article…

Sweet&Salt hints at  the dualities within

Sweet&Salt hints at the dualities within

“Since Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy wrought their respective devastations, the effect of water on American cities has gained sudden urgency in an era of inexorable climate change”, writes Matthew Kiefer in his eloquent review of Sweet&Salt for the magazine of the Boston Society of Architects. “Thus the appeal of Sweet&Salt.” It hints at dualities within, he says: fresh water and salt, land and sea, ecology and economy, nature and culture, even art and life. Read the article…