Posts tagged as 'landscape architecture'

'Reef benches' by Remy & Veenhuizen

'Reef benches' by Remy & Veenhuizen

At the beginning of this year the Dutch designers Remy & Veenhuizen presented an impressive seating landscape for a high school in Zoetermeer, Netherlands.

The stylized dunes are placed on the gray tiled roof top and form a contrast to the rather confined atmosphere of the building.

“We wanted to give the students their own escape area”.

'Reef benches' by Remy & Veenhuizen

'Reef benches' by Remy & Veenhuizen

Contrary to all expectations the wooden structure isn´t computer generated but a result of experiments with spatial models.

By stacking their materials in a certain way the designers discovered a method that allowed the slats to move slowly while the construction as a whole still remains solid. Thus, the wooden skeletons look like organic, almost living elements, offering a warm contrast to the school building.

'Reef benches' by Remy & Veenhuizen

'Reef benches' by Remy & Veenhuizen

to the Remy & Veenhuizen website