REFUNC designs and builds
REFUNC is logical not ecological
Invited by Eric Troussico, the curator for Evento 2011, we designed and build a mobile unit consisting of two old Peugot pickups and two trailers. The mission was to create a mobile cinema/radio/workshop/theatre station. The main problem was to build the units in such a way that the construction was considered as a load and not as a structural part of the car, meaning we could take it of with 6 bolts…
project by Jan Korbes, Denis Oudendijk, Boris Duijneveld and impossible without the team of Frédéric Latherrade from Buy.Self
For Retriever a Media Database Company, we designed and build a new kantine/office space. The problem was the small size of the room so we decided to make it even smaller, by making a space in a space we made the office feel bigger.
Materials used are leftovers from the mould of an art piece , plastic parts from a manufacturer of fishing boat interiors, perspex leftovers from a plastic company that went bankrupt, a glass plate and some lighting fixtures.
project by: Jan Korbes, Damian van der Velden and Job Salzher
Invited by mDIL to give a lecture and workshop for a mix of student from different backgrounds, all focused to create a mobile space from local trash..
project by Jan Körbes and Denis Oudendijk, impossible without Valerie, Natalya and Adam
Rotterdam, Netherlands 2013-05-10
Interior of garbage advice company as explanatory playground for materials and resources
project by Denis Oudendijk, Jan Körbes, Damian van der Velden, Bart Groeneweten and many others
photography by Christian van der Kooy and Jan Körbes
Project for HORTUS VU
Invited by ZONE2SOURCE to do a project in the Amstelpark (the former Floriade exhibition grounds) to make an installation related to the history and the context of the location, we decided to re-use all our pixel pallets, our stylish billboards for the Amsterdam Museum N8 and create a pixel palace, architecture made from light…and trash, anyway a functional space for discussions and lectures concerning the situation of the Hortus in time, from 5th of january till 23 of february in Amstelpark Amsterdam
project by : Denis Oudendijk with Damian van der Velden and the lovely volunteers of the Hortus and Zone2 Source, special thanks to Alice Smits and Maarten van Bodengraven
The Hague, 2013-11-09
Mini festival workshop Masterclass try-out for houseinaday.org
Multiple teams will work 12 hours and build a mobile house from scrap
George Koeze, Damian van der Velden, Toon Kennedij, Kay Klop, Bart Groenewegen, Frank Niessen, Andries Micke, Denis Oudendijk and Katharina Coufalova.
location Maakhaven, 1ste lLulofsdwarsstraat 60, The Hague
produced by : Denis Oudendijk, Damian van der Velden and Bart Groenewegen
For Urban Campsite Amsterdam we were asked to create a mobile sleepingplace or something else.. by chance we had a leftover skigondola which we used as polish wodka and coffee bar during the opening.
Seeing how kids liked to play in the unit we decided to just adapt the doors and leave it as is… to play!
project by denis oudendijk and bart groenewegen
TERSCHELLING , 2013-09-26
For OEROL 2013 , sense of place, we designed, built and managed 4 projects, which consists of 3 landmarks and a mobile waste lab with workshops and demo’s, all made from locally available materials.
To create an overall character we deciced to use used buoys all over the island and create one language in recognition of the festival.
- a portable dunescape from pallets, with building system for future use for the festival
- a super landmark from used buoys, a clear cut line 650 m long to mark the ‘green beach’
- a wrapped buoy and a car.. connecting the maritime industrial with the rural vocabulair
- a guiding flow of buoys towards the entrance of the main festival ground
- a superpixel light installation from used pallets and agricultural plastic
- to link everything together we used sand graffiti to give a sense of place
- a salvaged container, combined with a used beach pavilion, turned into a ‘wastelab’
project team Denis Oudendijk, Bart Groenwegen, Damian van der Velden, Jan Korbes, Boris Duijneveld, Thijs Masthoff, Isis Hoos, Peer Pheifer and Sonja Volmer.
special thanks to oerol and boomhuttenfest for their support
The Hague, 2013-09-26 For Optrek – Binckhorst we designed a mobile unit which incorporates the waste flows in the area and turns these into a showcase. A mobile unit which can be taken apart and function as a placemaker, autonomous and highly visible..
Jan Korbes made a house from an old grain silo, see also Silo City Berlin
A Mobile Unit to investigate transformation in Urbanity…and introduce the refunc way of thinking to Berlin..for now the silo is at the zku the Centre for Art and Urbanistics
The ZKU concept and practice were initiated by the artist collective and non-profit organization KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.
project by Jan Korbes and many others
made possible by Stroom Den Haag
st Petersburg, Russia, 2013-07-14
For ‘Orange Days’ festival in st Petersburg Refunc was asked to activate the public space at ‘New Holland’, commisioned by curator Alesssandra Pradin
We chose to work with readily available materials such as pallets and cartyres. On site the plans changed every day until we got a grip on the site, hence the name ‘General Dynamics’. We discovered a new way to stack pallets and turned a dead empty corner into a dynamic space.
project by Jan Körbes and Denis Oudendijk, special thanks to Andre and Sacha
REFUNC i.s.m. Arno Scheper
‘Panopea Generosa’ – een architectonische belevings sculptuur
In Enschede bouwt collectief Refunc i.s.m. audiovisueel kunstenaar Arno Scheper een zinnenprikkelende belevings sculptuur, waarin de bezoeker zich kan overgeven aan een erogene totaalervaring gebaseerd op de eigen fantasie.
De samenwerking tussen Denis Oudendijk van Refunc en Arno Scheper is speciaal opgezet voor Gogbot, waar Oudendijk als architect met industriële en harde materialen werkt, is juist Scheper verantwoordelijk voor de “software” en de publieke ervaring in de weke delen. Dit alles versterkt met een live soundtrack van Renzo de Man.
Uit dit een uniek samenspel, zal de ‘ Panopea Generosa’ ontluiken. De zwarte pulserende en kloppende blob, in de volksmond ook wel zeepiemel genoemd, is zowel in- alsook uitgang van en naar de harde transit bar gevuld met vuige fantasieen .
project by Denis Oudendijk , Arno Scheper, Renzo de Man and Frank Niessen impossible without Jeroen, Marjoor Lijntje, Mara and Gogbot.
Part of the fase 2 interior for Milgro are these 4 office cubes Our client requested that they were made from ibc- containers, these were our leftovers from Manifesta 9 combined with wood from the ‘ Bijenkorf’.
As usual for Refunc we needed a hard deadline, which means onsite designing whilst building and testing all at once.
Changing tables, putting up curtains, finishing lights and creating more functional space for meetings and logistics…
team: damian, toon, george, frank, marieke, denis
The Hague, 2013-09-02
Interior for dakota theatre, made from old laboratorium tables which were saved from demolition in the same building where the office is located.
made by Jan Korbes, Denis Oudendijk and Toon Kennedy
Krasnoyarsk, Siberia 2013-08-12
Refunc was invited by Recycle City Group of Krasnoyarsk/Moscow to investigate and play with public space.
We activated the spaces around the local youth centre with local materials and involvement of local talent.
Palanga, Lithuania 2013-05-20
For the Lithuanian coastal town Refunc developed a conecpt how to integrate old toilet parts into public street furniture
The Hague, 2013-03-14
REFUNC designed and turned a silo into an bridge house with double ending bridge, which takes you over the fence and onto the dune towards the ‘Kuchen der Armen ‘ by Sjim Hendrix
The floor is made from used parkbenches, all the fences are made from used ladders, the bridges are from scaffolds, the foundation is made from Jan’s old cartyres filled with concrete.
designed and built by Jan Korbes, Denis Oudendijk, Damian van der Velden, Bart Groenewegen, Toon Kennedij and Sonja Volmer
in cooperation with Superuse Studios for ‘ Ja Natuurlijk’ at the GEM, who gave us only one brief …to build a bridge…
The Hague, 2013-03-08
REFUNC researches the potential cultural value of an old alleyway in the centre of the Hague. First project for Hoogtij is to make the alleyway visible from the outside, in this case with a light fest with 200 balloons, 4 stroboscopes, 1 green tube light and two big fans….
Project by Denis Oudendijk, Damian van der Velden and Sonja Volmer
Polish’ Wroclaw, 2013-01-10
REFUNC transformed 30 old pallets into a little hideout. All based on a mysterious leftover from, what we think, an old advertisement pole… freestanding micro architecture!
Built, demolished, rebuilt!
project by Damian van der Velden and Jan Körbes
local day and night support by Gabriela Kowalska, Karol Przestrzelski, Paulina Anna Galanciak, Kuba and Rzemek
Genk, Belgium, 2012-04-04
Refunc located and adapted 400 PVC garden chairs (model ‘succes’) changing them into different levels which can be combined through holes in the seats, making it a chair or a table or a mix, visualizing a social structure, making networks etc. etc.
project by Denis Oudendijk, Jan Korbes, Jannick Besamusca, Toon Kennedy, Kay Klop
commissioned by 2012 architects for manifesta 2009
The Hague, september 2012
For Raumlabor Berlin and Todays Art, we advised, scouted, managed all wood and built together this enormous vortex made from local leftover wood see also Raumlabor Berlin
design raumlabor team: Markus Bader, Jan Liesegang mit Sam Dias Carvalho und Lise Koefoed Larsen, Jan Theiler, Gary Hurst, Andre Pfeiffer, Camille Lemeunier
the vortex was done in collaboration with: Refunc Denis Oudendijk, Jan Körbes, Damian van der Velden Boris Duijneveld and the loyal builders and volunteers of Todays Art
Gelderland, Netherlands, 2012-09-30
Architectonical public space installation made of concrete breakwater blocks as functional sculputres in nature reserve Bato’s Erf.
made by Denis Oudendijk, Jan Körbes and Damian van der Velden
Budapest, Hungaria, 2012-09
Hungarian ‘Placcc’ festival invited REFUNC to investigate the urban space workshop with local waste materials. Together with Gergo Kukucska and a team of participants we developed URBAN SCANNERS made of used garbage bins to discover the public space from a different perspective. The public is invited to join this game and filter their everyday surrounding and interact with the continuously changing installation. We use the changing setup at different locations in the centre of Budapest to let the public interact in their own ways.
project by Denis Oudenijk and Jan Körbes with Gergo Kukucska
Warsaw, Polen, 2012-08
Research on experimental usage of unused advertisement structures We noticed several ad poles in Warsaw not used full-time, unused or even abandonned at different locations inside the city. As public big-scale advertisement is one of the characteristical elements in Polish public space and endemic, we notice these constructions as chances to create living units in unusual places. Examples of extreme living or working can be the result. Minimal space with maximum efficiency and incredible views at unusual places. We want to use the chance to activate unused spaces, objects, views with relation to the direct surrounding. All materials used for building could be found locally, for example washing machine doors to become a facade.
project by Denis Oudendijk and Jan Körbes for FUTUWAWA, project for futuristic and utopian visions of Warsaw and unrealized projects dedicated to specific urban space
public interaction installation Targowek is an outskirt far from Warsaw’s centre where life is tough and people come to live as housing is affordable. The local city government and NoMuda asked us to activate this unused public zone and develop an urban play installation for everybody of any age and background. Social interaction and a place to meet and communicate was the domain. We got inspiration feedback from locals passing and by living in this not very developed area but with lots of public space. After trying complex ideas we chose to stay close to the ground and develop a 2Dplus Deck with a big surface for everybody to hang, play, and chat. NoMuda found a sponsor to provide us with 200 half-size Europallets.
made by Bart Groenewegen and Jan Körbes thanx to No Muda for inviting us
Genk, Belgium, 2012-04
2012 Architects and REFUNC together designed and build the interior of MANIFESTA 9, the European biennal of contemporary art 2012 in Genk, Belgium A serious amount of local waste materials, researched by 2012 architects, combined with the functional desires of Manifesta were starting points for the desig and the onsite improvisation. Waste materials ranging from car parts of the local Ford plant, through pallets and advertisement materials to IBC water tanks were used Several teams worked on different design-solutions and created a whole from all fragments and zones.
primary team with Cesare Peeren, Denis Oudendijk, Jan Korbes, Jos de Krieger, Rob Tak onsite team with Damian van der Velden, Toon Kennedy, Bart Groenewegen, Kay Klop, Boris Duijneveld, Jannick Besamusca, Benjamin Stainier, Constanze Buckenlei, Loes Glandorf, Peter van Loon, Gijs Hietkamp, Mathieu Schuster, Daniel Valk
Katowice, Polen, 2011-08-19
Breathing House installation with re-used billboards
In order to activate an unused building in the center of Katowice, we re-used large-scale advertisement material and made facade elements which breathe by means of air being inhaled and exhaled and so changing the shape of the installation.
We engineered and produced hand-sewn breathing ‘organs’ consisting of big-scale cushions, blower, timers, and stretchable covers of billboard material tobring the facade alive. Sound and light broaden the activity.
The list of gratitude is endless:
Rondo Sztuki for making it all possible Anna Hora and David Nickel who managed the production Marek Mazur for controlling day and night and what is where our most amazing sewing ladies all technical team of Rondo Sztuki’s production crew the unstoppable armada of volunteers our crane machinists for their patience Denis Oudendijk, Kay Klop, Damian vd Velde and Bart Groenewegen for advice
our thanks to Stroom Den Haag
project by Jan Körbes and Matylda Salajewska
Denis Oudendijk (NL)
Jan Korbes (DL)
Damian van der Velden (NL)
Bart Groenewegen ( NL)
Boris Duineveld (NL)
George Koeze (NL)
Mantas Lesauskas (LT)
Isis Hoos (NL)
Thijs Masthof (NL)
Kay Klop (NL)
Job Saltzher (NL)
Toon Kennedy (NL)
Thomas Trum (NL)
Thjeu Donders (NL)
Eelco Borremans (NL)
Arno Scheper (NL)
Dirk Overduin (NL)
Davide Manzoni (IT)
Paolo de Guidi (IT)
Joep de Groot (NL)
Gijs Hietkamp (NL)
Gergo Kukucska (HU)
Jason van Domburg (NL)
Fier van den Berge (NL)
Rosa Hagen (NL)
Giorgio Ceste (IT)
Jannick Besamusca (NL)
Joris Hubers (NL)
Sonja Volmer (NL)
Frank Niessen (NL)
Marieke Huberts (NL)
Jeroen Maasdam (NL)
special thanks to Indre Klimaite (LT) for our logodesign