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a mobile nature preserve   BosBus

BosBus Interior Rob 't Hart
BosBus Interior Rob 't Hart
BosBus Interior Rob 't Hart
BosBus Interior Rob 't Hart
JungleBusStop
JungleBusStop
workshop in BosBus
workshop in BosBus
Bosbus gets TÜV
Bosbus gets TÜV
adaption for TÜV
adaption for TÜV
BosBus Interior Rob 't Hart
BosBus Interior Rob 't Hart
view through amoving forest
view through amoving forest
driver's nieuw
driver's nieuw
ordered insects from internet
ordered insects from internet
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bosbus.015.jpg
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feeling at home in BosBus
feeling at home in BosBus
excursion into Dutch nature
excursion into Dutch nature
excursion into Urban nature
excursion into Urban nature
excursion into Dutch nature
excursion into Dutch nature
excursion into Dutch nature
excursion into Dutch nature
Queen Beatrix visiting BosBus
Queen Beatrix visiting BosBus
Queen Beatrix visiting BosBus
Queen Beatrix visiting BosBus
workshop in BosBus
workshop in BosBus
passengers in BosBus
passengers in BosBus
passengers in BosBus
passengers in BosBus
passengers in BosBus
passengers in BosBus
probably the last stop of BosBus
probably the last stop of BosBus
view outside
view outside
JungleBusStop
JungleBusStop
excursion into Dutch nature
excursion into Dutch nature
excursion into Urban nature
excursion into Urban nature
Love BosBus
Love BosBus
excursion making Dutch nature
excursion making Dutch nature

The tropical rain forest took millions of years to develop into the relatively stable system it is today. Its trees, plants, insects and birds evolved to occupy their own specific niches, and they all form part of a finely tuned ecosystem. In the city, this process has had no more than a hundred years to take place.The first pioneers are still struggling daily to win suitable places for themselves in the highly specific urban ecosystem. As the urban fabric sprawls across an ever expanding area,over half the world’s population now lives in cities and travels within this urbanized framework. Many plant and animal species have followed in the wake of human city dwellers. They adapt to the urban environment. Nature, like mankind, has discovered the global village and takes eager advantage of the human infrastructure. Pioneering species travel by train, boat or plane to seek out viable niches in the city. Countless immigrants of this kind are to be found in for example the harbour of Rotterdam.The pigeon, originally a bird nesting in rocky cliffs, now lives among the skyscrapers and feeds on fallen crumbs of potato chips. The heron poise alongside an angler at the water’s edge, awaiting the chance of an easy meal. Annual Meadow-grass and Plantain thrive in the cracks between the paving slabs where they are regularly pounded underfoot. Danish Scurvygrass runs riot on Dutch motorway verges whose salinity, after forty winters of road salting, resembles the coastal soils of Denmark. These plant and animal species are rarely thought of in terms of nature because they to not conform to our romantic image of nature. But that image is a rapidly changing one, and romanticism is finding a place in a ‘global nature’.

Rotterdam Architecture Biennale 2003

2nd versian at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven 2011