Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is famous for extraordinary large-scale sculptures that he usually creates with a healthy amount of humour. This time, he undertakes to enlarge a typical pictogram of an industrial zone and turn it into a three-dimensional habitable structure. Titled Little Factory, this object is situated right in a developing industrial zone in Drachten, Netherlands.
As the author describes, this work aims to criticize the architecture of business parks and the way they use their sites. However, the most distinguishing feature of this art object is a visual effect and element of humour that it adds to the urban environment. Wrapped in black corrugated steel roof sheets, this 5 x 12 x 14 metres building is not only an art object; the author suggest using it as a studio for an artist. We only add that it would be great if the building housed some small manufacture one day to make the image complete and for the best correlation with the name.
Photos by Jeroen Musch