One man’s trash is another man’s… house? A couple of Dutch designers are transforming neighbourhood waste into very cool social spaces.
Independent spatial designer Rikkert Paauw and graphic and editorial designer Jet van Zwieten formedFoundation projects in 2010 ‘to improve social cohesion’.
To do this they put skips in urban locations then fill them with building waste and discarded furniture gathered from surrounding streets. Local residents are welcome to pitch in too; the guys make it easyfor them by riding around on carrier bikes to collect unwanted material.
The rubbish-filled skip then forms a base for a patch-waste structure, turning sinks, furniture and other junk into a house, bar or coffee shop. Once completed, locals are invited into the space to grab a coffee and listen to local musicians while sitting on ‘re-curb-ished’ furniture.
For a fresh approach to the nude photograph, John Crawford - one of New Zealand’s best known photographers - took to the skys, shooting his subject from over 600 feet away. After the ground has been surveyed from above and the perfect position has been found, Crawford drops the model off from the helicopter and flies back up to capture the aesthetically pleasing image, all while people on the ground are entirely oblivious to what’s going on.