The restoration and transformation for the former Kas Bank building will rejuvenate this national monument converting it into a five-star W hotel. The building, originally designed by F.W.M. Poggenbeek in 1908 was expended in phases until 1932. The building follows the classical typology of bank buildings with vaults on the ground floor and basement, a monumental bank hall on the first floor and offices above. The building is one of the first concrete constructions in the Netherlands and is finished with a sandstone facade.
Waldeck is a new bar in Amsterdam. Waldeck refers to the street on which is located. The Emmastraat is named after Queen Emma van Waldeck- Pyrmont.
The center of the design is the large bar located in the middle of the Cafe. The Bar defines the entire layout of the space. With its detailing and finishings it feels like the bar feels like a bar should feel. Sitting at the bar you have a perfect view over the Vondelpark and Konininneweg.
De Ebeling is one of the most famous 90s cafes in Amsterdam. The design is based on the style of a French café combined with New York-style exposed brick. While the setting may be industrial, the ambience is still intimate.
In a former warehouse, i29 realized this 600 m2 house including 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms and a large open living area. A simple material palette of concrete, white walls and rough oak wood matches the industrial space. Custom designed cabinets throughout the house function as both storage as well as separation walls.
Patch22, designed by FRANTZEN et al, was awarded the WAN 2016 residential award on January 10th 2017 and was also given a Green Award a day earlier. In December the project was runner-up to the Amsterdam Zuiderkerk award for the best housing project of 2016 while in November Patch22 was runner-up for the ARC2016 innovation awards.
Article source: BETA office for architecture and the city
In the early 2000s, the Ru Paré School was emblematic of the social problems facing the Amsterdam borough of Slotervaart. The Ru Paré is now the neighborhood’s living room and accommodates an extraordinary social experiment.
A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
In response to austerity measures in the Dutch economy, a social entrepreneur developed a model for solidarity in challenging neighborhoods. Inhabitants are offered tax advice, computing or language classes in return for community service; at the building level receding funding is supplemented with profitable start-ups.
Kolenik creates multifunctional luxury apartment in Amsterdam.
‘A typical Amsterdam apartment’ is how the interior designer Robert Kolenik describes this apartment in Amsterdam city centre, which comprises the upper three floors of a building. Having lived and worked abroad for years, the owner asked Kolenik to come up with an interior design for his apartment. ‘Homes in the city centre are limited in terms of size’, the designer explains, ‘so the challenge is to create functional space that retains a luxurious, homely feel.’
Amsterdam North is rapidly developing into a diverse and desirable district of Amsterdam. In a special location in the heart of this neighbourhood, Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten have designed the renovation of two old ‘potato barns’ into contemporary residential properties for two families, including an in-house photo studio for the famous photography duo Scheltens & Abbenes.
The collective DIY-housing project Amstelloft consists of spacious loft-apartments. Inspired by dwellings in old schools, churches and warehouses: flexible space with double height which can be turned into living spaces ranging from open lofts to four-bedroom-apartments. The future inhabitants were intensely involved in the realization benefiting the pronounced posibilities and character of the design.
In recent years, investor/owner Bouwinvest and real estate developer Top Vastgoed transformed the outdated buildings along the Amsterdam Nieuwendijk 196 and Damrak 70 and 80 into hyper-modern offices of international retailers such as Zara, JD Sports, and C&A. At the end of this year Primark will open their Dutch flagship store with its entrance in the Beurspassage. In total this project, known as Nowadays, will encompass an impressive 27.500 m2. This is an extraordinary large project for Amsterdam’s retailcenter, and – for Dutch standards – an enormously large and involved renovation of retail property in the city center. The completion of Nowadays, with its closing act the opening of the Beurspasssage and its artwork, will take place by the end of this year. Bouwinvest will have taken its final step in the largest Dutch inner city redevelopment of recent years.