For the American magazine Dwell I wrote about an impressive project of 30 floating homes in the north of Amsterdam, called ‘Schoon Schip’. A group of like-minded and very motivated citizens spent a good ten years realizing their dream of a floating sustainable community. Schoon Schip is innovative in many ways – in the design and building process, in the choice of materials, in the energy supply and as a social experiment. “For most of us, this is the first home we’ve owned and the first house we built ourselves. It wasn’t easy.” Read my reportage here:
The New York Times quoted me when they recently published an article about architect Koen Olthuis this November. The reference derives from my article for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad from 2009 which is also recently translated.
The work of Dutch architect Koen Olthuis is still relevant because it is progressive and genuine at the same time. Olthuis envisions entire cities being built on water in the (near) future. ‘Save the world, build on water’ is Olthuis’ philosophy in a nutshell.