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Climate Machine edition 14   urbane StreuObstWiese

Food Revolution 5.0 / KGM Berlin 2018

Die urbane StreuObstWiese ist eine Forschungsinstallation mit Apfelbäume. Die Bäume stehen im Topf und hängen am Tropf, versorgt mit Dünger, Wasser und Licht, damit sie nicht abhängig sind von Wetter oder vom grüne Finger der Urban Gardener.

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Climate Machine edition 13   PLF Plant Liberation Forest

Ja Natuurlijk/GEM Den Haag 2013

Der PLF (Plants Liberation Forest) ist ein Umerziehungslager für Zimmerpflanzen, die in unseren klimatisierten Wohnungen gefoltert werden: es ist zu heiß, zu kalt, zu zugig, zu trocken, zu nass, zu dunkel, zu hell, zu wenig Platz, ... Wir haben die Pflanzen vergessen lassen, dass sie von einem Baum abstammen, von einem gewaltigen Riesen aus dem Regenwald Amazoniens oder aus dem asiatischen Dschungel.

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Climate Machine edition 9   Technical Paradise

Venice Architecture Biennale 2008

This tendency also provides a home for the works of the Dutch artist Ton Matton. He is an artist who consistently provokes discussion on the condition of the city and the role of the architect and artist as one who works with its substance. Matton shows that the border between architecture and art is fluid. The artist designs installations and small designer objects in which he implements the concept of planning ecological cities. Last year, he published a book entitled ‘Surviving the Suburb’, in which he investigates the possibility of a ‘semi-autarkic’ lifestyle in the suburbs.

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a mobile nature preserve   BosBus

Rotterdam Architecture Biennale 2003

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.

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the Climate Machines   Surviving the Suburb

Royal Institute of Britisch Architects RIBA, London 2008

.. in the morning your free range eggs for breakfast, can be accompanied by subtropical Black Beans which will grow very well, due to climate change, in the British weather of tomorrow. To be prepared for this future, you can manipulate the local circumstances of your plants with a Climate Machine in which your Banana tree will fully grow, long before the climate outside comes to change. But be prepared, as after the subtropics comes the desert - so grow cacti too, to provide a very nice cactus-flower-syrup ..

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the Climate Machines  Surviving the Suburb

Design Prijs Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, 2007

Surviving the Suburb deals with the future os our cities. Since the Global Village and the Global Heating are changing our world constantly, how can we build within these uncertainties?

The Climate Machine is an optimistic research-machine. Not the climate change, but how the society reacts is the issue of research and debate. The transformation of our west-world-oriented city-model towards a metropol with a global character. In Surviving the Suburb, this  is made concrete, how can the living in a neat suburb be related with the contemporary global village, were inhabitans from over the world live together/next to each other. People with very differant backgrounds, often originate from the countryside and from the most various climate-zones. These people have experience in specific climate circumstances, it’s just that our urban structures and public space have not.

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Climate Machine edition 7   TuinHuis

Middelheim Museum Luchtbal, Antwerpen 2010

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Type EW58/08

Casla Almere 2014 / Niederlandische Botschaft Berlin 2015

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Climate Machine edition 1   Edible City

NAi Maastricht 2007

Die urbane StreuObstWiese ist eine Forschungsinstallation mit Apfelbäume. Die Bäume stehen im Topf und hängen am Tropf, versorgt mit Dünger, Wasser und Licht, damit sie nicht abhängig sind von Wetter oder vom grüne Finger der Urban Gardener.

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2nd versian at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven 2011

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Suburban Ark

Raumlabor (Matthias Rick)/ Theatre Freiburg, 2008

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   the Climate Maschines

Aedes Gallery Berlin 2007

SUBURBAN ARK is een drijvend eiland, een ponton waar niet alleen de woning, maar ook de tuin op aangelegd is. Productie van voedsel wordt hierdoor mogelijk, maar ook bijvoorbeeld de drink- en afvalwater kringloop, de energieproductie, een kippenhok, een geit, een ‘viswak’ en een appelboom. Mobiele telefoon, computer en verlichting functioneren prima op een 12 Volts stroomnet gevoed met alternatieve energie van wind, zon, water, etc. De woning kan daardoor een grotere afstand van het vaste land  hebben, is er ook niet fysiek mee verbonden. Bereikbaar is de woning per boot of over het ijs en daarmee soms dus ook onbereikbaar. Voor nood en calamiteiten is er de helikopter, en anders de voorraadkamer.  In deze voorraadkamer is als een moderne variant van Noach’s ark natuurlijk alles in tweevoud aan boord, om in geval van nood te overleven; 2 koffieapparaten, 2 wasmachines, 2 magnetrons, maar ook 2 bussen koffie, 2 zakken suiker, 2 dozen beschuit, 2 pakken waspoeder, 2 kisten boter, etc.

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the Climate Machines special edition    Orbit im Wuste

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Climate Maschines

to be prepared for climate change

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Rotterdam Architecture Biennale 2005

edition 12

Marzipan Paradise

St.Petri Lübeck `11

edition 11

Tropical Paradise

Aedes Berlin `10

edition 8

Tomato Lamp

Afrikaandermarkt Rotterdam ´09 / STROOM Den Haag ´09 / eWerk Schwerin ´09

edition 7

Banana Lamp

RIBA Londen ´08

edition 5

Indoor Cornfield

Rotterdam ´05 / Maastricht ´07 / Antwerpen ´09

edition 5´

Corn & Black Beans

Rotterdam ´08 / RIBA Londen ´08

edition 4

Indulgance Trees

Freiburg ´07 / Rotterdam ´08 / Schwerin `09

edition 3

Birchtree / Bananatree / Cactus

Rotterdam Boymans ,07 / Aedes Berlin `08 ,IBA Hamburg `08 / RIBA London `08 / Hygienemuseum Dresden `09 / Werkstatt Wendorf `11

edition 2

Sawa & Monsoon

Rotterdam `10

edition 1

Marzipan Sahel-Sand, Aloe-Vera & Föhn-Wind

Rotterdam ´05 / Maastricht ´07 / Antwerpen ´09