Project 'Melodie', Couperus, Ypenburg, Den Haag/ NL
The site-specific artwork by Martijn Sandberg is an integral part of the masonry of the residential block 'Couperus', Ypenburg, Den Haag.
The stanza from Louis Couperus' poem 'Melodie' (1886) is incorporated into the vertical and horizontal brick pattern of the fašade, in dark coloured bricks in deep relief. The text in the brick letter typeface, designed by Martijn Sandberg, covers the entire circumference of the building in length.
Louis Couperus (1863-1923), Dutch novelist and poet.
Click here to see a full description in Dutch, as PDF.
Title: 'Melodie' ('Melody')
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Location: Couperus, Ypenburg residential block, Den Haag/ NL
Measurements: masonry brick letters (lxh) 165m x 1.88m
Material: brick, dark coloured, in deep relief
Concept and design: April 2011
Planned completion: spring 2013
Commissioned by: Ceres Projecten
Architect: De Architekten Cie., Amsterdam
'Melodie' ('Melody'), masonry brick letter typeface, designed by Martijn Sandberg, model scale 1:1, 2011.
Project: Couperus, Ypenburg residential block, Den Haag/ NL, 2011-2013. (photo: Martijn Sandberg)
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