Funen, Amsterdam, is located west of Amsterdam’s city centre. Comprised of sixteen newly built apartment blocks and one, continuous courtyard, LANDLAB (landscape architects) and van Dongen-Koschuch (urban design) created a design contrasting the traditional street layout of many Dutch residential neighbourhoods. What do you think of the landscaping? Looks like there is a lot of open space, especially in comparison to the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Miguel Angel García defined his series IN-DEPENDENCIAS (2008-2012) as an analysis of the desired feeling of independence, privacy and personal identity by the citizens of the European Union. Comparing the outer shell of the residences to the skin in our bodies, and in that outer shell highlighting where the dependencies of its inhabitants are evident: water, light, heat, power, communications, etc.