Posts Tagged: Holland

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Theo Jansen – Kinetic Sculptures

For fifteen years Theo Jansen from Holland has wholeheartedly devoted himself to create a new form of life. His "Strandbeest" (beach beasts) seem so organic that from a distance they could be mistaken for huge insects or prehistoric mammoth skeletons, but they are made of materials from the industrial age: flexible plastic tubes, adhesive tape.
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OMA wins the competition for the Stadskantoor Building, Rotterdam

The strategy of the project is very simple: a modular flexible structure spans between existing buildings, supporting the mixed use program, while freeing the space below for public use. The axonometric shown below shows this rich public realm that the offers back

Happy Street – The Dutch Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010

The Dutch pavilion, designed by architect/artist John Körmeling, is called ‘Happy Street’. It’s an entire street in the shape of the number eight, an auspicious number in Chinese culture. Visitors to the pavilion stroll along houses in different styles that