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Transformation Forest House / Bloot Architecture

05:00 - 19 July, 2015
Transformation Forest House / Bloot Architecture, © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

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The People's Architect: Dutch Residents Pay Tribute by Crowdfunding Future Piet Blom Museum

00:00 - 31 August, 2013
The People's Architect: Dutch Residents Pay Tribute by Crowdfunding Future Piet Blom Museum, Courtesy of Piet Blom Museum
Courtesy of Piet Blom Museum

"Architecture is more than creating a place to live," stated the late Dutch architect, Piet Blom, "you create a society." Till his death in 1999, Blom designed homes and urban schemes as if to reject the stern, coldness of post-war Modernism in light of a warmer, more human architecture. His drawings, diagrams and homes portray an affectionate commitment to reconcile elements of culture with the architecture around us. Characterized by his use of lively colors and equally expressive architectural geometries, project's such as the "Kasbah" and the cube houses in Rotterdam stand as testaments to his belief that architecture serves the people, not the other way around.

A true "People's Architect," Blom's work has endeared a growing number supporters, among these are residents who have lived in his houses and are hoping to garner donations to share these artifacts with the public. Ingeborg van der Aa, secretary of the Piet Blom Foundation, mentions that the initiative's mission is to promote recognition, new insight and appreciation with the hopes of encouraging a younger generation to be active creators of their society.

To learn more or contribute towards the Piet Blom Museum, visit there Indiegogo page here.

Follow us after the break for a rare collection of Blom's drawings. 

Siemens Hengelo / NL Architects

00:00 - 24 July, 2012
Siemens Hengelo / NL Architects, © Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Laan Hart van Zuid, 7553 Hengelo, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Design Team

    Bobby de Graaf, Gen Yamamoto, Gerbrand van Oostveen, Yusuke Iwata, Joanna Janota
  • Project Year

    2012
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