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Crystal Houses, a flagship store in Amsterdam, Netherlands by MVRDV

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV

Yesterday the glass doors of Crystal Houses opened, a visionary exploration into reimagining the possible uses of glass in construction. The entirely transparent façade of a high-end flagship store on Amsterdam’s upmarket shopping street, PC Hooftstraat, uses glass bricks, glass windows frames and glass architraves in a way to evoke the vernacular of the area with the goal to maintain the character of the site. The 620 m2 of retail and 220 m2 of housing, were designed for investor Warenar. The design unites the ambition of Amsterdam to have large distinctive flagship stores without compromising the historical ensemble. The project, conceptualised by MVRDV, was developed and constructed as part of a multi-team collaboration including Gietermans & Van Dijk Architects, Delft University of Technology, Brouwer & Kok engineers, ABT consulting engineers, Poesia (brand of Vetreria Resanese) glass manufacturers from Italy and contractor Wessels Zeist.

Image Courtesy © Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

Image Courtesy © Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Crystal Houses, a flagship store
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
  • Role of MVRDV: Lead Architect
  • Date of completion: April 2016

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Neushoorn in Leeuwarden, Netherlands by DP6 architecture studio with 3TO architects

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Article source: DP6 architecture studio with 3TO architects

Neushoorn (Rhinoceros) in Leeuwarden is a popular music venue and a school, all in one building. In collaboration with 3TO, DP6 architecture studio has designed a building that can take a bit of rough treatment while stimulating creativity. A dynamic building that fits into its urban context and delivers its function as a music venue and school.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan van Dijk

Image Courtesy © Jonathan van Dijk

  • Architects: DP6 architecture studio with 3TO architects
  • Project: Neushoorn
  • Location: Ruiterskwartier 41, 8911 BP Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • Photography: Kristian Hoekman, Jonathan van Dijk
  • Software used: Revit
  • Client: Municipality of Leeuwarden
  • Technical Design: De Zwarte Hond, Groningen
  • Contractor: Hegeman Oost, Nijverdal
  • Consultants: Jansen Wesselink, Drachten Deerns Netherlands, Rijswijk Peutz, Haren Basalt, Nieuwegein Theateradvies, Amsterdam Stevens Van Dijck, Zoetermeer

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Loft 64 in S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands by EVA

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Article source: EVA

In the heart of ‘s-Hertogenbosch a former office and workshop was completely renovated and converted into a loft. Because the building is 20 meters deep and really only has light at the front and rear, access of daylight has been an important theme. The explicit wish of the client was to be able to enjoy the property as one large space. Various voids/vides were introduced that allow daylight to penetrate deep into the home. The voids provide glimpses between the various residential functions themselves. The functional elements such as bathroom, toilets, storage room and kitchen are grouped in one large timber volume that also connects the floors. From the bath you can look right through the void into the sky.

Image Courtesy © EVA

Image Courtesy © EVA

  • Architects: EVA
  • Project: Loft 64
  • Location: S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

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The Stairs, a red carpet to the reconstruction of the city in Rotterdam, Netherlands by MVRDV

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV

From mid-May to mid-June, Rotterdam is set to host a temporary new eye-catcher: a giant staircase with 180 steps leading from Stationsplein, outside Rotterdam Central Station’s entrance, to the top of the Groot Handelsgebouw, an iconic building in the city’s history. The scaffolding system is a nod to 75 years of rebuilding the city, which is celebrated this year with the cultural event ‘Rotterdam celebrates the city!’. The Stairs will be officially opened on 16th Mayby Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and will remain open until 12th June. Everyone is welcome to visit from 10:00 to 22:00. Admission is free.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Luca Coco

Image Courtesy © Antonio Luca Coco

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: The Stairs, a red carpet to the reconstruction of the city
  • Location: Rotterdam City in Netherlands
  • Photography: Antonio Luca Coco and Frank van Dam/MVRDV

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V13K05 – private house in Leiden, Netherlands by pasel.kuenzel architects

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Article source: pasel.kuenzel architects

Home to a patchwork family and space for a living and working environment, this house serves several ambitions.

With just one façade facing the narrow alley, zenith daylight is directed through a central light well reaching all spaces of the residence. The spacious atrium is the core element of the building, providing a space of specific neutrality and merging the living areas on the ground floor with the home office of the client photographer on the top floor. From the outside the house hides its spacious qualities, from the inside it unfolds a world of visual connections and provides a framework for social diversity.

Image Courtesy © pasel.kuenzel architects

Image Courtesy © pasel.kuenzel architects

  • Architects: pasel.kuenzel architects            
  • Project: V13K05 – private house  
  • Location: Nieuw Leyden, Leiden, Netherlands
  • size: 180 m2
  • status: Completed

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Bartok park in Arnhem, Netherlands by Buro Harro

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Article source: Buro Harro

A former wasteland in the centre of Arnhem (Netherlands) is transformed to an iconic park: A flourishing heather landscape with a huge PartyAardvark (an artwork by Florentijn Hofman) lying amidst of it. Together with office D.T.O. we took the initiative to transform this desolate area – due to the economic crisis – to a patch of spectaculair nature in the city. The Bartok Park is a symbol for Arnhem: a city that is uniquely situated on the edge of the Natural Park the Veluwe, but doesn’t seem to take much pride in this fact. The vegetation is transplanted from that Natural Park into the city centre: we brought nature literally to the city.

Image Courtesy © Buro Harro

Image Courtesy © Buro Harro

  • Architects: Buro Harro
  • Project: Bartok park
  • Location: Arnhem, Netherlands

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Square Amsterdam in Netherlands by LEVS architecten

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Article source: LEVS architecten

On Kop Zuidas in the south of Amsterdam the scaffolding of project Square has been dismantled, revealing the nicely detailed masonry of the outer façade. Square is a compact residential building with 111 mid-market rental apartments. With its on-site restaurant and young inhabitants, Square will serve as a lively center-spot for this new neighborhood between the Rivierenbuurt, RAI and Amstelpark. A linden tree has recently been planted in the inner courtyard, soon to be a showpiece of 8 metres tall. The gate will be enriched with an art piece, a filigree fence with bronze linden branches. At the beginning of May, the new inhabitants will move into their new homes.

Image Courtesy © Marcel van der Burg

Image Courtesy © Marcel van der Burg

 

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Square Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Marcel van der Burg

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Leeghwaterkwartier in Hoofddorp, Netherlands by LEVS architecten

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Article source:  LEVS architecten

The new neighborhood with single-family homes and apartments is typical for the current restructuring task of post-war housing estates. Right next to the centre of Hoofddorp a 50’s and 60’s district with building strips will be transformed. Urban planning and architecture refer to the classic feeling of a garden village with living in a relaxed setting. The architecture follows the village grain and sober architecture that characterizes the post-war expansions around the centre of Hoofddorp. Green pedestrian courtyards bind the blocks and form the neighborhood. Yet the plan has a high density that appeals to its proximity to the urban centre.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten, Beeldenfabriek

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten, Beeldenfabriek

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Leeghwaterkwartier 
  • Location: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
  • Photography: LEVS architecten, Beeldenfabriek
  • Program: Urban plan and architectural design of 250 dwellings (140 in phase 1)
  • Co-creation: Ymere and Thunnisse
  • Client: Ymere
  • Contractor: Thunnissen Bouw
  • Landscape design: VLUGP
  • Art project : René Veenhuizen, Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen
  • Year: 2016

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Villa Schoorl in Netherlands by studio prototype

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Article source: studio prototype

At the leap of one of the most beautiful dune areas in our country you can find the small town called Schoorl. It has an almost surreal surrounding of peace, meadow, nature and a gorgeous view. This altogether being a piece of typical authentic Dutch landscape, of which only a few are left. At the end of one of the prettiest avenues with trees, you will find the location for a new, modernized living farm for a family to live.

Image Courtesy © studio prototype

Image Courtesy © studio prototype

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Lucent – De Alliantie headquarters in Hilversum, Netherlands by Studioninedots

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Article source: Studioninedots

Studioninedots’ design transforms an existing 1970s office building on the Lucent site in Hilversum into the new headquarters of de Alliantie, a Dutch housing corporation. The most eye-catching intervention involves the removal of large areas of infill floors and walls from the sturdy concrete structure. This creates a spectacular four-storey-high void, the light and lively new heart of the building that connects the different departments.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

  • Architects: Studioninedots 
  • Project: Lucent – De Alliantie headquarters
  • Location: Jan van der Heijdenstraat 36 Hilversum, Netherlands
  • Photography: Peter Cuypers
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Stijn de Jongh, Jurjen van der Horst
  • Contractor: Van Wijnen
  • Custom furniture: Logge, Dylan & van Laatum, Fiction Factory
  • Signage: Lesley Moore
  • Completion: January 2016

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