on 2014-08-18 15:47
“ In today's world where everything goes faster and
faster, where images and products are made available to us by the
thousands, the project rethinks the way we consume and tries to
integrate the idea of a temporary nature in design practice. In
other words, it thinks about what things become next. The aim is to
avoid letting them go to waste or to prevent unnecessary
The base of the project is to explore the
possibility of a constructive system that works for the interior in
the same way as the Lego system.
The assembly and disassembly matters more than
disposable bindings and the main function of furniture created with
the system is to adapt to all situations and all needs.
The constructive principle develops three
1. Using a forever renewable fixation (or joining)
2. Allowing a greater possibility of catching
3. Defining a components range that can be
All individual parts are designed from the OS
on 2014-08-17 19:36
A series of modular scenography proposals for
exhibition at Het Nieuwe
in Rotterdam. All table structures are based on
a sandwich construction of wooden plates that hold metal tubes. All
modular elements have been designed from the OpenStructures
Exhibition pictures by Johannes Schwartz.
After the exhibition was finished, all scenography components were
reused in a workshop at
which participants disassembled all exhibition structures and used
the individual parts to build new designs they could then take away
All workshop pictures by Matthijs Immink.
Various other design proposals ...
on 2014-01-13 00:55
'Dowel blocks joined by doweling to create multiple shapes, fun
polyester decorative plywood blocks can be joined with doweling to
form various shapes – the only limit is your imagination.
Holes on five sides allows the blocks to be connected
three-dimensionally in an infinite number of ways."
on 2014-01-10 16:39
Active city truck was a design proposal for a multifunctional
vehicle by Brussels
in collaboration with Thomas Lommée and
Jo Van Bostraeten. All add-ons were designed from the OS grid.
Unfortunately the van never left the drawing board.
on 2014-01-10 09:44
Work site+ is a futuristic visualization of an
This design proposal has been developed within
the context of the Mobilotoop project.
'The work site+ is one´s own or a shared
workshop equipped with virtual assistance.
Like to work on your bicycle yourself, but
don´t always have the necessary experience? Work site+
shows wear and tear information, building instructions
and handy tips for repair or assembly. The information is projected
- according to principles of augmented reality - over your modular
bicycle. If this still doesn´t do the trick, you can call on
the assistance of experts for a remote demonstration.'
Peter Baeyens, Peter Defreyne, Bram Boot,
Freya Van de Gaer
on 2014-01-07 09:40
by Jo Van Bostraeten & Dirk Wenmakers.
Triangle bike -
by Thomas Lommée
, Jo Van
Bostraeten & Andrea de
Both bikes have been developed for the Mobilotoop
on 2013-12-10 17:30
Autarkytecture further explores the OpenStructures
model on an architectural level.
Instead of trying to anticipate the
perfect building for a specific moment in time, the Autarkytecture
project proposes flexible constructions that can adapt over time.
The project calls for a built environment that is no longer the
product of radical architectural theory, but one that rather builds
on preceding architectural practices. Successful patterns of the
past were explored and translated into guiding design principles
for the future. Important inspirational books in this process were
‘A Pattern Language’ by Christopher Alexander and
‘How Buildings Learn’ by Stewart Brand.
This research is about shifting our attention from the timely
towards the timeless, from how buildings look towards how they
feel. It aspires to integrate the aspect of time into design and
architecture and to create a built environment that can and may
change, that ages gracefully and just feels right. Moreover, the
flexible constructions allow for a variety of overlapping functions
– such as living and working – creating, in this way,
an alternative and hybrid living environment.
Design proposal by
& Christiane Hoegner
The Sketchup file of the model can be
Some further explorations by Maud Bausier.