Cocasa means a “joint house” a vivid spot for business and leisure. Cocasa was designed to take a central place in the community. The concept is inspired by the earthship concept of Michael Reynolds, mixed with broader circular design. Michael Reynolds a Southwestern US architect is credited with building the first earthship. His wife coined the phrase because the house was self-sustaining, requiring no outside source of water or electricity. The house just kind of sailed around, hence the name earthship. The house was built out of discarded materials such as automobile tires and aluminum cans and finished with natural adobe.
100% Zomer was asked to guide a ‘pressure cooker’ workshops with 20 architectural engineering students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. In cooperation with Superuse Studios Rotterdam. Goal was to develop a circular vision for an empty business area and a populated residential.
100% Zomer transformed de Slinger Utrecht. From an old school social business network to a new integrated sustainable city business network. We created an enabling environment for this change and got the support from old and current partners. Marije van Zomeren guided the first phase implementation as a temporary transformation director.
Enter Inside is a master program aimed at design for the real world at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague. 100% Zomer was asked to co-design INSIDE (doorklikbaar maken www.insideflows.org) and co-implement, a two-year, English taught Master Interior (city) architecture program, which targets the real world. Large-scale city interiors, a changing relationship between public and private space, sustainability and a greater demand for social cohesion are themes that call for a new perspective on interior (city) architecture and design.