Study and Research
Initiated by Droog, UP is an investigative economic model that aims to increase the value of dead stock through re-design. An alternative to recycling and disposal, UP treats leftover goods as raw material for creative re-interpretation in order to bring leftovers back into circulation. Studio Jenske Dijkhuis was asked to brainstorm on a couple of materials and find new applications for these. For this process Alexander Mooi was asked to help and join in, assisting in both the design and execution phase.
Studio Jenske Dijkhuis chose to transform old trespa desktops into a garden fence, referring to the materials use in many building projects.
The typical urban material is now used to create a garden or balcony fence that creates a city skyline at night.
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In another design a lamp was created from an old airplane window to give the feeling of the ultraviolet light coming through as it would in a plane that floats in the air.
Bringing an extra window inside the living space of your home.
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A bridge that gaps an earlier made brake in the 126 kilometer long West-frisian dike. It refers to the round shapes called wheels that mark the early brake trough of water. When the footbridge opens it forms a full circle as a homage to the reunion of the earlier break in the dike.
The model (1:500):
The rendered image:
This pavilion functions like a sort of sundial. It shows the movements of the sunlight and the wind on one day and makes it into something to experience through an architectural space.
The entire structure of the facade can rotate due to the wind on its arms. One can enter the space by walking along to its rotation. When inside a small glasshouse made of photo-luminescent material catches the sunbeams coming through the openings in the facade. Because of the rotation combined with the beams of light, a ribbon of luminance raps around the glass house, showing the rhythm and strength of the elements: light and wind.
Rendered images of design:
Dream of a Closet is an upscaled closet that one can sleep in. Based on an 17th century, Dutch ‘kuif-kast’ the shape is reinterpreted and enlarged to form an entire room.