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Stadhuis Deventer

Het is alweer even geleden dat ik wat op mijn blog plaatste. Het is ook al een tijd geleden dat ik het nieuwe stadhuis van Deventer tijdens een rondleiding mocht bewonderen en tussendoor deze foto's maakte (..)

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A while ago I visited the NMM (National Military Museum/ Nationaal Militair Museum, Soesterberg). It's a newly built museum with a lot of old military equipment and quite a few airplanes hanging from the ceiling. A huge building with a construction that has to carry a lot of weight, but it feels very open and light and it's really very beautiful.

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bookstore girl

Update: I actually won this contest! Thanks, Thre3d!

When I read about the RepYourCity3D contest, I had to make something. Not because I wanted to win the contest- I don't think I ever even entered a creative one before (mostly because nowadays photography contests usually are just another way for businesses to get free pictures.. and they usually aren't challenging in any way)- but because it was just the perfect opportunity to make something really fun that I had in mind and that would fit the contest so well.
So I took a bit of time out of my hectic pre-almost-there-exhibition schedule and made this, kind of last-minute. Sometimes these challenges really are worth your time. I don't think I would have made it if it wasn't for that contest.
My entry on

Click on the image to enlarge- if you look closely you can see the girl sitting on the black metal frame in front of the left window, a bit to the right from the middle of the frame.

I decided to use this 3D print in my exhibition because it actually fits one of the spaces much better than the print I had planned for it at first, so you can see it at Architectuurcentrum Rondeel at the moment. She might travel for a bit after that or find herself a more permanent spot somewhere, who knows..

I'll post more info about the exhibition really soon, I'm still working non-stop to get everything done. In the meantime, if you can read Dutch, check out the 3DEE page and send in your ideas for one of the spaces in my exhibition. If it's a good one, I might just print it- and then you can have it after the exhibition wraps up. If you can't read Dutch but would like to know more, let me know; in that case, I might translate the page when I get the chance.

Antiquarian bookstore in Deventer with the bookstore girl

Bookstore girl 3D print

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Bookstore girl, quick iPhone snapshot, before I took her on her city trip

Zwarte Silo

About a week ago I visited the Havenkwartier. The 'black silo' (zwarte silo) was open to the public so I was able to take a few snapshots inside. It still has a beautiful and industrial atmosphere even though it's quite empty now.

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Today almost everyone working in the 'Havenkwartier' (the harbor area that houses a lot of creative companies, artists etc. in Deventer) opened their doors to the public.


Vandaag was HKLOS- oftewel, (bijna) alles en iedereen in het Havenkwartier had z'n deuren open. Een mix van open ateliers, de achtbaan ervaren middels een 3D-bril, muziek, wijn proeven van La Bottega in de Bella Macchina garage, een Space Cowboys barbecue, DAVO bier, snuffelen in de kringloopwinkel, de Lucy Cube van binnen bekijken, workshops volgen, informatie over zelf bouwen in het Havenkwartier opvragen, de smid aan het werk zien en de smalle trapjes van de Zwarte Silo beklimmen.
Voor de kinderen was er de beste (onbedoelde) zandbak ooit.  

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Drents Museum

When I visited the Drents Museum I was expecting to see the new wing (and take a few pictures of it, of course). Unfortunately they were still working on the new exhibition at the time, so I had to be content with looking at a small part of the new wing and visiting the old part of the museum.

The old wing is definitely very beautiful as well. I'll go back for the new wing later this year.

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A little while ago we went to Assen. We parked near this building (apparently it's called the Abel Tasman toren- toren means tower). I have a soft spot for huge, sober/ minimalistic structures so it immediately caught my attention.

So far I've been able to find out it was built in 1977 and it was the tallest building in Assen for a while, until the Regiopolitie Drenthe building surpassed it apparently. Unfortunately I have no idea who the original architect was. (if anyone does, feel free to leave me a note)

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Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg

A while ago we visited Museum Küppersmühle in Duisburg (Germany). Art works like 'Traum des Künstlers' by Markus Lüpertz and the 'Sternenlager' works by Anselm Kiefer were definitely worth the visit, as was the building itself with the modern architectural addition by Herzog & De Meuron.

The main entrance and the staircase from the outside.

I took a few pictures of the spectacular staircase from the inside as well.

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To be honest, it's not enough to look at the pictures (then again- is it ever?). This is one of those interiors you'll want to experience yourself- you just have to see and feel the material that was used up close and personal.

The area itself, the inland port, is beautiful as well. We'll definitely want to visit there again.

Lucy Cube

On friday january 31st I attended the opening of the 'Lucy Cube', a hotel room placed on top of an old industrial structure in the Havenkwartier (the port area) in Deventer. It will be open for guests soon.
For more info, check Lucy's facebook page. (texts are in Dutch)

Afgelopen vrijdag 31 januari was de officiële opening van de 'Lucy Cube', een hotelkamer naar ontwerp van kunstenaar Rob Sweer en architecten MuldersvandenBerk. De Lucy Cube staat bovenop de vultrechter in het Havenkwartier in Deventer; een geweldige plek voor een bijzondere overnachting met mooi uitzicht.

De Space Cowboys zorgden voor de (broodnodige) warme vuurtjes (het leek wel winter, zo koud), er gingen heel wat broodjes met zuurkool en worst rond en er werd gesproken door o.a. Guido de Vries, voormalig wethouder Marc-Jan Ahne, wethouder Robin Hartog Heys en de eerste hotelkamergast.

Helaas was het pikdonker toen de sneak preview binnenin de Cube plaatsvond maar ik hoop op een nieuwe kans bij daglicht, met camera- binnenkort.

Meer info op Lucy's facebook pagina.

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