Twelve digital etchings completed by Johan Voordouw and Aisha Sawatsky and are currently exhibited at the 6th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR 2014) “Urban by Nature” biennale.  Each etching is a drawn article that articulates an activity, a different month, a specific weather condition, one of the Netherland’s twelve provinces, and a speculative architectural structure. So this project is a current reflection of the country.

February Windkas. Johan Voordouw, Aisha Sawatsky and  Mark Herschede.

February Windkas. Johan Voordouw, Aisha Sawatsky and Mark Herschede.

Nowadays Netherlands is overly proficient in land and water management, but it is still difficult to control the weather especially over the coming decades, so the etchings act as an instructional panel, describing the increasing disparity between historic, normative climate cycles and protruding weather conditions.

July Zonnenkas. Johan Voordouw, Aisha Sawatsky and  Mark Herschede.

July Zonnenkas. Johan Voordouw, Aisha Sawatsky and Mark Herschede.

Aisha Sawatsky and Mark Herschede of Haven Press Studio in Brooklyn completed the etchings using Rhino, Grasshopper, 3D Studio Max, AutoCAD and printed the final etchings using a Takach Etching Press.

 

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