The closer to a building, the clearer the details.
But then you miss the contours. PANURBANA shows both.

I collect buildings. I do this by taking photos of a building from a certain perspective.
I glue these photos together like a collage so that a new building is created: a Panurbana.
At the moment I am collecting buildings in Amsterdam to make an atlas of them.

In Panurbana's panoramic photos, I explore time, space and different types of perspectives within the photo.

Every week a new collage of a building or construction that has been photographed somewhere in the world appears on social media (Facebook, instagram, flickr and youtube)

Panurbana 115 Oost-Indisch Huis

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Panurbana 115 Oost-Indisch Huis
Amsterdam Atlas
collage: 13 photos
format: 130 x 120 cm

Amsterdam 2022

The Oost-Indisch Huis in Amsterdam was the headquarters

of the Verenigde ‘Oost-Indische Compagnie’ (VOC).
It was the first building that was built especially for the VOC in 1606.
This is where the board of the VOC met, the archives and sea maps

were kept and also the ship's crews were recruited.
The new crew members had to embark at the Montelbaanstoren on small

boats that took them to the ships that were ready for departure at Texel.
The Dutch East India Company (1602-1800) was the only

Dutch company allowed to trade with the East Indies.
It was the first company in the world to issue shares to

a wide public and is referred to as the world's first multinational.
Today the building is part of the University of Amsterdam.