Do you know the ancient Indian parable about the blind men and the elephant? Every man touches a certain part of the elephant and assumes to know what it is. The man touching the trunk says: “It’s a snake!” The man touching the ear says: “It is a fan.” So, the tail becomes a rope, […]
In a circular economy, we use natural raw materials again and again until we give them back to nature. And use technical materials over and over again to avoid needing new. The construction world is difficult because the products in which raw materials are processed, mostly are also mixed with each other.
It only took a weekend. In two days’ time the inventory of the C1000 supermarket around the corner had been replaced by a completely new Albert Heijn interior. From a totally filled building to an empty space to a new interior within 48 hours. This provider specialized in the delivery and assembly of these shop […]
I have had a strange dream last night. On the sidewalk I almost ran into to a man who was looking really pleased at a newly refurbished façade. “What exactly do you see?”, I asked him. “A beautiful piece of craftsmanship”, was his answer and he told me how as a provider he had put […]
Do you as an building end-user have no influence? A building can hold little value then. Will you care much about what happens to it later on…? Then you can be put in direct opposition to the investor, although he has hardly any problems with throwing materials away. Currently, as an end-user of a building […]
Picture this! A beach on the Bahamas, a man with a spreadsheet on his lap and a phone to his ear. While the waiter puts down his cocktail the investor closes a deal directly with the supplier-provider about their next building project, as partners. The new supplier-provider This scenario has been expressed frequently, therefore thus […]