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Amstel Bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Article source: Thiago Augustus Prenholato Alves, Rodolfo Parolin Hardy, Rafael Santos Ferraz and Gilberto Baroni Junior.

The design comes from an analysis of the duality between complexity and simplicity, how a plain idea can develop onto a project that meets the needs of a pre-established program and interacts with the surrounding area. A challenge that is not to create the longest span or the most acrobatic structure but to connect both two points of the city and the inhabitant to the city. How to create a distinct and recognizable bridge design that’ll be integrated and interactive? An infrastructure optimized for public life. The design of the bridge brings the waves in the water surface to the level of the buildings around, integrating this unusual form to the city landscape. The contrast invites the pedestrian to discover new routes and challenges him along the path curves to see new perspectives, reopening his eyes to the beauty of Amsterdam.

Image Courtesy xLAB - Experimental Laboratory for Architecture

  • Architects: Thiago Augustus Prenholato Alves, Rodolfo Parolin Hardy, Rafael Santos Ferraz and Gilberto Baroni Junior.
  • Project: Amstel Bridge
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Water Purifying Footbridge in The Netherlands by Margot Krasojevic

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: Decodeine

Competition Amsterdam footbridge 2012 by Margot Krasojevic
Water management is still the most important function of Amsterdam canals. Without them, the city would drown. Circulating the water is also vital for sanitary reasons. In the days when windmills had to do the job, the stench of the water could become unbearable in periods with little wind or rain.

Three times a week, 14 of the 16 existing waterlocks around the city close up, so clean water can be pumped in from the big lake IJsselmeer. The current that is created pushes the dirty canal water out through the open locks on the other side of the city. Specialized cleaning boats with big scoops and nets patrol frequently clean surface debris. Since 2005, all the houseboats in the city are connected to the sewer system.

Water Purifying Footbridge

  • Architects: Decodeine
  • Project: Water Purifying Footbridge
  • Location: Amsterdam,  The Netherlands
  • Project Architect: Margot Krasojevic
  • Software used: 3dsMax and Vray for renders and Microstation for design details

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Almere Floriade 2022 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by MVRDV

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Article source: MVRDV

The City of Almere presents today its plans for the Floriade 2022 candidature. Almere is one of the four Dutch cities left in the race for the prestigious horticultural Expo which takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands and is currently open in Venlo. The MVRDV plan for Almere is not a temporary expo site but a lasting green Cité Idéale as a green extension of the existing city center. The waterfront site opposite the city center will be developed as vibrant new urban neighbourhood and giant plant library which will remain after the expo. The ambition is to create a 300% greener exhibition than currently standard, both literally green and sustainable: each program on the site will be combined with plants which will create programmatic surprises, innovation and ecology. The site with a vast program such as a university, hotel, marina, offices and homes will at the same time be more urban than any other Floriade has been before, literally constructing the green city. The Nederlandse Tuinbouwraad (NTR) will decide in October which city will be organizing the next Floriade in 2022.

Image Courtesy MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Almere Floriade 2022
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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The Twins Science Park in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by 24H Architecture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: 24H Architecture

Within in de urban scheme of KCAP – Kees Christiaanse for the Science Park in Amsterdam, 24H>architecture was commissioned to make a proposal for one of the five housing projects, called ‘the Twins’. The location is situated between the Oosterringdike and the Caroline Mac Gillavrylaan.

Image Courtesy Boris Zeisser

  • Architects: 24H Architecture
  • Project: The Twins Science Park
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Heddes Vastgoed
  • Construction: ABT bv
  • Fire/building physics/noise advisor: Peutz bv
  • Installation: ILEX Installatiemanagement bv
  • Contractor: Heddes Bouw & Ontwikkeling B.V.
  • Software used: AutoCad

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Fasten Your City Belt in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Haiko Cornelissen Architecten

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Article source: Haiko Cornelissen Architecten

On March 8th the urban transformation strategy Fasten Your City Belt, designed by Haiko Cornelissen Architecten, will be exhibited and published as part of the Dutch Europan 11 exhibition by the Netherlands Architecture Institute, NAi in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Puma Stores Amsterdam, London and Munich By Plajer & Franz Studio

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Article source: Plajer & Franz Studio

Plajer & Franz Studio, under the direction of ales kernjak (head of global store concepts, puma retail ag) gave the puma stores a thorough re-designing makeover, filling their spaces with an injected dose of joy, innovation, simplicity and various local influences, all being accomplished according to puma’s sustainable guidelines.

Image Courtesy manuel schlu¨ter

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Tuinstede in Amsterdam, the Netherlands by SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTS

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Article source: SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTS

Tuinstede is the last of three new blocks that have been built in the Noordstrook, north of Delflandplein in the Amsterdam district New West. The urban design for the Noordstrook is made by Snitker/Borst Architects. In order to increase the density of the neighbourhood the existing modernist open strip building plan will be replaced by three urban closed blocks with large communal courtyards. One of the streets will remain without cars and will be arranged as a playground for children. The urban design will be executed in two phases. Recently the first phase was finished. In a second phase the U-shaped blocks will be completed to closed blocks. The three blocks are designed by Dick van Gameren, ANA and Snitker/Borst Architects, respectively.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Roos Aldershoff)

  • Architect: SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTS
  • Name of Project: Tuinstede
  • Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Client urban design: Far West, Stadsdeel Nieuw-West
  • Client architectural design: De Principaal, Amvest
  • Design team urban design: Leen Borst, Mark Snitker, Maha Rahal, Louise Thompson, Mehrdad Mashaie, Sonja Stockmarr
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Church Cloister in Nijmegen, the Netherlands by diederendirrix architects

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Article source: Diederendirrix

In this design, church and cloister become one compact entity. The flowing line from the somewhat closed facade together with the prominent bell tower draws the visitor to the entrance of the church. The Mariakapel is gracefully incorporated into the curve of the facade. Once inside, the colossal building turns out to be a light, modern and multifunctional Roman Catholic centre. The church offers seating to 150 people and a sliding wall creates space for 100 more by opening up the conference room which lies behind.

Image Courtesy Arthur Bagen

  • Architects: Diederendirrix architects
  • Project: Church Cloister
  • Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • Area: 2.300 m2
  • Realized: June 2011
  • Client: Ballast Nedam Bouw Midden Arnhem, ICE ontwikkeling Nijmegen, Congregatie van het Heilig Sacrament Nijmegen
  • Project team: Bert Dirrix, Marco Vlemmix, Nanda Peeters, Tom Kuipers, Coen de Swart, Wendy Matthijssen, Andre Wijnhoven

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel in The Netherlands by Mecanoo

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: Mecanoo

Iconic appearance
The new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hotel is situated in a prominent location alongside the access roads to the international airport terminal. Because the hotel is twisted from the plinth by 45 degrees, one of the facades faces the Ceintuurbaan. This gives the hotel not only momentum, but also a visual connection with the office strip. The building is the final chord of the staccato rhythm of the WTC towers and a welcoming icon to both the Schiphol boulevard and the Ceintuurbaan. The hotel, which features a cubic design and round edges, will differ subtly from its surroundings in both shape and facade. All surrounding buildings at the airport, mainly office buildings, have orthogonal organized facades.

Facade - evening view

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Rieteiland House in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Hans van Heeswijk Architects

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Article source: Hans van Heeswijk Architects

We all occasionally fantasize about our dream home, but few of us ever manage to make it a reality. And how does the architect himself live? In this case, the private home of architect Hans van Heeswijk led to a spacious and light-filled house full of special details. The client and architect Van Heeswijk was encouraged not to settle for off-the-peg solutions. Instead, he seized the opportunity to work to a higher level of ambition in terms of how to use energy, how to maximize the potential of technology, how to respond to the context, and how to stretch the limits of what is possible. The result is a real machine for living in.

Image Courtesy Imre Csany

  • Architects: Hans van Heeswijk Architects
  • Project: Rieteiland House
  • Location:Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Hans van Heeswijk, Amsterdam
  • Design: Hans van Heeswijk Architects, Amsterdam
  • Project team : Richard Gouverneur, Rob Hulst, Richard Teeling
  • Construction advisor :ABT, Delft
  • Installations advisor :  Huygen Installatie Adviseurs, Amsterdam
  • Lighting advisor :  Hans Wolff, Amsterdam

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