We are taught to believe in originals. In art and architecture in particular, original objects vouch for authenticity, value, and truth, and require our protection and preservation. The nineteenth century, however, saw this issue differently. In a culture of reproduction, plaster casts of building fragments and architectural features were sold throughout Europe and America and […]
'Strange Glow Harculo
“Strange Glow: Harculo”, is a Facade reproduction of the Centrale Harculo or the IJsselcentrale power-station (Arch. P.J. de Gruyter cir. 1955). This was a complex array of buildings originally designed for modular expansion, which now meets its fate through a series of incremental disassemblies. This particular part of the building stands as a kind of wound, an opening which connected newer units to the original core structure. In the near future, 450 to 500 sustainable homes will be built on the site of the power station.
Contribution towards IJsselbiënnale 2023
The work is built together with André Avelãs (CNC and assembly) and Roman Tkachenko (carpentry and assembly).