Read blog in Dutch at site De Architect. Feb 22, 2016.

2016-01-29Souper #71


We kick off in 2016 with Marieke Berkers (architectural historian) and Gerjan Streng (architect/ partner The Cloud Collective). The setting is the same as the last Souper last year: restaurant Huson.

Marieke is a researcher, she writers articles, makes books, is a frequent juror, teaches at various educational institutions and is editor of the Blue Room. Landscaping is her specialty. Gerjan works with The Cloud Collective on architectural assignments and investigating with big data contemporary spatial issues. The Cloud Collective has been organized as an union, this makes working on various assignments in difference countries simple. The width range of assignments of this young agency, or better young organization is therefore impressive.

An interesting similarity between Marieke and Gerjan is that they managed to combine perfectly both content and entrepreneurship. They can also both talk about in a very pleasant way too.

Daan Bakker (Daf-architecten), Jeroen de Willigen (DeZwarteHond), Jasper de Haan (architect) and I invite each month a number of colleagues to eat, drink and discuss about our profession, the city of Rotterdam and related matters.

2015-11-10Friendless Industry


Read blog in Dutch at site De Architect. Nov 10, 2015.

2015-07-17Setting up a new school


Viktor Zotov organizes every year with a group of very enthusiastic and young people the international architecture festival CANactions. Last month I accompanied during this festival a workshop in Kiev. Viktor wants to set up a school and now I'm going to help him.

Read blog (Dutch) at site De Architect Jul 17, 2015.

2015-06-18Workshop Telychka


Telychka is an industrial area of 200 hectares and is located in Ukraine between the Dnieper River and the historical city centre of Kiev. A large part of this industrial area is no longer in use. The economic activities that take place run on aging plants and are located in dilapidated buildings. Last month I visited the international architecture festival CANactions and I accompanied a workshop on the future of this area under the title ' Telychka-A Place to Care '.

Read blog at site De Architect . Jun 18, 2015.