TRACY•TV – Milan Design Week 2017: Piet Hein Eek, Airbnb, Masterly and Tom Dixon

TRACY•TV – Milan Design Week 2017: Piet Hein Eek, Airbnb, Masterly and Tom Dixon

I went to the Milan Design Week, always the international hotspot for the design world – and 2017 was no exception. And… I started doing a video blog, a ‘vlog’. It’s fun to experiment with a new form of storytelling. This is the vlog for my first day, including Atelier010’s project Sugarrush, work by Piet Hein Eek, en exhibition in a 16th-century  villa curated by Airbnb, the Dutch exhibition Masterly and Tom Dixon’s collaboration with Ikea (behh).

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TRACY•TV – Milan Design Week 2017: Piet Hein Eek, Airbnb, Masterly and Tom Dixon

TRACY•TV – Milan Design Week 2017: Piet Hein Eek, Airbnb, Masterly and Tom Dixon

I went to the Milan Design Week, always the international hotspot for the design world – and 2017 was no exception. And… I started doing a video blog, a ‘vlog’. It’s fun to experiment with a new form of storytelling. This is the vlog for my first day, including Atelier010’s project Sugarrush, work by Piet Hein Eek, en exhibition in a 16th-century  villa curated by Airbnb, the Dutch exhibition Masterly and Tom Dixon’s collaboration with Ikea (behh). 

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Interview with Pritzker Prize winners RCR Arquitectes

Interview with Pritzker Prize winners RCR Arquitectes

Winners of the 2017 Pritzker Prize are RCR Arquitectes, a Spanish studio located by deliberate choice in the volcanic hinterland of the province of Catalunya. I interviewed them for NRC Handelsblad and made a video interview as well.

The reaction is most of the architecture world was: ‘Who?’ By chance I knew their work: I had stayed in an extraordinary hotel they designed with rooms  made entirely of glass, I had visited a school + library in the Barcelona neighbourhood of Sant Antoni, and I had seen an exhibition on their work in Barcelona. I returned to their town of Olot, to the 16th-century foundry where their studio is located, to speak with them, and visited their striking underground bodega in Palamós, on the coast north of Barcelona.

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De stad in De Ochtend: Ontwerpen voor vluchtelingen

De stad in De Ochtend: Ontwerpen voor vluchtelingen

Elke woensdag ben ik tussen 10 en 11 uur te gast in het KRO NCRV radioprogramma De Ochtend op Radio 1 om actuele ontwikkelingen op het gebied van architectuur en stedelijk leven te bespreken. Vandaag: ontwerpwedstrijden voor vluchtelingen leveren veel ideeën op over tijdelijke huisvesting en diensten en producten om vluchtelingen ‘a home away from home’ te bieden.

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De Stad in De Ochtend: Creativiteit in de Bijlmerbajes

De Stad in De Ochtend: Creativiteit in de Bijlmerbajes

Elke woensdag ben ik tussen 10 en 11 uur te gast in het KRO NCRV radioprogramma De Ochtend op Radio 1 om actuele ontwikkelingen op het gebied van architectuur en stedelijk leven te bespreken.Vandaag: voormalige gevangenissen zijn in trek om te worden herbestemd tot centra voor horeca, creatievelingen en vluchtelingen. Hiermee krijgen ze een totaal nieuwe rol in de stad. 

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