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Updates and inspiration// What connects us to our surrounding and how do these connections give value to a place.

A house of religion in Iraq made from reed.

Living on floating islands of reet. Constantly adding layers, harvested from the surroundings. A dependance on the health of the surrounding ecosystem.

Sound isolating domes made of reed near highway. (waiting for trees to grow and take over this function).

AmperDesign// Visiting the youngest part of the Netherlands 'de markerwadden'. A constructed island as a haven for ecology to catch a breath in the monoculture of the waters and coasts surrounding it.

Even though it only exists for a couple of years, the island is full of life. Pioneering species of plants, birds and life under water.

Beehive making. Skep style. How big can i scale this up?

water windmill, a creature in its biotope.

Updates and inspiration// Research on soil as the base of our subsistence.

AmperDesign// On the left a walking windmill building a donut shaped hill, below that a donut shaped sludge structure from reed and willow to build up a layer every sludge season to grow a hill and basin for drought, or high water. On the right a concept for a machine twining a reed 'snake'.

Peat cutter in the province of Drenthe.

Manmade hills in the landscape. A landscape typology as a result of the coexistence with recurring flooding.

Reed building blocks at 10:40 in video.

AmperDesign// Open defecation with a view and other ideas.

AmperDesign// visiting Kooijman bv, roofing with reed. Checking on the big pile of rest material not suitable for roofing, but perfect for fiber experiments.

AmperDesign// First test construction for ripening sludge with natural fibers.

Amazing root structures from open source:

Updates and inspiration// Human intervention in a damaged ecosystem. Research revolving community driven landscape restoration.
Website of research foundation:

When Faith Moves Mountains - by Francis Alys.

AmperDesign// Low-tech production unit development in our workshop in Zaandam.

AmperDesign// preparing the testing fields in Karamoja Uganda for the anti-erosion mat from Ecokick Foundation.

Hedging, the craft of making and maintaining a hedge out of existing old vegetation. A hedge can grow many years old this way. Hedges are an important place to offer shadow, nesting place and facilitate biodiversity in an agricultural landscape.