Article source: Constance Guisset
Thinking the hotel as a home.
Bringing everyday comfort to a public place.
- Architects: Constance Guisset
- Project: Suite Novote
- Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands’
Article source: Zecc Architecten BV
This remarkable residential property is a prime example of how the Dutch landscape is being transformed. Historic farmhouses are making way for new, artificial ones or abstract dwellings. The land itself is increasingly being used for recreational purposes rather than for agriculture. Where, in the past, houses were screened from their surroundings, a good view is now regarded as an attractive feature of any house.
Article source: UNStudio
The residents of Den Bosch in the Netherlands have played a part in the selection of Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s design for the new ‘Theatre on the Parade’.
Following a competition in which the inhabitants of Den Bosch were invited to vote for one of two finalists, UNStudio’s design for the new city centre theatre was selected for realisation, having received 57% of the votes.In total 2681 people (over the age of 12) cast a valid vote. In addition, the municipality conducted a survey among 5,000 people, while around 400 residents in the immediate area and other stakeholders received an invitation to vote.
Article source: NEXT architects
The new Bloemendaal Town Hall opened its doors on 25 June 2015. The realisation of the new town hall is the coping stone of a process set in motion with the ‘uniting’ of the municipalities of Bloemendaal and Bennebroek in January 2009. With these central premises the municipal organisation, which now encompasses the civic centres of Bloemendaal, Overveen, Aerdenhout, Vogelenzang and Bennebroek, has also found its physical expression. One address, one face, one identity.
Article source: Tom David Architects
The number of cruise ships coming to Rotterdam and docking at the Cruise Terminal is increasing each year. To cope with this growth and associated baggage handling, TomDavid Architects have designed an industrial structure that brings together business and pleasure: a Pop Up Luggage Space (P.U.L.S.) with an elevated terrace providing stunning views over the river and of Rotterdam’s skyline.
Article source: PEÑA architecture
In 2010 the former Kralings Museum at the Hoflaan was transformed into a luxury apartment building. The building consists of three apartments with a common entrance and a lift to the upper floors. The project Casa F involves the apartment on the second floor and contains 193 m2 with 25 m2 of outdoor space.
Article source: STUDIO JOB
The lounge created by Studio Job for the Groninger Museum is a showpiece in itself.
The design duo of Job Smeets (1970) and Nynke Tynagel (1977) was inspired by 19th-century private clubs full of smoking gentlemen in top hats. These were once sophisticated bastions with thick-pile carpets on creaking wooden floors; chandeliers were suspended from richly decorated ceilings supported by solid pillars. The muffled silence was only broken by the calming spatter of the fountain at the entrance. It was an ivory tower for the elite – just as it was on the Titanic. It is not without reason that this world has vanished.
Article source: Hoogte Twee Architects
The Havenkwartier in Deventer is transforming from a site of companies to a vivid socio-economical urban area. With the conservation of old distinctive buildings and new firm and sturdy houses which accompany the industrial “harbour architecture”, House IT is a compact urban residence with a robust appearance.
Article source: Kwint architecten
Kwint Architecten designed a community centre for the Paddepoel-Zuid & Tuinwijk districts in de dutch City of Groningen. The community center is located in a parc, called the Bessemoerpark, as a link between the two districts. As part of the transformation of the parc, Kwint Architecten was assigned to design a building with it’s own character, independent from the parc. The building is set up as an unpretentious master volume with an elongated shape. The volume is placed crosswise in the elongated parc, as a result of which transforms the building in a link between the two adjacent city districts. The entrance of the building is situated alongside a footpath between these districts. By means of rounding of two of the four corners the building derives a distinctive character. As a result of the rounding, the front and side facades melt together and prevents the use of the outdoor spaces at only one side. Instead, the shape stimulates the use of all the outdoor space alongside the building for activities. The building is designed to be a guest in the parc and to interact with the parc. Two elements are a added to the design. At one side a cavity is formed to mark the entrance, at the other side a porch is added which connects the main rooms to the park.
Article source: MVRDV
Since 2001, the centre of Zaanstad has been transformed to agree with the style of the nearby UNESCO World Heritage site the Zaanse Schans. Architectural highlights of this requirement include the city hall in shape of oversized Zaan houses and the Inntel hotel, which appears as a large stack of the same green houses. The new Cultural Cluster is the next step in this urban plan. The question was raised of how to continue the Zaan style given these existing variations of the traditional house, and also how to secure a clear identity for each of the established cultural institutions within the larger envelope of a single building.