Tuesday, May 31, 2011

good old times

I passed this street on my way in Haarlem, a street that I vaguely remembered: in 2000 this location was given as our urban design task. At that time it was an open site and used as a parking spot. My design made a connection between the city centre and the back entrance of the Teylers Museum with townhouses centered around a inner courtyard. The actual building is a public office block, ignoring backsides. However the street has been redesigned well, which provides for a much better entrance to the city centre.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

pure market

The Pure Markt  has both stalls with hand made products and stalls with (local) food. The photos are taken at the stall of  Public Pie, which sells delicous apple pie! 

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Some impressions of our bike tour through the dunes of The Hague; Meyendel.

Monday, May 9, 2011

what is important to you?

The public installations made by Candy Chang are so brilliant! I like the ideas, the graphic design, the simplicity, the photographs...everything! Visit her website for at least 10 other cool projects: to make cities more comfortable for people.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


The yearly Scupad congress always inspires me and is mind opening. This year's theme was Breaking patterns, changing cities. Main patterns discussed in the working groups that are actually, breaking are the partcipation of individuals / public: “Nothing about us, without us, is for us.”  and the rise of social media. Like www.destadvanmorgen.nl or www.verbeterjebuurt.nl

Janes Walk - eyes on the street

We visited Quartier Lehen http://www.stadtwerklehen.at/ during the Scupad Congress, we participated in a worldwide event called Janes Walk. The area is a mixture of public and private functions, old & new buildings and different social groups.

Monday, May 2, 2011

green fingers

 Some impressions of our balcony at home