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Baltan Session: Baltan in the Bus Stop. DE STIJL versus RGB
|07/04/2011 19:00 to 21:00|
On Thursday, April 7, 2011 Baltan Laboratories and the Van Abbemuseum host an evening dedicated to the current project in the Rietveld Bus Stop on the Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven: Baltan in the Bus Stop. DE STIJL versus RGB. The artists, Maurer United and Geert Mul, will discuss the project, followed by a conversation between architect Bertus Mulder, who worked closely with Rietveld in the 1960s, and Arie van Rangelrooy, architect and board member of the ‘Rietveld Bus Stop’ Foundation. The presentations will take place in the library of the Van Abbemuseum, followed by a visit to the project on the Stadhuisplein.
On a yearly basis since 1990, the ‘Rietveld Bus Stop’ Foundation invites someone from the art world to develop a project for the Rietveld Bus Stop at the Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven. This year they invited Christiane Berndes, curator at the Van Abbemuseum. She worked with Baltan Laboratories, and together with Angela Plohman, director of Baltan, they invited artists Geert Mul and Maurer United Architects to present their vision on the significance of Rietveld and De Stijl today. The project is installed until November 2011.
CASE STUDY 12
If one takes a media façade of the dimension height-length 1:8, it is possible to fold it into a cube. Inside and outside of the strip change positions several times in the spatial, folded composition. The design results into media architecture, more than just a media façade.
See the folded pixel animation at youtube as well.
The ‘Case Studies’ project is a utopian architecture project by Maurer United Architects [MUA] that is being developed under the umbrella of BALTAN’s Poème Numérique research programme. For one year, MUA has developed one utopian idea every month, resulting into twelve different sketches.
CASE STUDY 11
If one writes the word ‘Poeme Numerique’ in the Labfont* character type, a labyrinth floor plan comes into being. If one would use this floor plan as a roof plan, than this would need to be supported by walls with door openings, resulting in an even more complex labyrinth floor plan.
CASE STUDY 10
If one applies a see-through media façade all around one’s individual residence, it would become interesting to continue this strip also on the inside. In the example floor plan, this strip would provide 30 large (full height) wide-screen tv channels at once. If one would chose 30 favorite public broadcasting channels, all these channels would be visible at once. Instead of zapping, it becomes logic to browse through the channels, by walking through the residence or by moving the content to the left or right.
The Making of a Classic Pt.2
The example ground floor plan that goes along with the minimal demands for housing in the Netherlands counts 38m2. The first level floor plan counts 36m2.
If one translates this to the modular grid of 3×6 meters, an extra small house of 4 units comes into being.
The upper level can be used for the surround panorama room, which is demanded in the PNP program. The stairs to the upper level arrive exactly in the middle of this 6×6 meters square room. If needed, daylight can be accessible by roof windows here. Also, a direct connection between this exhibition room and the exhibition space on ground floor is provided by a continuous void. At the ground floor, sanitary room, stair case and the exhibition space are separated from the entrance by sliding doors.
On the outside, the façade is reshaped in relation to the former ‘extra large’ version of the pavilion, which was also developed during the research project. As the top volume is completely closed (windows at roof), it is possible to make a surround panorama. Two opposite sides are of the dimension 16:9 (widescreen), the other two sides are of the dimension 4:3 (regular tv-screen). The cladding material is of highly reflecting brushed aluminium, so various beamer projections at night can provide the building several minimal media façades. The lower volume is covered with darker cladding material (also highly reflective). This dark material is also used on the inside of the surround panorama space.
By placing a few inside walls, the pavilion transforms into a minimal house that satisfies the demands of today’s Dutch Housing Law.
The result of both pavilions/houses was so inspiring, that three more variations of this kind were developed. Together, all five buildings form a sequence of XS, S, M, L and XL. The designs were specified to the degree of the smallest detail and could go into building production right away.
The ‘Baltan House’ is a project by Maurer United Architects [MUA] under the umbrella of BALTAN’s Poème Numérique research programme. In cooperation with Telcosystems and Geert Mul, a new approach towards the development of ‘media architecture’ is being tested.