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florentijn hofman: little factory in the netherlands
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dec 17, 2012
florentijn hofman: little factory in the netherlands


‘little factory’ by florentijn hofman, drachten, the netherlands
image © jeroen musch

 

 

renowned dutch artist florentijn hofman took the pictogram of industry and exploded it into a full-scale inhabitable structure in azeven noord,
a developing industrial zone of the netherlands as a criticism on the architecture of business parks and their use of the site. the metal frame building,
wrapped in black corrugated steel roof sheets, represents a landmark next to the highway and can be used as an artist’s studio. the interior contains a wooden
loft and stone pavers that make up the floor, with retractable rolling shutters over the three large windows that illuminate the 5 x 12 x 14-meter construct.

 

 


little factory presentation
video © rick messemaker

 

 

little factory by florentijn hofman
road-side presence
image © jeroen musch

 

 

little factory by florentijn hofman
chimney stacks separated from the structure accentuating a scaled icon
image © jeroen musch

 

 

little factory by florentijn hofman
(left) grass front area
(right) water feature on the back side
image © jeroen musch

 

 

little factory by florentijn hofman
entirely corrugated metal skin gives an industrial look
image © jeroen musch

 

 

little factory by florentijn hofman
three metal window shades cover the openings
image © jeroen musch

 

 

little factory by florentijn hofman
interior
image © jeroen musch

 

 

little factory by florentijn hofman
metal structure interior
image © rick messemaker

 

 

little factory by florentijn hofman
brick paved flooring
image © rick messemaker

 

 

little factory by florentijn hofman
second-storey wooden loft
image © rick messemaker

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