To catch up on the overdue reports we decided to wrap up November with a collective post of 4 notes combined in one.
We are very proud to announce that we have installed the new signage system designed by Tony with the lovely typeface Amsterdam Energie by Jasper van den Berg.
Our new neighbours at the Open Coop, Fiber held a Coded Matters event with interesting talks and great performances.
Daryl presented the plan for Deltaplantsoen to the residents of Rivierenbuurt Den Haag and got their support to proceed with its development!
This plan will be the first “Into the Wild” playground to be built, this is a concept developed by DMAU and Openfabric which received first place in a design competition organised by the Richard Krajicek Foundation in 2012.
DUS was in London at the BBC world radio theatre, alongside Bre Pettis (CEO makerbot) and Jonathan Meyer (EADS) in front of a 300 people audience talking about our 3D print Canal House.
They are also nominated for the ICON award for ‘Emerging Architecture Practice of the Year’ next to Kunle Adeyemi, Clancy Moore, Rural Urban Framework and Jimenez Lai!
And to not to forget they also started the groundwork of the construction site for the 3D PRINT CANAL HOUSE!
Jasper has been nominated for the Theateraffiche award 2011-2012 with his design for Bimbo.
Bite Me has delivered a gift-box of food to directors of ING Bank with the food designed to inspire a discussion on how you and your colleagues contribute to a diverse and innovative work-environment. They have hosted Food Mash # 1 which is a new network created by Farming the City, Metabolic Lab and Bite Me to work towards a local food system in Amsterdam. And finally they are looking for a new chef or cook for their crew to run the daily lunches and café-food: http://www.biteme.co.nl/bite-a-new-chef/
Wrapping up a month with a lot of meetings that are setting the strategy for the related projects.
We had a had a strategic meeting with the research director from the Waag Frank Krezin discussing how our Self Building Building project would fit into their agenda for the next two years.
We were invited by Matthijs Bouw (One Architecture) to the New Institute and Stichting B.a.d. to lecture about to the SBB project in Rotterdam.
Job Cohen, former mayor of Amsterdam, became the new chairman of the Amsterdam 4 & 5th of May comite.
The members / bosses of Amsterdam Energie decided to start a collaboration with Texel Energie and Windunie, making us 100% independent and 100% cooperative.
Corline van Es
I am working with Minka Bos on the Voor Elkaar month. for the stadsdeel of Amsterdam Zuid we design a do-campaign for people who do something special for their neighbourhood. In five neighbourhoods we emphasize and support initiatives that do amazing things. and we finalize with a big storytelling event.
One of the neighbourhood project is the dementia friendly environment, a case brought in by the Odensehuis in de Stadionbuurt. They work with students of the Rietveldt, discovering what it is, that makes a street, a park, a network of people, safe and friendly for people with dementia. Yesterday we took part in a workshop where we worked on the case, how to re-connect the neighbourhood to the house and its people.
At Open State we’ve put a new jacket on the Hack de Overheid site and have unlocked great data for the Hackathon with the Dutch Public Broadcasting. Checkout the report and the amazing results here. We also received a letter by two government ministers responding to our briefing the way forward with open data in the Netherlands.
Eddie the Eagle Museum
On Museumnacht Eddie the Eagle Museum created a playfull night inspired by Piet Mondriaan with loud jazz and a futuristic photobooth at the Amsterdam Museum. Check out the pics!