Architectural Record: Dutch Treat. The new Generator in Amsterdam

Architectural Record: Dutch Treat. The new Generator in Amsterdam

For the June edition of Architectural Record I went to the new Generator Amsterdam. This mix of a hotel and a hostel is  located on the edge of a park in the up-and-coming eastern part of town, this reflects the spread of tourism beyond the historic center – a trend that has been encouraged by the city, which has been greatly restricting hotel permits since the fall of 2013.

With its surprising combination of old and new architecture, bursts of local art and design, and a clever hotel formula that attracts a wide-ranging crowd. Generator has brought a new kind of flair to Amsterdam’s flourishing tourism scene. 

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Refugee Challenge WDCD

Refugee Challenge WDCD

International design congres What Design Can Do is holding a Refugee Challenge this year. The refugee crisis is asking for new and innovative ideas. An incredible amount of 631 submissions from 69 countries are now eligible for review & nomination. I’m in the selection committee that will take on the massive task of establishing a shortlist that finally will be judged by the international jury on 29 June. Read the article…

Short&Sweet in Milan: Ekaterina Semenova

Short&Sweet in Milan: Ekaterina Semenova

Short&Sweet: an interview with product designer Ekaterina Semenova, student at the Design Academy Eindhoven, about her project ‘Care for Milk‘. 

Ekaterina Semenova: The idea was to preserve or to value milk, because I live in the Netherlands and it’s a very dairy country and the history of milk is so long, but the appreciation of milk changed so much. People don’t drink it much, it’s so cheap and people now throw it away, so I thought what can I do about it?

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Short&Sweet in Milaan: Ekaterina Semenova

Short&Sweet in Milaan: Ekaterina Semenova

Short&Sweet: een interview met product designer Ekaterina Semenova, student aan de Design Academy Eindhoven, over haar project ‘Care for Milk‘. 

Ekaterina Semenova: The idea was to preserve or to value milk, because I live in the Netherlands and it’s a very dairy country and the history of milk is so long, but the appreciation of milk changed so much. People don’t drink it much, it’s so cheap and people now throw it away, so I thought what can I do about it?
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