KAPKAR architecture
KAPKAR / VD-560 | Border Chapel

KAPKAR / VD-560 | Border Chapel

KAPKAR / VD-560Border Chapel in the heart of the Schengen area   One leg in Germany (Hommersum) and the other leg in the Netherlands (Ottersum). Border Chapel honours and questions the phenomenon of the unique situation of our European open borders.  A chapel is...

KAPKAR / A7-29 X FT | South Gate

KAPKAR / A7-29 X FT | South Gate

A mental and physical framework For 1000 years the sound of thumping hands resounded on many city gates. An announcement on the line between landscape and city, safe and unsafe. Residents, traders and travellers knocked on the door, strange and familiar faces looked...

KAPKAR / B’A-L11c | Urban Shelter

KAPKAR / B’A-L11c | Urban Shelter

KAPKAR / B'A-L11CUrban Shelter KAPKAR/ B'A-L11C is fabricated in  Shenzhen at this moment. The architectural shelter is based on the footprint of the Bao'An Airport by Fuksas and transformed into a new entity. With it's futuristic appearance and blue lights it speaks...

KAPKAR / GC-MV1 | Mobile Work Pavilion

KAPKAR / GC-MV1 | Mobile Work Pavilion

From unknown ground to crossing engagement Artist Frank Havermans' Art Mobile Brigade is based on the military vehicles of Major General De Ruyter van Steveninck Kazerne. Five mobile works of art based on five area-specific themes, which local residents, entrepreneurs...

KAPKAR / LB2-SV | Light Beacon

KAPKAR / LB2-SV | Light Beacon

Layers of knowledge There is a lot of information that is not immediately visible in a public environment. It is exciting to go into depth there. The light beacon KAPKAR / LB2-SV gives an extra layer to the location where it is located, based on the technical inventor...

KAPKAR / DY-K92 | Catalyst

KAPKAR / DY-K92 | Catalyst

A manifesto for taking a new approach to area-defining heritage. With the industrial architectural installation KAPKAR/DY-K92, Frank Havermans explores two site-specific features of a former shipyard, which is now being transformed into a normal, standard urban...

KAPKAR / SDR-3P | Star Bridge

KAPKAR / SDR-3P | Star Bridge

School hub The municipality of Son en Breugel and EN/EN Architecten, the architects of the school, have the desire to add a bridge to the new building to connect with the adjacent green. An important condition is that the bridge will connect the first floor of the...

KAPKAR/ B-612+621 | Contemporary Folly

KAPKAR/ B-612+621 | Contemporary Folly

What lies beneath you.. Ten artists made new works for this exhibition, with the theme ‘contemporary follies’. On Beeckestijn, I note that everything is back in excellent condition thanks to a thorough restoration. Part of the history of the country estate, namely the...

KAPKAR / BB-N34 | Light Beacon

KAPKAR / BB-N34 | Light Beacon

24/7 Active force   BORGER – When asked to dream up a new way to signal the presence of a modest – and soberly-designed – fire station in Borger, the Netherlands, Dutch multidisciplinary artist Frank Havermans came up with this bright red, alienesque lantern...

KAPKAR / CDH-P2P | Chat House

KAPKAR / CDH-P2P | Chat House

Communication beacon Challenged by the commission of the district Corpus den Hoorn in Groningen to design a public art work in the park I developed a permanent utility sculpture that serves as a chat house. The work is located against the dike along the Noord Willems...

KAPKAR / IVS-E12 | Innovative Cattle Shed

KAPKAR / IVS-E12 | Innovative Cattle Shed

See and know where the food comes from is an essential value. How does the cowshed 2.0 look like? In other words: which in all respects sustainable and innovative alternatives are there for the barn, the most common type of barn that especially in the field of animal...

KAPKAR / DW-F370 | Sea Observatory

KAPKAR / DW-F370 | Sea Observatory

We have to stay vagilant and we know that. KAPKAR / DW-F370 is a landmark in the dunes, it is clearly visible. From a distance, it doesn't look like a work of art at first. It seems like a strange element. Yet it evokes recognition because the visual language is...

KAPKAR / PBS-X4 | Podium

KAPKAR / PBS-X4 | Podium

Stage for an orchestra, singer-songwriter and a dancer G.A.N.G. asked artist/ designer Frank Havermans to develop and implement the head stage for the traveling cultural festival Brachen Siedlung. KAPKAR/ PBS-X4 is the result, a stage complete made from used plywood...

KAPKAR / GBT-3S | Contemporary Truss

KAPKAR / GBT-3S | Contemporary Truss

Renewed attention for the truss as a construction and building toolKAPKAR / GBT-3S is a temporary architectural installation in the prelude to the new expansion area Veghels Buiten, an urban development project by Buro B + B, which will be resurrected between 2012 -...

KAPKAR / HWS-L45 | Catalyst

KAPKAR / HWS-L45 | Catalyst

A strong desire to become true by Jens Maier-Rothe, 2018 Precious truss constructionFrank Havermans originally developed this work as contribution to a cross-disciplinary art festival by the name of flux-s, which is taking place annually since 2009 inside an old...

KAPKAR / TFA-5W | Monument Statement

KAPKAR / TFA-5W | Monument Statement

Heritage between nature and culture This temporary installation was developed for the exhibition ‘Retreat’, at the invitation of Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos (UNStudio) The theme retreat makes me think in the first instance of people who withdraw from the world for...

KAPKAR / TT-C2P | Cinema

KAPKAR / TT-C2P | Cinema

Celebrating it's own existence KAPKAR/ TT-C2P was my contribution to the seventh São Paulo International Architecture Biennial, produced at the invitation of the NAi. It formed part of the Tangible Traces exhibition which later travelled to Vienna, Hongkong and...

KAPKAR / ZZW-220 | Tree Hut

KAPKAR / ZZW-220 | Tree Hut

Shaping the rural area KAPKAR/ZZW-220 is a tree house I designed on an eighteenth-century farm in Westkapelle in Zeeland. During the summer months the farm’s owners, Lille and Edith, run a B&B here. They wanted a different kind of space to rent out, in addition to...

KAPKAR / KSV-800 | Urban Industry

KAPKAR / KSV-800 | Urban Industry

Sharping the vision on industrial heritage in urbanism 'The heavy sheet metal workshop is a funny place: it's quite an impressive hall, but there is a lot of visual noise because of the internal construction and the use of the building. As an artist you want to grasp...

KAPKAR / TAR-3-9 | Alley Structure

KAPKAR / TAR-3-9 | Alley Structure

Unseen residual spaces and structures in the dense fabric of the city center.Although 's-Hertogenbosch is an old city, founded in the 12th century in the Duchy of Brabant, hardly anything remains from the actual Medieval part. Only its urban structure, the street...

KAPKAR / DOK-118 | 13th Century Space

KAPKAR / DOK-118 | 13th Century Space

When decisions receive a different interpretation, other images, spaces and buildings are created.The Oude Kerk, Amsterdam’s most ancient monument, is located in the middle of the Wallen, the city’s red-light district. As soon as you enter the church from this hectic...

KAPKAR / 39-02 | Clamp Construction

KAPKAR / 39-02 | Clamp Construction

An extrapolated and reinterpreted element based on the dimensions of the concrete structureKAPKAR/TW-3902 is an installation in the Watertoren (water tower) in Vlissingen. I have known this water tower from an early age, for my grandfather was sub-contracted to build...

KAPKAR / TC-23 | Tensegrity Construction

KAPKAR / TC-23 | Tensegrity Construction

Reversal of the architectural principle of the iron constructionThe central exhibition space at De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, an artists’ initiative in Helmond, is the oldest room in this late nineteenth-century industrial building. The dimensions are 16.79 x 10.03 x...

KAPKAR / TG-212 | Farm

KAPKAR / TG-212 | Farm

The shortest elongated farmhouse Every summer an art festival is held in the grounds of De Germinahof, an artists’ initiative in Sterksel, Noord-Brabant. Looking for a location my eye immediately fell on a ‘marginal’ place to the rear of the low, elongated farmhouse...

KAPKAR / MS-19A | Cabinet

KAPKAR / MS-19A | Cabinet

A strong organizing element I was asked by HILBERINKBOSCH architects to develop a cupboard for their office. Its main purpose was to organize small items that were currently scattered over a number of drawers and cupboards. Dynamic look is essential. Natural...

KAPKAR / TS-1P | Study

KAPKAR / TS-1P | Study

Table and chair for one person KAPKAR/TS-1P was originally developed for De Kamer, a small exhibition space for design in De Krabbedans centre for visual art and design in Eindhoven. Although De Witte Dame, the old Philips factory in which De Krabbedans is...

Reception Wall / Post Room

Reception Wall / Post Room

A strong organizational element I was initially commissioned to create wainscoting in the reception area, from material recycled from the old monastery. I made this more interesting, however, by incorporating the adjoining post room, allowing the establishment of a...

A 23 | Structural alternation

A 23 | Structural alternation

Phylosopher space. A 23 is a structural alteration to a private home in Eindhoven. The clients, who have lived in the property for 15 years, thoroughly refurbished the building in 1991. The component I was asked to restructure had a short programm of requirements: -...

From the Roof Down | Daylight Parasite

From the Roof Down | Daylight Parasite

 At no point does the installation touch the interior space.The Argument artists’ initiative is based in the former bicycle shed of an old school in the centre of Tilburg. This relatively small, somewhat tapering space of 15.2 x 6.7 x 2.8 m, with low ceilings, is...

620 x 578 x 480 cm

620 x 578 x 480 cm

A model and a 'real' spatial structure are not the same.This temporary installation in De Overslag artists’ initiative in Eindhoven is actually the first KAPKAR, although this concept had yet to be born. After a number of years in which I mainly produced drawings, I...

New designs for three failed polders

New designs for three failed polders

Listen, watch and be silent In a journey through the Dutch polder landscape I came up three, according to history, failed polder areas: Het Naardermeer, Marken en Het verdronken land van Saeftinghe. I decided to make three architectural interventions that optimize the...

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