A field gate in situ

Wooden field gates are landmarks in the flat Dutch landscape. The Vechtstreek (the area along the Vecht river, between Utrecht and Amsterdam) used to host many field gates. They were hand made… Read More…


Book of planks

Boerenverstand book cover

The book is published as part of ‘Boerenverstand’. It reflects on the meaning and value of local identity, discusses the research method of Christiaansen and Montens, and gives an insight in the design process of the project. Read More…


Wood stories poster

During the design process, Christiaansen and Montens did a lot of fieldwork, in search for the stories that would reveal the local identity of the area. The wooden planks proved to be real catalysts of individual stories. Read More…