Installation: Philips’ physical chronology

This physical model showcases a selection of thirteen buildings that belonged to Philips in Eindhoven. The hundred year timeline shows the inauguration, development and changes made to the individual buildings during this time of development and transition for Philips as a company and Eindhoven as an urban center. The focus of the story is on function, appearance and reputation as these develop and morph. The horizontal story-lines show the functional changes and human use of the buildings and their urban impact. As the reputation and prestige of each building develops, the vertical curvature increases, during times of regression the curvature decreases. Periods of neglection and abandonment are displayed by the “void” in the timeline, which hosts the map of Eindhoven.