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CONTENTS   4 SITES  

SILO

  TETTERODE   DE LOODS   EDELWEIS   APPENDICES   NOTES   SUB-SITES

BOOK:  DAVID CARR-SMITH  -  IMPROVISED ARCHITECTURE IN AMSTERDAM INDUSTRIAL SQUATS & COLLECTIVES

NOTES

 

< NOTE 1 - WINDOWS AS OPENINGS & PICTURES - EG: LE CORBUSIER <  
< NOTE 2 - THE DRAMA OF NECESSITY - EG: LE CORBUSIER <
< NOTE 3 - SILO EVENTS PUBLICITY NOTICES < 
< NOTE 4 - THE SILO KROEG'S FIRST STOVE < 
< NOTE 5 - TETTERODE HISTORY < 

< NOTE 6 - DE LOODS WESTERDOK: JOLINE'S HOUSE <  
> NOTE 7 - TETTERODE KINDERGARTEN >
   NOTE 8 - TETTERODE'S PAINTED LIFT


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NOTE 8
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TETTERODE'S PAINTED LIFT (DACOSTAKADE'S CENTRAL LIFT) (PAINTED 2006) - (pics 2008)
[ NB: The photos below are poor quality - all are recorded in dim neon. The floor-doors were photographed, but the links between these lift-stops are mainly frames from low-res video (I did not dare to attempt to stop the lift between floors).] 
[Text "quotes": Marianne Theunissen, 11-08 ]

Riding the Dacostacade block's cavernous room-sized goods-lift - previously a sombre dark blood-red - has been transformed into an entertainment by a narrative strip of painting on the wall of doors and floor-edges that faces us as we trundle up and down. At its top level [L5] we enter the lift through an arch of palms. Beneath this tropic isle's edge we plunge six levels, 23.5 metres of increasingly deep dark and grotesque ocean, until in the subterranean basement (Kelder) a giant jellyfish hovers in the dark.

The painting is indicative of the increasing role of the young in the Collective's manifestations. It was the work of six or so ("maybe some more in the end") young people between 9 and 17 years old. 

A Tetterode adult told me: 

"They made the paintings in 2006 for the party and exhibition that was organised for the celebration of the 25th birthday of Tetterode. There were no adults involved, in fact, as we were setting up the exhibition, we had to use, of course, the elevator for bringing materials down into the gallery-space (which was used to show a huge maquette of our building). The children were presumed to start with their painting two or three weeks before the opening of that exhibition, but three days before the opening they were only half way. So they occupied the elevator during those last three days and we, as adults, could not use it anymore and we had (all of us) to use the stairs instead. 

The children were in the elevator those last three days, accompanied by lamps and music, until late at night. I guess that there were some nights in which they did not come home at all. It was a funny situation: we could hear the music and we saw some movements behind the round windows of the elevator, while we as adults were all busy with heavy pieces of wood and other materials, dragging them down the staircase."

dc5 (TOP LIFT LEVEL) DOORS
(pic 15-4-08 / to W)

moving past
dc5 to dc4 (1)
(pic 15-4-08 / to W)

moving past
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c5 to dc4 (2)
(vid-frame 15-4-08 / to W)

dc4 DOORS
(pic 15-4-08 / to W)

moving past
dc4 to dc3 (1)
(vid-frame 15-4-08 / to W)

moving past
dc4 to dc3 (2)
(pic 15-4-08 / to W)

dc3 DOORS
(pic 15-4-08 / to W)

moving past
dc3 to dc2
(vid-frame 15-4-08 / to W)

dc2 DOORS
(pic 15-4-08 / to W)

moving past
dc2 to dc1
(vid-frame 15-4-08 / to W)

dc1 ("ENTRESOL") DOORS
(pic 15-4-08 / to W)

moving past
dc1 to dc0
(vid-frame 15-4-08 / to W)

dc0 (GROUND) DOORS
(pic 15-4-08 / to SW)

moving past
dc0 to dc01
(vid-frame 15-4-08 / to W)

dc01 (BASEMENT) DOORS
(pic 15-4-08 / to SW)

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^ Top     < Back to Foot-Note 2: TET-3 dc DACOSTAKADE BUILDINGS <

< NOTE 1 - WINDOWS AS OPENINGS & PICTURES - EG: LE CORBUSIER <  
< NOTE 2 - THE DRAMA OF NECESSITY - EG: LE CORBUSIER <
< NOTE 3 - SILO EVENTS PUBLICITY NOTICES < 
< NOTE 4 - THE SILO KROEG'S FIRST STOVE < 
< NOTE 5 - TETTERODE HISTORY < 

< NOTE 6 - DE LOODS WESTERDOK: JOLINE'S HOUSE <  
> NOTE 7 - TETTERODE KINDERGARTEN >
   NOTE 8 - TETTERODE'S PAINTED LIFT >

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CONTENTS   4 SITES  

SILO

  TETTERODE   DE LOODS   EDELWEIS   APPENDICES   NOTES   SUB-SITES