REFUNC IN WORDS

REFUNC plays with problems, connects people, invents functions, creates spaces, optimises environments,transforms garbage, opens options, inspires components, helps knowledge,  exchanges experiences, operates instantly, questions standards, finds solutions.

REFUNC is an architecture laboratory and an experimental method that deals with the function, perception and meaning of (unused) components, material and resources. From linear over circular to helical function concepts.

Refunc provides a better life for discarded materials, components, objects or spaces.
Refunc connects local material and knowledge flows towards a better world

Operating on the boundaries of architecture, art and design we reshape old materials to new products. Design origins are found in the object itself, listening to its own composition, history or local and social context. We can start from a design, but prefer problems to play with, like extreme deadlines and non-existing budgets…
3D troubleshooting and creative improvisation with locally available waste materials lead the way to our often unpredictable results. We can not oversee all potential of the material, although we are getting quite experienced by now…

Wherever you can find garbage, we do research and workshops on creative re-use, as recycling is not the answer to the questions of life, the universe and everything.

We are Refunc

 

 

WHO

REFUNC NETHERLANDS

Denis Oudendijk
Jan Körbes
Damian van der Velden
Bart Groenewegen

REFUNC GERMANY

Jan Körbes
Julius Klimas
Kim Laugs
Tassja Kissing

 

PROJECT MEMBERS

Ivo Bakker
Boris Duijneveld

Ted Jooren
George Koeze
Frank Niessen
Kay Klop
Toon Kennedy
Henning Röhrborn
Michael Konstantin Wolke

 

 

TRAINEES

Farid Guzman

Julius Klimas

MOVIE

Italy, 2009-09

short italian movie about refunc projects, with main emphasis on project in terni, brike

QR TXT

refunctxt

SILO-CITY IN VICE

unnamed

REFUNC PEOPLE

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