Transformations by Tjep.

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From Gutter to Ridge by Tjep.

This sculpture in the Netherlands countryside by Dutch designers Tjep. comprises a series of steel elements that when viewed from a certain point form the outline of a traditional farm building.

From Gutter to Ridge by Tjep.

Called Transformations, the  installation outline obeys the proportions of a typical Dutch farmhouse by having a longer distance between the peak of the roof and gutter than the gutter and ground.

From Gutter to Ridge by Tjep.

The site in the province of Braband is soon to be transformed by a housing development, and the piece aims to emphasise the importance of maintaining the aesthetics of the vernacular architecture.

From Gutter to Ridge by Tjep.

The central element forms an eight-metre picnic table.

From Gutter to Ridge by Tjep.

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Transformation

Transformation is an art installation placed in Veghels Buiten, a town in the province of Braband in The Netherlands. The installation is part of a land art route through the landscape around Veghel displaying twelve different art installations. The art route is meant to focus attention on the landscape that will endure a major transformation in the coming years due to a large scale housing project to be implemented.

From Gutter to Ridge by Tjep.

The master plan of this housing project incorporates a set of esthetic rules in order to respect the farmland character of this environment. One of the key aspects, is that the architecture of the newly built houses, must be reminiscent of the farms that were originally here. We chose to gravitate our installation around the most important typologic rule that defines a dutch farmhouse: the distance ratio from gutter to ridge should always be bigger than the distance from gutter to ground level. Da Vinci's golden ratio for the Dutch countryside, if you will!

From Gutter to Ridge by Tjep.

Transformation is a take on the classical perspective distortion known as anamorphosis. As one approaches the installation one only distinguishes an abstract set of white lines scattered across the field. The key to the installation is revealed when one stands on a round plateau at a certain point, from here the lines form an iconic farm outline, in which the formula is revealed. The formula is explained in text on the plateau.

From Gutter to Ridge by Tjep.

In the middle of the installation the floor of the farm forms an eight meter long picnic table, while other elements form a playful visual game around it. This particular anamorphosis becomes more than just a visual trick, it embeds functionality and facilitates social encounters while drawing attention towards what will happen here in the near future.

From Gutter to Ridge by Tjep.

Walking around the installation the viewer literally experiences the transformation from abstraction to finalization in a similar way the entire landscape will endure a complete redefinition.

From Gutter to Ridge by Tjep.


See also:

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Restaurant Praq
by Tjep.
Fabbrica
by Tjep
Oogst 100 Community
by Tjep.
  • Jeremy

    This is a copy of a project done by the Italian architect Gianni Pettina from super studio. His is way cooler…

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  • Wadi

    Looks like the work from the artist Markus Raetz.

  • http://www.blog.163.com/cgy_tspp Sam.C

    Great,I love this concept.

    I regard it as a showing case about "life".

    Like the whole life picture contains different parts of ourselves,maybe happiness,maybe sadness or else,whatever.If you only focus on these "parts" seperatedly,there is only senceless excistence.I'd rather o best to find the right perspective of seeing a whole "life" picture.

    Couldn't agree more with " Walking around the installation the viewer literally experiences the transformation from abstraction to finalization in a similar way the entire landscape will endure a complete redefinition."

    Keep walking.