De Batavier (De Boekenkast), façade design, ceramic and brick, ±250 ceramic books, total size 750 x 250 cm, Lootsstraat, Amsterdam, 2006




De Batavier (De Boekenkast), façade design, ceramic and brick, ±250 ceramic books, total size 750 x 250 cm, Lootsstraat, Amsterdam, 2006




De Batavier (De Boekenkast), façade design, ceramic and brick, ±250 ceramic books, total size 750 x 250 cm, Lootsstraat, Amsterdam, 2006

De Batavier is a façade design commissioned by the housing organization De Alliantie and HVDN Architects from Amsterdam.

The building is situated in Lootsstraat, in a neighbourhood where streets are named after Dutch poets and writers from the 18th and 19th century (e.g. C. Loots, J.van Lennep, J.P. Heije, J. Kinker, A.C.W. Staring).

The work is a “library” consisting of 250 unique ceramic books.
Each book carries the title of a poem from one of the above mentioned poets or a drawing from the famous 18th century type book by Johan Enschede.

This project is realised through close collaboration with the ceramist P.Kemink (Koloriet, Amsterdam) and graphic designers Melle Hammer and Susanne Laws.