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 148 schoolkinderbadhuis

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Panurbana 148


collage: de 12 photos
format: 10 x 10 cm

Amsterdam 2022

In 1901 the first Central School Children's Bathhouse was opened,
designed by Hendrik Leguyt (1840-1907).
The bathhouse is designed in Chalet style, a name that refers to the
Swiss chalet as a source of inspiration (see also Panurbana 058).
Bathhouses were built at the beginning of the 19th century in
the interest of the general "water civilization".
With the idea 'learned young is done old', students from surrounding schools
could take a weekly bath in the Schoolchildren's bathhouse.
In 1920, SDAP alderman Mona de Miranda (1875-1942) launched his Badhuizenplan, and the
Schoolchildren's baths were linked to public bathhouses (see also Panurbana 119).
In the 1980s, the last bathhouses were closed, except Badhuis and sauna Da Costa (1903),
the only bathhouse still in existence in the Netherlands.