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## Maintenanance Architecture
Starting in 2015 with the these maintenance as craft, a critical approach of the notion of work to question our relationship with the environment, we believe that maintenance is architecture : an integral part of the designed and built environment that transforms it radically. To act accordingly, we ask ourselves what is maintained when we maintain and practice maintenance as a research method. We develop through storytelling, including research, drawings, writings, workshops, conferences, exhibitions and direct action. We do data analysis and image representation. From the maintenance industry to daily households, all over the wide spectrum of design, architecture and urbanism, MAMA calls for dinner.
More info on <http://mama.brussels/>
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Title: canadian militars
Date: 27-05-2019
Tags: under construction
Location: ADK
Mood: late at night
Image: xxxxx Avalanche military canada.svg
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Title: From the catalogue
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: home, furniture
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 1-in-the-catalogue-ikea.svg
A large part of the Ikea catalogue is dedicated to images portraying contemporary interiors
created with Ikea objects and users interacting with the products. In the 2018 catalogue (Belgium edition)
you could find: people drinking, eating, studying, cooking, computing, chatting, flirting, dancing, playing music, etc. None of these images represented individuals cleaning or engaged in any other common maintenance task.
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Mobilisations in Venice during 2018. The authorities try to control the crowds of tourists by installing “gates” at strategic points in the city. The idea is not to block tourists getting into the city but to re channel the flow of tourism to less crowded areas. In the image we can see local activists trying to remove one of these check points and confronting police officers. Activists argue that Venice is suffering on a structural from the multitude of tourists. They disagree with the managing strategy taken by the city. “This is not Disney Land, this is our home “ yelled one activist while attacking the “gates”.
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Title: Freshly painted
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: paint, urban-furniture
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 3-fresh-paint-bench.svg
A tape with stripes ( red and white ) replaced the “WET PAINT” sign along the Boulevard Roi Albert II in Brussels.
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Title: Glueing flies
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: flies, glue
Tags: fly, insect, trap
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 4-dead-flies-stuck-to-a-sticky-fly-paper-trap-BNP8YM-01.svg
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Image: 4-dead-flies-stuck-to-a-sticky-fly-paper-trap-BNP8YM-01.svg
Sticky fly traps are a powerful tool to eliminate flies, not the most elegant.
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Title: Spanish newspapers
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: facade, graffiti
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 5-several-spanish-newspapers.svg
The announcement of dissolution by the basque separatist group E.T.A. is pictured by several newspapers with an image of a worker painting over a graffiti.
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Title: Team-building
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: community, event, mud, scaffolding, cladding
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 6-the-entire-community-of-djenne.svg
Mosque at Djenné, in Mali. A community event that takes place annually to renew mosque walls with a brand new layer of mud. The mosque has been conceived with pieces of wood installed in a regular pattern along its external surfaces. These protuberances are not meer decorative elements, they function as scaffolding, helping the believers to climb the facades.
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Title: Peeing flies
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: insect, toilet, fly
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image:9-fake-fly-on-toilet.svg
To encourage users of this urinal to be as focused as possible and avoid spillage. A small sticker with the form of a fly has been placed in the bowl. Ironically, the presence of flies it is not perceived as a sign of hygiene.
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Tags: Hillary Sample
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 9-hillary-samples.svg
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Image: 9-hillary-samples.svg
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Title: Fly
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: insect, toilet, fly
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 10-fly.svg
To encourage users of this urinal to be as focused as possible and avoid spillage. A small sticker with the form of a fly has been placed in the bowl. Ironically, the presence of flies it is not perceived as a sign of hygiene.
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Tags: scaffolding
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 11-british-parlament.svg
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Image: 11-british-parlament.svg
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Image: 11en.svg
Grass pesticides can no longer be used today. Instead, weeds must be removed by hand or by burning.
One day, due to this method of removal, the door of a garage caught fire.
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One day, due to this method of removal, the door of a garage caught fire.
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To create this plaster, artisans mixed lime and sand together (as is the convention in most parts of France),
giving the city’s facades a particular character that was limited to a few colors: ocher, pink, green...
Today, the method of mixing this plaster has changed, producing a roughcast plaster that is available in a wider range of colors.
Thirty years ago, the City Council proposed a series of colors within this range in order to provide the public with a frame of reference for color choices.
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Thirty years ago, the City Council proposed a series of colors within this range in order to provide the public with a frame of reference for color choices.
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The message that is sent by the resident, whether it is an e-mail, a telephone call, a photo, etc., is organized into a mailbox
that corresponds with the type of service concerned. Depending on the importance of the situation, the response time varies:
some are sensitive, some require study, others simply require a written response, and yet others require direct action
by the Rapid Response Service. A follow-up is also noted in the record. Then, a map is created that locates the situations.
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by the Rapid Response Service. A follow-up is also noted in the record. Then, a map is created that locates the situations.
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Tags: Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017, Entretien e(s)t l'architecture, Maintenance as architecture, poles, stickers
Mood: tired
The surface of this pole has been damaged due to friction applied while removing stickers.
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The surface of this pole has been damaged due to friction applied while removing stickers.
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or the “clean markets,” where the markets themselves are responsible for a more thorough cleaning of their sites and disposal of
their own waste. At the end of each market-day, different agents enter the scene in a choreographed ballet:
agents of the city clean, a private company recovers the recyclable waste, and agents of the capital collect what remains.
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Private anti-graffiti teams mandated by the city always operate in pairs: one person is charged with removing the graffiti through sand-blasting, while the other monitors and warns passer-byers.
By removing the graffiti through this method, part of the material is removed as well.
Often, the teams are brought back to the same areas because the graffiti reappears in the same place.
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Often, the teams are brought back to the same areas because the graffiti reappears in the same place.
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A good project is a project where one is allowed the possibility of continuing. A good project is long-lasting.
If a project is not accepted by the population, it changes.»
Interview with Claire Gaillard, Director of Major Infrastructure Works
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Interview with Claire Gaillard, Director of Major Infrastructure Works
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«In the city we have time to do things well.»
Interview with two gardeners
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Interview with two gardeners
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Tags: electric panel, buzzing
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 1000-maintenance-electric-panel.svg
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Image: 1000-maintenance-electric-panel.svg
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Title: Pipe with roots
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: pipes, roots, trees
Tags: root, pipe, moisture, garden
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 1001-root-fill-up-the-interiour-of-a-pipe.svg
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Image: 1001-root-fill-up-the-interiour-of-a-pipe.svg
Roots seeking humidity invade a ceramic drain pipe, making it useless.
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Title: Self-parking slippers
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: slippers, automatization
Tags: video, automatism, home, furniture
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 1002-self-parking-slippers.svg
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Image: 1002-self-parking-slippers.svg
A car company applied the principles used for self parking vehicles to domestic objects.
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Title: Fallopia japonica
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: invasive, plant, garden, structure, root
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: 18000-nockweed-in-house.svg
Originally from Japan and once a specie popular for its beauty and rapid growth, it is classified today as an invasive plant. Knot weed can damage foundations and pavements and it is very difficult to control or eradicate due its powerful roots.
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DPC or damp-proof course is a barrier used to prevent moisture from propagating by capillarity. In Venice damp can be particularly harmful to masonry walls. With the Moisture comes small quantities of salt that with time will damage the structural qualities of the brick.
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Caption: Line drawing of some people taking care of a garden
A group of “squatters” do some gardening (never entering the house) in an abandoned
house in an unsuccessful attempt to show there good will to the owner and neighbours.
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house in an unsuccessful attempt to show there good will to the owner and neighbours.
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In this video we see a trimming machine shaping bushes into almost perfect spheres in few seconds. This machine is mainly but not exclusively used in nursery gardens.
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Title: Carpet Cleaning Training
Date: 27-05-2019
Tags: under construction
Location: ADK
Mood: working hours
Image: 6 Paul Hands on Carpet Cleaning Training uk xxxxx.svg
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Title: Chimney sweeper
Date: 21-04-2019
Tags: kid, chimney, drama, book
Location: Drama
Mood: late at night
Image: chimeney sweeper friend.svg
“The Chimney-sweeper’s friend, and Climbing-boy’s album’ by James Montgomery printed in 1824 is a collection of different writings portraying the miserable conditions of child labourers, urging the authorities to take action.
Unfortunately the industrial revolution did not bring any positive changes for these kids. Chimneys got narrower and sinuous with the use of coal which lead to more casualties.
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Title: curved tiles
Date: 24-04-2019
Tags: interior
Location: BOSCH
Mood: late at night
Image: curved tiles.svg
Curved tiles help to create surfaces where particles are easier to remove.
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Title: dog diapers
Date: 24-04-2019
Tags: pet, animal, toilet
Location: BOSCH
Mood: late at night
Image: dog diapers.svg
We all know how time consuming teaching a dog good manners can be.
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Title: Dog pee fine
Date: 24-04-2019
Tags: pet, fine, behavior control, animal, toilet
Location: BOSCH
Mood: late at night
Image: Los propietarios de animales domesticos.svg
In 2017 the Catalan town of Granollers asked pet owners to carry bottles of water to properly clean up animal mess. This measure was accompanied with increased fines.
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Title: dog pole
Date: 24-04-2019
Tags: pet, animal, toilet, garden
Location: BOSCH
Mood: late at night
Image: dog pee.svg
Imaging if you could control where you dog pees. Substances such as nitrogen, salts or highly acidic or alkaline urine can be very harmful for your garden. This invention helps you to limit the impact of this harmful substances.
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Tags: doors, windows
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: doors-windows-blocked-2.svg
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Image: doors-windows-blocked-2.svg
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Title: Janitors protester
Date: 27-05-2019
Tags: under construction
Location: ADK
Mood: working hours
Image: Janitors protester in century building.svg
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Title: Kintsugi
Date: 24-04-2019
Tags: craft
Location: BOSCH
Mood: late at night
Image: done kintsugi-joint-call-method-2.svg
Kintsugi is the art of repairing precious pottery using gold, silver, platinium, etc. Simultaneously repairing and enhancing the cracks creating and celebrating the new life given to the object.
Apparently pottery could be broken on purpose as the style became fashionable.
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Title: Preventive conservation
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: dust, home cleaning, museum
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: one-of-the-cornerstones-of-preventive-conservation.svg
A conservationist at a London museum (with a masters degrees in Fine Art Conservation) carefull removes dust from a vase using a brush and modified vacuum cleaner ( with a padded ending to protect from impacts).
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Title: public toilet automatic
Date: 24-04-2019
Tags: toilet, automatic, interior
Location: BOSCH
Mood: late at night
Image: Hgienic-disposable-Toilet-Seat-Cover-auto-replacement.svg
Using a public toilet it is not everyone’s cup of tea. Here is a toilet that facilitates hygienic use. Everytime someones uses it, the surface where your flesh comes in to contact with the seat it is replaced.
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Title: renzo piano bridge
Date: 24-04-2019
Tags: bridge, Renzo, many many years, quote
Location: BOSCH
Mood: late at night
Image: renzo 1000 years.svg
“This will last for a thousand years and be will be built of steel” Renzo said. Obviously maintenance will play a great role helping Renzo’s steel bridge to reach its 1000 years goal. We wonder how maintenance has been integrated in the design process, particularly when lack of maintenance has been blamed for the collapse of the previous bridge.
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Title: Housing act of 1949
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: social housing, disaster
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: the-housing-act-of-1949.svg
One day the lift stopped working and never worked again. Considered an iconic failure, the social housing project Pruitt Igoe can partly blame its infamy on maintenance. The public money used to build the complex ( thanks to the Housing Act of 1949 ) did not include a maintenance budget. Money could not be found elsewhere to keep the project healthy. Pruitt Igoe rapidly degenerated and eventually was demolished.
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Title: Bushes by shape
Date: 06-09-2018
Tags: quote, bush, garden
Location: WTC
Mood: still tired
Image: typologies-of-bushes-by-shapes.svg
“The only limit to your garden is at the boundaries of your imagination “
Thomas Church. Landscape architect
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Activists on small boats protest against the arrival of mega cruisers to the city. These activists argue that the engines of these floating cities are damaging Venice’s delicate foundations.
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Title: volunteer, highway
Date: 24-04-2019
Tags: volunteer, highway, rubbish
Location: BOSCH
Mood: late at night
Image: adopt a high way.svg
Adopt a *Highway*, *Sponsor a Highway* or *Green Up* are government sponsored programs that aim to attract organisations to clean up rubbish from the side of the highway in exchange for a sign communicating their engagement.
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Title:WHEN i AM CLEAING WINDOWS
Date: 27-05-2019
Tags: under construction
Location: ADK
Mood: working hours
Image: WHEN i AM CLEAING WINDOWS xxxxx.svg
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Lyrics
Now I go cleanin' windows to earn an honest bob
For a nosy parker it's an interestin' job
Now it's a job that just suits me
A window cleaner you would be
If you can see what I can see
When I'm cleanin' windows
Honeymoonin' couples too
You should see them bill 'n coo
You'd be surprised at things they do
When I'm cleanin' windows
In my profession I'll work hard
But I'll never stop
I'll climb this blinkin' ladder
Till I get right to the top
The blushin' bride, she looks divine
The bridegroom he is doin' ne
I'd rather have his job than mine
When I'm cleanin' windows
The chambermaids' sweet names I call
It's a wonder I don't fall
My mind's not on my work at all
When I'm cleanin' windows
I know a fella, such a swell
He has a thirst, that's plain to tell
I've seen him drink his bath as well
When I'm cleanin' windows