Recently, I finished working on a project in the Mediapark in Hilversum.
The interior of the entrance building for BNN/Vara, NTR and VPRO was being renewed. Interior designers Workshop of Wonders asked me to make a floor design in the restaurant.
As in many cases, I start with photographing everything that triggers me in the nearby environment. Here are some of them, to give an idea of my way of looking at things.
My first visit missed out on something. The pictures were too generic: I could have made most of them anywhere. This time I focused more on what made this location unique. There were lots of diagonal structures and grids. Sometimes they seemed to entertwine, and sometimes they gave friction. Also, a straight horizon was nowhere to be seen, giving a uneasiness that was characteristic. These pictures might not be as interesting photographs as the ones from the first session, but for the purpose of research more focused and useful.
The final design was based on the perspectives and sightlines of the surroundings. Also, traces of the beercan (because of the shimmering, the star, but also: people sitting in front of the television with a beer) were incorporated.
The top image is the final design.