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Qube in Amsterdam, Netherlands by NL Architects

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

Qube is a commission for an office building in Amsterdam. Qube is part of a development called IJpunt by G&S Vastgoed. IJpunt will consist of four blocks designed by Claus en Kaan, Dedato, MVSA and NL A.

The site is truly unique: the most western corner of the Minervahaven, overlooking the Mercuriushaven and the river IJ. Well connected to both the city center as the rest of the world, both by car, public transport and bike.

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  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Qube
  • Location: IJpunt, Minervahaven, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nl Architects: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter Van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Team: Arne Van Wees With: Giulia Pastore, Gen Yamamoto, Gert Jan Machiels
  • Qube: Office Building, Ijpunt,Minervahaven, Amsterdam 2012 – 201?
  • Client: G&S Vastgoed
  • Size: Gross Floor Area 6560m², Net Floor Area 5940m², Plot 2430m²
  • Structural Engineers: Van Der Vorm
  • Installations: Wichers & Dreef
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino 3D, 3dS Max, Adobe Illustrator

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Villa S2 IJburg in Amsterdam, Netherlands by MARC Architects

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: MARC Architects

Design

Villa S2 on IJburg island is a three-story high split-level villa with spacious design, high ceilings and great openness to the waterfront. The form of the villa had to be a very compact one. This is controlled by the relatively small plot so close to the water on one hand and client needs on the other.

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  • Architects: MARC Architects
  • Project: Villa S2 IJburg in Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Architects: ir. Marc van Driest & ir. Taco van Iersel
  • Structural Engineer: BREED Integrated Design
  • Building Physics: Nieman
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Bloed BV
  • Installation (mechanical): Veldhoen BV
  • Installation (electrical): Delektro.nl

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Hotel IJDock in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Bakers Architecten

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Bakers Architecten

ASR Property Development has come to an agreement with the Spanish hotel chain Room Mate Hotels regarding a 25-year tenancy agreement for the hotel at IJDock in Amsterdam. The contract was signed on Thursday April 19, 2012. The hotel with its 285 rooms is situated at the peninsula IJDock, where the Palace of Justice is also located.

View lawcourts hotel : Image Courtesy Bakers Architecten

  • Architects: Bakers Architecten
  • Project: Hotel IJDock 
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad for the design and engineering and Graphisoft Archicad for the interior

Barber Amsterdam in The Netherlands by Ard Hoksbergen Architects

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Article source: Ard Hoksbergen Architects

This project concerns the interior of a traditional shaving salon, housed in a 19th-century shop in the city center of Amsterdam. For a raw, but warm atmosphere, mainly natural materials are used: a floor of old sawn floor beams, clay plaster, pine plates, leather and concrete.

Image Courtesy of Ard Hoksbergen

  • Architects: Ard Hoksbergen Architects
  • Project: Barber Amsterdam
  • Location: Binnen Oranjestraat 24Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project Design Team: Ard Hoksbergen, Petra van Roon, Herman Ypma
  • Client: Barber Amsterdam
  • Constructor: Herman Ypma
  • Use: Shaving salon
  • Area: 40 m2
  • Design Period: April -June 2012
  • Completion Period: July 2012
  • MaterialFloor: old sawn floor beams, Wall: clay plaster, ‘subway’ tiles, pine wood, Furniture: concrete, glass, leather

Bent in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Studio Chris Kabel

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Studio Chris Kabel

Façade for a residential building by Abbink X de Haas architects and housing cooperation de Key in the center of Amsterdam. Aluminum sheets are perforated with a pattern that allows the shapes to be bent up or down. When bent up the surface catches the (sun)light and bent down the surface is shaded. In this way intricate graphics can be applied onto the building with punch perforated panels without the use of expensive laser cutting. Bent turns shadow into ink.

Image Courtesy Hans Peter Föllmi

  • Architects: Studio Chris Kabel
  • Project: Bent
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Hans Peter Föllmi, Luuk Kramer
  • Year: 2012
  • Material: Perforated aluminum sheet
  • Dimensions: 1000 / 1150 cm
  • Manufactured: by Metadecor
  • Commissioned: by housing cooperation de Key

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Spiral Shaped Library in Amsterdam, The Netherlands By Studio Dave Keune

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Article source: Studio Dave Keune

In collaboration with EB Ontwerp, Studio Dave Keune Designed and realized a library for primary school Fiep Westendorp. It was our goal to create an environment that excites and tempts the children to read books again despite these digital days. The result is spiral shaped bookshelves that curl through the space. The spiral starts high and slopes down while making its turns.

Image Courtesy Raoul Kramer

  • Architects: Studio Dave Keune
  • Project: Spiral Shaped Library
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project: Fiep Bieb
  • Client: OB Fiep Westendorp.
  • Interior concept Design: EB ontwerp & studio Dave Keune
  • Interior design and realization: EB ontwerp & studio Dave Keune
  • Project start date: April 2011
  • Project completion: June 2011
  • Site area: 50 square meters
  • Photographer: Raoul Kramer
  • Software used:  Created the library with Rhinoceros.Did not use Grasshopper to create the top – every part was rotated by hand and then made flat for the cnc mill.Because you can’t create a 3d surface with flat plywooden pieces we forced every top part a bit into the top flow.

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SODAE House in Amsterdam, Netherlands by VMX Architects

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Article source: VMX Architects

The SODAE-House is the house of the architect. The site is a private island at an intersection of waterways, south of Amsterdam. It is one of the precious pieces of unspoiled polder landscape, left open just outside the city. If the current trend of rapid urbanisation continues, it will soon be one of the last pieces of characteristic Dutch landscape in this part of the Netherlands. It is the choice of this particular spot, that is to say the perception of the landscape, which has dictated the character of the design.

Image Courtesy VMX Architects

  • Architects: VMX Architects
  • Project: SODAE House
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Software used: AutoCAD – LT 2004 and Sketchup

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Garden studio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by CC-Studio

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Article source: CC-Studio

Building an extension is not always the solution if you want more living space. At least that was the out of the box answer cc-studio came up with after having been asked to add more space to the ground floor apartment of the family Maarten and Lori Lens-Fitzgerald in Watergraafsmeer– a lovely living district of Amsterdam. Extending would have added square metres but would have meant destroying a relatively new kitchen, not adding any new rooms due to the building layout and planning restrictions. But more importantly it would have narrowed the 12m deep garden.

Image Courtesy John Lewis Marshall

  • Architects: CC-Studio
  • Project: Garden studio
  • Location: Archimedeslaan 41, 1098 PW Amsterdam (Watergraafsmeer), The Netherlands
  • Photography: John Lewis Marshall (www.johnlewismarshall.com) copyrighted
  • Photography (building phase): Lori Lens-FitzGerald cc-studio
  • Client: Family Maarten and Lori Lens-FitzGerald (www.lens-fitzgerald.com)
  • Program: Office/studio + Storage
  • Design & Engineering: CC-studio ,Gerald Lindner, Peter Heideman, trainee TU/e: Danny van Kessel

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Iconic Pedestrian Bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Francesco Piffari

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Article source: Francesco Piffari

INTRODUCTION

What is a bridge in the collective imagination? How to obtain livable spaces from a passing-by architecture? How to push the design to its boundaries and at the same time satisfy the requests for traffic flows, wheelchair access, integration in the urban context, sustainability looking, clarity and comprehensibility of the program?

Image Courtesy Francesco Piffari

  • Architects: Francesco Piffari
  • Project: Iconic Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location:  Amstel 51, Amsterdam, Netherlands (in front of Hermitage Amsterdam Museum)
  • Type: One stage international idea competition
  • Hosted by: [AC-CA] Architectural Competition
  • Software used: Rhino, vRay for Rhino, Photoshop and Autocad
  • Program:

    • Pedestrian Bridge: on the central axis of the museum, 90 m long, 4m wide minimum
    • Cafe: 100 sqm with enough space for 20 tables together with a small area for snack
    • Bicycle Repair: 50 sqm with two repair stations
    • Services: 20 sqm for 4 toilets cubicles; 30 sqm for office, changing room, storage; 30 bike racks
    • TOTAL: 200 sqm
  • Mission:Design an Iconic Pedestrin Bridge in the heart of Amsterdam which could:
    • Encourage and reward design excellence between architecture and engineering.
    • Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an original footbridge.
    • To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the functionality of bridges in relation with art and sculpture.
    • Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

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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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