The Recycloop by 2012Architecten

Sometimes, architects can use in their projects surprising materials. Examples are the designers of the Rotterdam office 2012Architecten, who designed a pavilion … from kitchen sinks.

Every architect is part artist, part craftsman. Sometimes, however, some designers are overridden by this artistic side of the soul, which resulted in fancy places, using unusual materials. This group certainly includes architects from Rotterdam studio 2012Architecten who draft the Recycloop gave vent to his creative imagination.

The Recycloop is the name of the portable skybox, whose facade of an unused kitchen sinks. The object was first presented at the XXII edition of the festival Art Festival a / d Werf in Utrecht. His next incarnation could be seen then in Vlaardingen, a typical roof, blue seat organization Het Blauwe Huis in Amsterdam. Everywhere was used as a space for cultural events, and for storing rainwater.


The Recycloop is not merely manifest postindustrial oriented architects. It is also one of the better examples of the use of architectural materials, which only seemed to construction have nothing in common, and which, thanks to the artistic side of the soul of architecture, can transform a surprising projects.

About Paulina

I am a polish cellist, graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Rotterdam. Last year I lived in Madrid, now I´m back in the Netherlands. Besides music I enjoy architecture, interior design and many other pleasent things of day by day life.


  • 14-10-2009 | Permalink |

    nice idea!

  • 14-04-2011 | Permalink |

    Wow, what an interesting strcuture. It certain is juxtaposed against the old town using a rather medieval influence. Sort of Moorish I think. It stands out proud and beautiful in the night sky too. Great photos.

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