Dirk Hoogeveen

artist, architect, 
I like to build things outside or in the city
(sculptures which relate to their surroundings)
Kunsthal KAdE
Amersfoort, NL
De Slangenmuur (2022)
De Slangenmuur is a maze of bricks, a play of bonds and patterns. Inspired by the historic ‘slangenmuur’. A free standing masonry wall because of its weaving geometry. The geometry invites the spectator to enter and wander, as goal play closer attention to the various bonds. A delicate world which often goes unseen by the non-architects in our ‘everyday’ built environment. 

Just as children built castles on the beach, they use a the ordinary material to find form and to construct a world. Here, a group of architects did the same, using the ordinary material of brick, in search form and pattern to construct and expose the world of brick.

Groupwork (5000+ bricks) together with Koen Mulder, Rufus van den Ban, Nathan Chan en Sacha Oberski.