Studio Jenske Dijkhuis

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Dream of a Closet @ Urban Campsite Amsterdam

Always wanted to spend the night in Dream of a Closet? Well, the award winning project is now open for reservations!
Part of an initiative to reinvigorate abandoned sites throughout the city, the pilot edition of Urban Campsite Amsterdam is now located at Camping Vliegenbos.
Here various artists and designers offer their work as a unique place to spend the night.
Within this temporary village Studio Jenske Dijkhuis has made Dream of Closet available as its contribution to this promising pop-up project.

Follow the link to Airbnb for more information and bookings.
To read the reviews and publications on Dream of a Closet @ Urban Campsite Amsterdam click on the images above.

Horizon Pavilion is looking for a new home

The prizewinning Horizon Pavilion is urgently looking for a new location.
Made after winning the FIRST@108 Public Art Award of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS) and after being exhibited at wonderful locations in London;
at the RBS in Kensington, on top of the National Theatre on the South Bank en more recent at the English Norfolk coast it is now looking for a new home.

The work is a small outside pavilion of steel (approx. l.5 x w.3 x h. 2,8 meters) made for public space.
In cooperation with renowned engineering firm WSP (the firm behind the Shard building in London), the RBS and FluxMetal (a steelmakers firm specialised in big artworks) it is build and approved (health and safety) for use in different outside spaces.

For more information on the project click here.

Do you have or know of a location where this work could find a temporary or even permanent place very soon?
We would love to hear from you!

Exhibition: Horizon Pavilion at the South Bank, London

Thanks to artist Rob Olins and photographer Anders Gramer great pictures where made of the Horizon Pavilion during its exhibition at the South Bank in London. From February 23rd to April 20th 2012 the Horizon Pavilion featured at a wonderful location on top of one of the terraces of the National Theatre.
The National Theatre is located in between the London Eye, the Hayworth Gallery and Tate Modern.



UP by Droog

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.
Click here for more information on the fence

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.
Click here for more information on the lamp


Exhibition: From Public Space to Private Realm

Studio Jenske Dijkhuis is proud to announce you to the opening of the From Public Space to Private Realm Exhibition at the Royal British Society of Sculptors. After winning the 2011 FIRST@108 Public Art Award Jenske Dijkhuis was granted the privilege of a solo exhibition at the RBSS.
The prize winning Design, the Horizon Pavilion, will be unveiled during the grand opening of that exhibition.
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Studio Jenske Dijkhuis has a new website

A new collaboration and a new exhibition ask for a new style.
Please enjoy the new surroundings!

Alexander Mooi joins the team

Starting September 1st, 2011 Alexander Mooi has joined Studio Jenske Dijkhuis as a collaborator.
Eventually his role will maybe grow to a full partner. But for the time being he will bring his expertise and knowledge on the architectural scale to the studio.
Hopefully resulting in an increase of the projects we can undertake!

Horizon Pavilion – under construction

The Horizon Pavilion is being made at FluxMetal in London.
Photos by Alexander David

A view from the inside:

A view as a whole:

Exhibition: New Home, June 25th – July 20th, 2011

International artists give their views on plastic the “HABITAT” of man: architecture, follies, mobile homes and an art camp.
On location in Hengelo the project Dream of a Closet will be displayed. The exhibition is curated by MIKC Productions Delden, Overijssel.

NEW HOME: visual approaches to human habitat
June 25-July 20, 2011 (open Fri-Sun 12.00 - 17.00)
former MTS, Industieplein 3, 7553 LL Hengelo

Publication: Dollhouse Bed Luna in Het Parool

The Easter Special on Living of the newspaper Het Parool on April 23rd features an article on children’s rooms.
The article shows a beautiful photo of the Dollhouse Bed Luna along with an interview with its users.
The used image and others pictures of the photo shoot by Anne Reinke will be made available on this site afterwards.

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First prize: FIRST@108 Public Art Award

Jenske Dijkhuis is proud to announce to be the winner of FIRST@108 Public Art Award ! At the award ceremony in London on the 23rd of March Studio Jenske Dijkhuis was proclaimed this years winner of FIRST@108 with The Horizon Pavilion. This competition organised by the Royal British Society of Sculptors gives artists and designers the opportunity to develop and produce a work for the public domain. In October of this year the result will be on public display for four months at the Societyʼs garden in London, England. Afterwards it will likely move to Canary Wharf to be exhibited there.

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Exhibition: Free and Untamed Beings

Six ambitious young designers and artists show during one month various installations and fashionable apparel collections as seen in the new space of the Horse Move: The Service Garage in Amsterdam. The six participants are: Merel Boers, Claire Fons, Py Tswang jin, Jessie Mak, Niki Man and Quoc Thang. Jenske Dijkhuis brings in a special way unity to the whole, with a custom made physical presentation.

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Exhibition: Kunstzomer (Summer of Art) Anna Paulowna, Kunstroute Jong Land

From 21 June to 13 July 2008, the Kunstroute Jong Land (Young Country art trail) will be held. Exhibition Organizer Arjan Brentjes sought both nationally and internationally, ten freshly graduated artists. The work of these young talents gives an impression of the influence of youth culture and alternativescenes on contemporary art.

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First Prize: WoodChallenge 2007

The WoodChallenge 2007 yielded two winners. Matthijs Toussaint of the TU Delft and Jenske Dijkhuis both received the highest honor.
The prize is awarded to students or teachers who, through a remarkable achievement and innovation, improve the image of wood or its use.

Due to the wide variety of entries two winners nominated. The submission of Toussaint was according to the jury ”groundbreaking, showing courage and vision, in depth developed and cross departmental: a compliment.” The design of Dijkhuis ”triggered, urged to think differently in wood: a real Challenge.”

Read the full article @ Architectenweb, in Dutch

Dream of a Closet published in Bodyscape

Recent and new experimental designs are continuously questioning the preconceived relationship between body and space from different perspectives. This extensively illustrated publication focuses on innovative design projects in which body, design and space are smartly compounded as one creative organization. More than 90 projects in the fields of contemporary fashion, art, furniture design, interiors and architecture are compiled, drawn from a legion of both established and emerging talents.

Kim, Jong-Jin
Damdi, Seoul, 2007
ISBN: 978-89-91111-27-1

Dream of a Closet published in Spacecraft

Spacecraft presents projects that meet the changing spatial needs of our modern lifestyles and that are simultaneously expanding our current understanding of architecture. On the one hand, the book features flexible, fleeting structures that only exist for a limited time. On the other hand, Spacecraft focuses on spaces that are used temporarily. Whether vacation homes, urban hideouts, art projects, pavilions or studios, all of the included work is distinguished by a playful, unconventional use of space.

Spacecraft; Fleeting Architecture and Hideouts
Feireiss, Lukas; Klanten, Robert
Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlijn, 2007
ISBN: 978-3-89955-192-1