Friday, July 29, 2011

Digital macro

The Canon Ixus camera's are good value for their price but above all their digital macro function is marvellous. It might not have the correct proportions as you would get with an expensive macro lens but the result is still great.   

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Urban water power

The Germans like practical and energysaving houses. When will we finally change our attitudes towards sustainability in The Netherlands? Local energy projects can be found in every ordinary town in Germany, like this example in Kempten near the Austrian border. A former factory land on 2 sides of the river is redeveloped as a residential and recreational area including a beautiful designed waterpower plant.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bio Solar haus germany

Since 1994 over 300 houses are built according the bio solar concept in Europe. At the place of origin they continue testing materials and techniques. If you fancy a bio solar house you can trial-live here

Monday, July 25, 2011

coffee time

Many new cafes opened in the Zeeheldenkwartier, one of the first was Appeltje Eitje.

Friday, July 1, 2011

City balcony

design & photos by KCAP |
This week my tour along all the provincies brought me in Groningen. I was surprised by the public space in the city: beautiful pavements and a cyclist's paradise. Terribly impressed by the Stadsbalkon (‘city balcony’) which offers a slightly raised, easy and almost traffic free entrance to the innercity. Beneath it there is a storage for about 4.500 bikes! This facility really suites a cyclists with an underground thoroughfare, short routing, signage for open parking slots, open air, light and safe.