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 89 Blauwe theehuis

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Panurbana 89 Blauwe theehuis

collage: 6  photos

format: 110 x 70 cm 

Amsterdam 2021

The 'Swiss Tea House' was opened in 1928. 

The building in the middle of the Vondelpark was built by the architects 

Herman Baanders (1876-1953) and Jan Baanders (1884-1966). 

The building burned completely down in 1936 due to a fire in the thatched roof. 

In the same year, the Baander brothers designed a building on the same spot 

in the style of 'New Objectivity' the Dutch interpretation of 'Bauhaus’. 

The round concrete building has 2 floors and resembles a flying saucer. 

The owner of the 'Blue Tea House' lived in the living area on the top floor of the building. 

In 1977 he was found dead in his home, probably the victim of a robbery 

with a fatal outcome, the murder case has never been solved. 

Today the building houses a cafe with a large terrace belonging to a local Amsterdam beer brewer.