Prins Hendrikkade 159-161, 1011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands
This summer, the ARCAM SWEETS exhibition about Amsterdam bridgekeeper houses. By automating the bridges control the cottages come soon vacant. What future do they have? Demolition, conversion or decay? Architectural space and matter, the cultural and historical value of these unique buildings investigated - in relation to a new position. The reason for this study is the transformation of the bridge keeper cottages to a network of hotel suites. Exhibition, publication, workshop The exhibition offers the opportunity to see at a glance. Amsterdam bridgekeeper houses As many as 27 houses are especially for this exhibition scale (1:50) copied by Studio KU +. Famous Dutch architects H. P. Berlage, Aldo van Eyck and Piet Kramer are among the designers of the cottages and the collection therefore provides an overview of architectural styles, from Amsterdam School to Post-Modernism. Moreover, the history of the bridge system and the bridge operator house - and the role of politics and urban expansion on its design, the role of bridge operators and the cultural-historical value represented with infographics, photographs and archival material. A beautiful publication, following the study of space and matter, contains a series of stories and descriptions (ENG / ENG) and color illustrations of the bridge keeper cottages. The publication serves as a guide in the exhibition and as a guide to explore. Stand in the houses in their own context The lower floor of the ARCAM building is furnished as a studio where visitors and professionals are challenged to think about the potential of small vacant properties. In the studio, in addition to lectures and debates, workshops with students and primary school pupils place. The results are presented on the spot. Cycle routes, sailing excursion Although the bridge operator house in conspicuous places are, passing Amsterdammers these architectural gems daily but often unnoticed. Therefore, they invited the cottages up close - and sometimes even within - view on the basis of cycling and sailing excursion.