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Building Stories

Recently I got the latest Chris Ware, and it is safe to say that this is (yet again) his greatest masterpiece. More than just a book; you can create your own stories. No one can explain it better what joy it is to receive such brilliance than…

Haarlem

The Flower City has recently been adopted as my new home town.
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The Amazing Whale Jaw

Took the bus between Haarlem and Schiphol, and passed along Hoofddorp, where there is this remarkable busstop called "The Amazing Whale Jaw" made by NIO architects (from Rotterdam). The building is completely made of polystyrene foam and polyester…

Vijfhuizen

Cycling across the Polder landscape between Haarlem & Schiphol airport; came across the bizarre town of Vijfhuizen with some modern architecture. In particular the neighbourhood of Stellinghof. Took some pictures and continued cycling. &n…
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MVRDV Comics Museum Hangzhou

Dutch architects MVRDV have just won the competition for the Comic and Animation Museum CCAM in the Eastern Chinese metropolis of Hangzhou.   For their design the planners were inspired by modern comic strip aesthetics and created a self-explanatory…
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Joost Swarte

Comics artist, illustrator, graphic designer, architect, Haarlemmer. He has done several covers of the New Yorker ...and of the famous RAW magazine Film & theatre building he designed www.joostswarte.com |…
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Louwman Car Museum

Last year I visited the Louwman Museum. Even if you don't particularly like cars, this is incredible. The huge collection of the most beautiful cars in the world are housed in this amazing building, situated between The Hague and Wassenaar. Well…