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, […]
To achieve a circular economy and increased users ownership next to property owners of the finished product, the construction process will have to be drastically revised. Here’s how it will take shape, and how the role of the various parties will therefore change.
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 In two days’ time the inventory of the C1000 supermarket around the corner had been replaced by a completely new Albert Heijn interior.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 […]
Cracks in the walls and subsiding façades because of earthquakes. When you live in Groningen, then this is your daily reality. A reality with big question marks and consequences, because can you still live safely in your home? No you can’t, not without taking action! Government and builders are busy discussing how to tackle these […]
How do you act when in a situation you don’t like or that is not good for you? Do you walk away and let everything collapse behind you? Do you let things be as they are and just cope? Or do you use your imagination to escape the situation and create new rules and conditions? Your choice now […]