The Book Is Out Now!

“Events: Situating the Temporary”

by Herman Verkerk/EventArchitectuur

Architecture and design interventions, cutting-edge interior and exhibition design

“Events: Situating the Temporary” is dedicated to the temporary in architecture, to its qualities, possibilities and effects, and to the place it occupies in contemporary history.
The book draws a connection between the development of the Amsterdam-based design office EventArchitectuur’s body of work over twenty-five years of practice, and the transforming understanding of a time based architecture. Through conversation between Herman Verkerk and his team with former collaborators and other makers, curators, and theorists, including Bernard Tschumi, Beatriz Colomina, Dirk van den Heuvel, Rianne Makkink, Andreas Angelidakis, Ellen Blumenstein and many others, “Events: Situating the Temporary” defines the contours of temporary architecture as a hybrid field of cultural production reflecting the spirit of the times and associated with different disciplines, including art, design, literature and performance.
The publication, designed by graphic design studio Experimental Jetset, with visual essays by Johannes Schwartz and Alexander van Slobbe, proposes the temporary as the place where contemporary architecture is linked to creative and form-finding new realities (proposals, utopias, dystopias, and fantasies), and to the quest for alternative futures.

The book is for sale at bookshops around the world specialized in art, design and architecture.

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Festive Opening of Water & Mountain Idyll

photography by Jeroen Bosch

Idylls is an ongoing landscape project by EventArchitectuur. Landscape and landscape design are defined as a meaningful expression of our relation with nature. Each idyll expresses this by making spaces for contemplation in it’s own way in the transforming agricultural area of Lingezegen Park.

The Mountain Idyll is realized in collaboration with landscape architects Berdie Olthof and Nanne Bouma. The Water Idyll is realized in collaboration with landscape architects Jeroen Bosch and Tim de Weerd.

Water Idyll impressions

photography by Jeroen Bosch

Water Idyll tyre traces

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Water Idyll in Park Lingezegen

Water Idyll update

EVENTS: situating the temporary

EVENTS: situating the temporary

by/ Herman Verkerk – EventArchitectuur
design/ Experimental Jetset

will be published this autumn (2016) by Birkhäuser Verlag.

contributions by:

Andreas Angelidakis, Claudia Banz, Ellen Blumenstein, Beatriz Colomina, Raphael Coutin, Robyn Dalziel, Bonnie Dumanow, Tal Erez, Bart Guldemond, Dutton R.Hauhart, Klaske Havik, Dirk van den Heuvel, Anne Hoogewoning, Koen Kleijn, Paul Kuipers, Gabriel A.Maher, Rianne Makkink, Ernie Mellegers, Joana Meroz, Edzard Mik, Landstra & de Vries, Lucas Muñoz, Véronique Patteeuw, Johannes Schwartz, Jorinde Seijdel, Tamar Shafrir, Alexander van Slobbe, Reneé Steenbergen, Eva Stricker, Dirk Sijmons, Philipp Teufel, Bernard Tschumi, a.o.

DIY Design Broehan Museum Berlin

Boxorama is part of the large collection of do it yourself design furniture presented at the Broehan Museum in Berlin. The show is running from 30th of September 2016 through 29th of January 2017.

Mountain Idyll update

date/ Summer 2016
photography/ Berdie Olthof
design/ EventArchitectuur x Feddes Olthof landscape architects

BVB 2015

client/ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam & Stichting Best Verzorgde Boeken
curator/ Carolien Glazenburg
date/ Augustus 26 – October 30 2016
location/ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL
design/ Herman Verkerk & Paul Kuipers
production/ Landstra & de Vries, Marc Jooren
photography/ Gert-Jan van Rooij