Vitra in the picture

Last year, some of my pictures of the Vitra campus were featured in the vitra special of Magazine B, a brand documentary magazine from Korea.

B Magazine - Vitra Campus

The featured picture is of VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron. One of my pictures of Zaha Hadid’s Fire Station was also published:

Fire Station | Vitra Campus - Weil am Rhein | Zaha Hadid

The last picture that was presented was Frank Gehry’s Vitra’s Design Museum:

Vitra Design Museum | Campus Vitra - Weil am Rhein | Frank Gehry

This video gives a short presentation of B magazine and the Vitra campus:


More pictures on the Vitra Campus on my Flickr page.

New Delhi by @DOverview

New Delhi
New Delhi serves as the capital of India and is home to more than 21 million residents in its metro area. Officially inaugurated in February 1931, the city was planned by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. Their design centered around two promenades – the Rajpath and Janpath – that run perpendicular to each other and intersect here at center. For a sense of scale, this Overview shows approximately four square miles.
A picture by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on October 16th 2015 at 11:52 PDT

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A little bit of Japan in Belgium

As a result of the twinning of Hasselt and Itami (Hyogo perfecture in Japan) the city of Hasselt is the proud owner of the greatest Japanese garden in Europe. This weekend the garden hosted a Manga and Cosplay convention that added a bit of extra flair.

The garden is a place for contemplation and meditation. Japanese workers constructed the garden and I really felt their Japanese spirit.

The entrance tickets are lovely designed highlighting the most beautiful spots:

Japanese Garden | Hasselt | Belgium

The cosplay and manga convention was just the perfect extra for a first visit:

The twinning of Hasselt and Itami also resulted in the Flanders Nippon Golf & Business Club, a site I’m absolutely going to explore in the future.

Japanse tuin
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Street Address
Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium

Up in the hills of Wuppertal

Last week I visited Wuppertal, looking for traces of Pina, the motion picture by Wim Wenders. One of the highlights of my trip was a visit to Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden. Not only because of the beautiful scenery, but also because of the lucky encounter with one of my favorite contemporary artists: Jan Fabre.

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My 2013 resolutions part 3 – New York & Pennsylvania

Every once in a few years I get the urge to visit New York City. I cannot explain it rationally but the City feels like a second home town to me. This fall I will cross the Atlantic, this time with a cruise ship. Yay! With New York as a starting point I will be visiting one of the most iconic places of the United States: Fallingwater!

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Pina Waldfrieden

Architecture in motion

Remember Pina, the motion picture by Wim Wenders?

It was one of those movies that made a life changing impression on me.

Not only because of the poetic choreography by Pina Bausch.

Not only because of the tantalizing soundtrack with music by Jun Miyake.

But also because of the architectural gems you can discover throughout the movie. One of these being the space with the gigantic windows somewhere in a park (picture above).

Thanks to a friend of mine I discovered where this “space” is located: Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden in Wuppertal (Germany).

The park is the property of Tony Cragg, a British sculpturer. When visiting the park you are surely able to discover his work. But also this rather strange building, Villa Waldfrieden.

It is a building with a very organic feel about it, designed by Franz Krause. Krause was not only an architect, but also an interior designer and painter (source). The building offers stunning views through again… gigantic windows:


Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden
Hirschstrasse 12
Wuppertal (Germany)