• About Fortifications
  • Vade Retro
  • Perpendiculair
  • Donjon
  • Structure One


The Vade Retro Line, an obstruction of despair and hope. Build to be able to resist. In practice mostly just an obstacle but psychological absolutely a tour the force.

The perpendiculair, a vertical organized fort. The more visible the construction gets , the more frightening the Perpendiculair becomes. Vulnerabillity as a building stone for firmness. The Perpendiculair, innate architecture of the desirability. The defence works - based on ratiional thinking - as a guardian of attained values.

The Donjon; defence trough fragility. A stronghold tower rebuilt on the fundaments of the former stronghold tower of Castle Horn (13th century) in Horn (NL). Unanimous chosen as the winner by an expert jury for the Art Prize from the Foundation of Art and Culture, Horn 2003

Vade Retro


Structure One