januari 2019

BiUM is a small architectural concept bureau by Peter Verburgt and Tim Vermeend. We work from a remote food garden of an estate in the center of the Netherlands. BiUM is concerned with the question of how designed space can best contribute to a fruitful human future. This is about more than mere figures, technology and functionality. Designing well means being able to inspire material and realize what intelligent simplicity means. That is the way to create space that is loved and therefore successful. BiUM  is personally linked to the Delft Urban Climate Architects office.

Ongoing

Urban Campus Area Belgium,  Circular Apartments, NACH – New Amsterdam Court House PPS, Local Landscapes , Micro Housing, Cultural Building in the East, Park Dwellings.

Completed s.a.

Pavilion De Dame Groningen (i.c.w. UC Architects), Uptown Groningen (i.c.w. UC Architects), Carnival Training Centre Almere (i.c.w. PdR Architecten, ZUS, Van Rossum, Dura Vermeer), Vechtdal (i.c.w. UrbanXchange), The Tube Warschau (i.c.w. University Warsaw), Green Park Aalsmeer (i.c.w. Total Identity, H+N+S, Twynstra Gudde), Buildings Move (i.c.w. PdR, Fakton, Arup), Brettenzone Amsterdam, Diemerpark Amsterdam (i.c.w. Total Identity), Eemcentrum Amersfoort (i.c.w, Boer en Croon)

A new city

They envisioned a new city that did not develop from the centre. This city had to arise differently; from the outside to the inside. First an outer ring is designed and realized; it takes two hours to walk around. This as the eventual size of the city as regards its surroundings And then a smaller ring emerges, directed more towards the centre. In the middle an empty space, a vacuum, that fills itself from the outside to the inside. (meer…)

The world above

The inhabitants of the city K. felt the earth shaking for several years now. And everybody knew that the stronger tremblings would eventually approach the city. The first cracks were, indeed, appearing here and there. That is why the people were very cautious and during day- and nighttime they involuntarily watched what was happening beneath them. The inhabitants of the city K. almost never looked up. And so they didn’t notice that between themselves and the world above very lightly constructed buildings were forming that floated above the existing buildings. As if the city K. was trying to disengage itself from the unreliable earth and had far more confidence in the laws of thin air.