studio frank havermans’ homage latches onto namesake viaduct of george stephenson

studio frank havermans’ homage latches onto namesake viaduct of george stephenson

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this sharp ‘light beacon,’ KAPKAR / LB2-SV is studio frank havermans‘ latest constructive achievement for the municipality of leeuwarden, in the netherlands. it grasps parasitically onto the viaduct named after english engineer, george stephenson (1781 -1848). stephenson invented the first usable steam locomotive and the first, safe-to-use mining lamp. 

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the three elements that informed this design were: the mine lamp, the desire for a constructive challenge, and the space found between the deck of the viaduct and the road, below. from these findings, came a new beacon of light. ‘to make the location more challengeing,’ frank havermans says, I designed a new sheet pile branch. this disk disconnects from the viaduct but is connected to it. the light beacon clamps itself on top of this disk, a bird on a shoulder, and leans four meters lower against it. this is the centre of gravity in the construction.’

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zach andrews I designboom

jan 24, 2019

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