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Pioniershuisje / Pioneer's Hut ( J. Körmeling )
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PIONEER'S HUT
J. KÖRMELING, 1997-1999
Reeweg 16, Rotterdam

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
John Körmeling

ORIGINAL DESIGN:
Benthem Crouwel

BUILDING TYPE:
Monumental art

PUBLICATIONS:
Jaarboek 1999-2000; John Körmeling - A Good Book, 2002
Sitting atop Benthem Crouwel's customs building is this pioneer's hut looking out over the Rotterdam dock area. Fitted with a stove, the house can in principle be appropriated by those of a pioneering disposition. Its front facade has an American-style veranda; the rest is a basic affair with a pitched roof. The hut was assembled on site from scraps of PVC by its designer, artist-architect John Körmeling, who had earlier suggested perching a site manager's hut on the roof of Piet Blom's tilted cube houses north of the river.