Unveil: revealing the hidden treasure of inner gardens of the Dapperbuurt
2007 / Design Academy Eindhoven
Under the direction of : Gijs Bakker (Droog), Ronald Rietveld and Barbara Visser
Commissioner: Ymere Amsterdam (local housing corporation)
Publication: Source 02-Disclosing Dapperbuurt, Episode Publishers, Netherlands, p.20-29
With M.Evangeliou, K.Isarankura Na Ayudhya , and M.Dijkhisen
Unveil was executed as a part of "Disclosing Dapperbuurt", a research and design project of the IM master department at the Design Academy Eindhoven in collaboration with the local housing corporation Ymere Amsterdam. The main objective of the commission for Ymere was to transform the Dapperbuurt area so it appealed to a more middle-class aesthetic. Investigations in the Dapperbuurt area revealed the numerous abandoned inner gardens, squared into building blocks, hidden from the street. Unveil aims at releasing those hidden places, in term of access, light and people flow, for everyone to benefit from those natural entities. By revealing those spaces and proposing new displays in each one, we proposed new points of view, the sensation of openfield, places for social interactions.