REFUNC NL - ing.Denis Oudendijk
ReConnecting People and Material
To create a better world we must act and do our own ‘thing’; we believe people have lost the
connection to materials. Linear thinking has brought us to blindly consuming and buying whatever
we want. Meanwhile we ignore the amount of energy and resources it takes to serve our ‘needs’, putting enormous stress on earth’s resources. Instead, we should look at what we really need. With need comes function: what do I need it for, where do I need it and when do I need it. We see everything man makes as a resource, a half-product, a blank .By changing people’s perception of functionality we try to find solutions which are within anyone’s reach, we want to change your way of thinking. Functions in architecture and design are temporary and often have a limited lifespan. By shifting functions between objects, components or spaces, we are questioning the standard design approach where form follows function. It is this approach where our method meets the goals of circulair thinking. By shifting functionality of existing objects, components or spaces we try to achieve an endless lifespan.