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The Porsche 992 Targa 4 GTS on a dirt road in a forest in autumn

Porsche Photography for Beginners, part 2

A year and a half ago I was asked by Robin Groenendijk of 64 Porsche Lifestyleblog to take pictures for an article about the Porsche Macan Turbo. This resulted in a fascinating sidetrip into automotive photography, somewhat outside both the core business and the comfort zone of 3Develop. A few weeks ago Robin asked me again, this time to make photos for a driving test with the 992 Targa 4 GTS. Even more than the Macan, this is a real Porsche as you imagine it. Including a super-low entry that requires acrobatics to get in at all. Autumn colours Last… Read More

View of Meerrijk shopping centre, Eindhoven, The Netherlands as seen from the adjacent park which is partly still under construction

Meerrijk Revisited – Part 2

(see also Meerrijk revisited – part 1 ) So… was I pleased or disappointed? Well, for starters, the project has not been completed yet. Of the five blocks, three have been built and a fourth one is under construction. Two towers were killed in the course of the planning process. And the connection with the adjacent park is not there yet. Yet seen from the park, the Ayers Rock reference is becoming quite obvious: Red brick This is, of course, largely due to the red brick that has been used consistently. Too bad the street signs had to be blue:… Read More

infographic of the design for Meerrijk, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, showing the stacked layers of buildings, vegetation, public space, stairs and elevators, construction and parking

Meerrijk Revisited – Part 1

It feels like a tour along old VHP projects. After Deventer Room for the River and Flushing’s Scheldt Quarter I went to take a look at Meerrijk. In 2001 we won the competition for the design of the center of this Eindhoven suburb. This image showed the concept: Design development In the years that foloowed I frequently worked on the development of, among other things, the public space, the parking garage and one of the five building blocks: Exploded view I also made this exploded view, showing the relations between buildings, public space and parking garage. And yet, in all… Read More