zaterdag 16 december 2017

Paternoster mural

After the loose sketches, I tried to Illustrate a block curtain with the Paternoster mechanism. This is presumably interesting for outdoor curtains in warmer climates. The blocks are heavy, however the rotations will be lightweight because this set-up has the same contra-weight. The line drawing above, is a first practice to discover if the system works with the blocks. The red circle marks a collision, thanks to this 3D drawing, I am aware of this. The next drawing will have adjustments and hopefully it will be ready to make a basic rendering of a block curtain with plants and context.

Folded glass

vrijdag 15 december 2017

Rotating climbing wall

Urban climbing walls in the Netherlands are often indoor, on an industrial zone, while mountainclimbing is an outdoor sport. This is why I think walls of buildings in cities are very well suited for this. Buildings serve an excellent methaphor for mountains in the Netherlands, and for example abandoned water towers can become beautifull climbing walls.

A climbing wall can also be rotated from the indoor space to the exterior. This is a great enhancement for the climbing experience, as well as a changing facade. This idea came up to me, because there is climbing wall in Eindhoven next to the railroad. with great view, as wel from the trains and the rotated walls.

zondag 3 december 2017


X-foldings started with an experiment with copy paper, folded with the help of computer aided software. By carefully sudying the result of the physical models, the foldings developed in more specified structures wich are interesting to develop for many industies like free-form architecture, design and  fashion.
The quality of this folding-technique contains a market degree in stregnth, lightness and aesthetics

Concept for Aluminium Cladded facade in combination with Oled Lightstrips.

The main benefit of the foldings is the capability of free form shaping.

Reflections are controllable and many varieties are possible

Bubbling Windgage

This bubbling windgage rotates on a single bearing-ball. the reason why I present this concept is because the mechanism is incredibly simple and effective.
This is the most primitive bearing mechanism as far as I know, and it is centurys old.
The most interesting to me is the smoothness of the rotations and the beauty of the bearing ball on the top. A light structure like this can be covered with self lubricating nylon. 

My interests in this project is to test this mechanism on a large scale, for example to rotate a climbing wall or a building.

Garden Elevator

As a city spreads as well as horizontal as vertical, it also grows in volume, and vertical gardens are a great initiative for greener landscapes in high-density areas. This is why elevated gardens are a totaly new way of approaching this.

Lifted gardens, will supply each of the stages with an equal amount of sunlight, so all the flora and fauna will look fresh and green when reaching the the lower and more shadowed etages. 

Unlike the average vertical gardens, wich are increadably expensive to maintain. The garden elevator can easaly be drained and maintained when reaching the bottom part. 

Another great benefit of this concept is the variety of the view, the mecnanism provides a different garden on each floor every day, this is an extremely valuable privelege.


City Carpet

During my Graduation period at Design Academy Eindhoven, I practised to generate a city carpet out of a pictured grid. I attempted to picture the city's architectural details, and observed the city by biking and walking different routes, varying from the center of the city to the suburbs. The same methods are used in the cities of Rotterdam and Utrecht. The other side of the project, was a study in carpets and tapestry, I became more familiar with textiles and at the end the pictures where woven in to this carpet. The layout of the grid, starts in the city center where also the pictures of the city center are positioned. And it spreads to the suburbs at the edges of the carpet. Other important things that I have learned during this period, are the possibilities of textiles and the proces to produce photo-woven tapestry for interior-design.