REFUNC is a Netherlands-based studio.
“Garbage architecture is providing a second life for found or thrown-away objects. We operate on the borders of architecture, art and design and create new products from old materials. Origin for designs are found in the object itself, by listening to its own composition, history, or local and social context. We do not start from a design, we need a problem to play with. 3D troubleshooting and creative improvisation with the locally available. Waste materials lead the way to our often unpredictable results. Wherever you can find garbage, we do research and workshops on creative recycling.”
“We found a place in Holland where not usable windmill wings (for their intended function) were stored and felt that we needed to reuse them. Our idea to create an almost-flying dinosaur-installation in combination with containers hit the Lowlands music festival people on the right place as they are going more industrial.”
“[F]loating architectural installation to promote the river and its banks as active public spaces Lithuanian cultural platform KULTFLUX invited a group of international students and organized different workshops at and on the river. Intention was to draw attention and activate the river as public space including its banks and concrete promenades.”
“A public event wanted to follow the principles of “cradle to cradle” and asked us to demonstrate the potential of re-using old plastic water bottles.”
“[U]rban scale light installation for music festival lowlands from re-used watertanksanother year another chance. We decided to use the 240 water tanks from our last year’s installation in a completely different way.”
“Installation camp based on interaction with the direct context at the burning man regional festival in the desert. materialsUsed car tires from nearest tire shops, transport. Left-over materials from other installations as wood, plastic.”