140429_Thought for the Day
The suppleness and flex of willow allows these mats to be woven and their buoyancy means they can be floated to where they are needed before being sunk by placing granite blocks on top.
Much of the Netherlands is kept dry by this tradition of weaving these so-called 'zinkstukken', helping to fix the dikes in place and stop them from being washed away.
140203_Thought for the Day
Third year Undergraduates at the Inter-Architecture Department of The Rietveld School of Art, Amsterdam, present their written and design theses.
Maghsoudi Setareh talks about her chosen subject ‘Present Islamic Architecture’ which will inform her design for a pop-up prayer structure.
131016_Thought for the Day
A Country Sketch, Roger Ackling
130903_Thought for the Day
This gathering near the former island of Wieringen east of Den Helder has been placed in a trough as one of the exhibits at the World Heritage Centre in the City Archives in Amsterdam. In time, this sculpture, like the Wad, shall also carry on shifting, cracking and oozing.