B(h)uis / Hoogte Twee Architecten


Netherlands-based Hoogte Twee Architecten shared with us their project B(h)uis, a small pavilion built with PVC tubes. More images and architect’s description after the break.

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“Through the centuries architects have used small construction works to experiment with spaces of limited form, scale and extent, but also to experiment with material and details.

As there’s a lack of well-equipped research laboratories, the research of material by architects focuses on potentials of existing (construction-) products in which mainly is sought for possibilities of improper use of materials. Our temporary residence is such an experiment. PVC tubes have inspired us to a design of a special object in which this material is no longer seen as a tube but as a hollow building stone.

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The material is researched by its spatial characteristics and escapes its standard application. The transparency in the along-direction and the fixed wall in the cross-direction determine the spatiality.

By parallel stacking of the tubes as building stones a mass has been created which represents itself closed from four sides, but which is transparent, seen from the head sides. By hollowing out this mass a special residence will be created which will be provided by light seen from the head sides.”

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Architects: Hoogte Twee Architecten – Arnhem
Location: Lent,
Project team: Martin-Paul Neys, Peter Groot, Cor Tiemens, Rudi Koster, Bart van den Hoven
Design year: 2005
Construction year: 2009
Photographs: Hoogte Twee Architecten
Material sponsor: Dyka Nederland b.v.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "B(h)uis / Hoogte Twee Architecten" 10 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=77487>
  • win

    awesome! love the shots of people using it… so simple and yet so cool!

  • Lucas

    Not that good if you’re claustrophobic…

  • anon

    Any 10 years old can have this “innovative” ideas.
    Next, do we glue rubber ducks together to make more art?

    • michael

      anon, yes! parametric rubber ducks! i love it!!!
      nice tubes project btw.

  • f. long

    Good work, let’s scale this up! Wonder what a larger work would look like.

  • Anger of the North

    A nice idea, but needs to be slightly bigger, about 10-20%. You can see that he can’t really fit his legs in behind the table in the picture.

    But other than that, it’ll brighten up a public space quite well!