dinsdag 19 december 2017

Folding Machine

This is a drawing from spring 2017, a system for on-sight production of  free-form architecture. Rolls of steel can be transported by ship, from the steel producer. And fabricated near the building site. The waist can be transported back to the factory for recycling.


First Drawing to design a waterfall, the idea is to transport the water to the top, where the containers are tilted, so the water drops out of the bin. This system can hopefully become a very relaxing experience, and also  useful. Water cleans the air, and absorbs the surrounding sound. And if the water basin is underground, the system is also interesting for cooling a space in warmer climates

Architecture Photography

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

Climbing walls are usually only associated with leisure and activity spaces, but I believe that they are beautiful in and of themselves as stand-alone architectural features and can be used to decorate vertical surfaces like facades and atriums.
Climbing walls in the Netherlands are often indoors in industrial buildings but this doesn’t make sense to me from a design point of view, because climbing walls are meant to emulate mountain climbing experiences which are outside and exposed to the elements.
Since in the Netherlands there are no mountains; buildings are literally the closest thing we have to mountains. This is why I think the walls of buildings in cities are better suited for climbing walls than they are given credit for. If we think of buildings as the Netherland’s only real substitute for mountains then we can come to some new and surprising ideas for design interventions: for example the exteriors as well as the interiors of abandoned buildings can be repurposed as new and beautiful climbing walls.
A climbing wall can also be rotated from indoor space to the exterior. This is a great enhancement for the climbing experience because it can be adjusted to the weather, as well as adding an extra dimension to a building’s facade. In this way you can combine the authentic outdoor climbing experience with the urban context of a building in a city. 
climbing wall is also a great opportunity to test the capabilities of folded metal mesh architecture which is the best medium for a rotatable climbing wall. The drawing above is a basic rendering of a folding mesh experiment.

zondag 3 december 2017


X-foldings developed from an initial paper prototype: made from paper that was printed with a design for
folding lines made in collaboration with a specialist computer software.
By carefully studying the physical models, X-foldings developed as a project, into a series of specific
structures which have many interesting applications within the domains of architecture, design, and
The X-foldings structures deliver a market leading combination strength, lightness, and pleasing aesthetic
The models presented on this page a divided into two basic groups, of which, the group of structures
using straight folds are the most basic, but also the most interesting structures to further develop. I intend
to further develop this group of structures to optimize and balance the proportions of the pattern.

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.

Traveling gardens

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.