VIDEO: Bunker 599 / RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon

Bunker 599, one of 700 secret bunkers that were used to weaponize artificial hydrology in during the 19th century (see: New Dutch Waterline), recently underwent a radical transformation. RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances], in collaboration with Atelier de Lyon, sliced through the seemingly indestructible bunker to link visitors to an existing network of footpaths, create a publicly accessible attraction to those revisiting the NDW, and form a dramatic connection with the flooded plains that were altered more than 200 years ago.

The video above takes you through the process of altering the monolith, ending with film of the stunning result that has been attracting thousands of daily visitors since its completion. To learn more about the project, follow this link.

‘Pretty Vacant’ Installation / Rietveld Landscape

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Currently on display until January 31, 2014, the ‘Pretty Vacant’ installation by design and research studio Rietveld Landscape encourages visitors to take a fresh look at the empty spaces of the Centraal Museum in . The blue window literally and figuratively sheds a new light on the space and complements the architecture of this medieval chapel. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel / Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon

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Architects: Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon
Location: Culemborg, The Netherlands
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Rob ‘t Hart

Bunker 599 / Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon

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Architects: Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon
Location: Amsterdam,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Rietveld Landscape