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Living Tomorrow in Amsterdam, Netherlands by UN Studio

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Article source: UN Studio

The Living Tomorrow pavilion is situated in Amsterdam South-East, where it occupies an exceptional position because of its small-scaled measurements. The layout of the building functions as a basis for the different innovative concepts and technologies adjusted to the recent developments during the next 5 years.

Image Courtesy © UN Studio

  • Architects: UN Studio
  • Project: Living Tomorrow
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program: Showroom pavilion – Demonstration lab (House of the future, event space, auditorium, business department of the future, the future office, lounges)
  • Building area: 4.000 m²
  • Building volume: 45 x 21 x 33 m
  • Client: Living Tomorrow, Vilvoorde
  • Gross floor surface: 3.500 m²
  • Volume: 32.000 m³


  • UN Studio: Ben van Berkel with Igor Kebel, Aad Krom, Martin Kuitert, Markus Berger

Building Permit for The Couch, a Club House in Amsterdam’s Tennisclub IJburg, Netherlands by MVRDV

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Article source: MVRDV  

Tennisclub IJburg and MVRDV announce that permission has been granted to start construction of The Couch, a new club house for the young tennis club, which was founded in 2010 on a new artificial island in the east of Amsterdam. The roof of the 322m2 club house, designed by MVRDV, is folded upwards and downwards to act as an informal spectator tribune for the club. Construction will start this month, with completion expected before summer 2014.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Building Permit for The Couch, a Club House
  • Location: Amsterdam’s Tennisclub IJburg, Netherlands

De Burgemeester in Hoofddorp, Netherlands by Studioninedots

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Article source: Studioninedots

From an abandoned and anonymous office building to a vibrant multi-tenant complex. That’s De Burgemeester, a commercial property in Hoofddorp renovated by Studioninedots and opened on 5 November 2013. The secret of the transformation? A vertical lobby featuring an open staircase where people meet face to face, a space that brings people together both literally and figuratively.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: De Burgemeester
  • Location: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
  • Photography: Peter Cuypers
  • Client: Ymere | Lingotto
  • Type: re-use of 4700m2 officespace
  • Plot: 980 m2
  • Design-completion: 2012-2013
  • Status: completed
  • Designteam: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl.
  • Project team: Max Meijer, Eliano Felício, Chun Leung.
  • Contractor: Ouwehand Bouw
  • Realization stairs and fences: Fiction factory
  • Furniture: Metnils

Krimpen aan den IJssel City Hall in Netherlands by Diederendirrix Architects

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: Diederendirrix Architects

As part of a Design, Build & Maintain team, diederendirrix architects made the winning design for the redevelopment of the Krimpen aan den IJssel City Hall in the Netherlands.

In just 3 months’ time, the team – consisting of diederendirrix architects, Martens Aannemingsbedrijf, Imtech and Buro Lubbers – made a design for the building and its surroundings which fulfils the city’s wishes perfectly and meets their high sustainability requirements.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

Transparent fusion of old pumping station and new playground in Netherlands by derksen|windt architecten

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: derksen|windt architecten

For the renovation of a dated brick pumping station  in the Netherlands, the Dutch architectural firm derksen|windt architecten added a semi-transparent and eye-catching layer to the building. The perforated aluminium façade creates an amalgamation of the building and the adjacent square. Two separate worlds become one where the surroundings and the pumping station acquire a contemporary and attractive character.

Image Courtesy © derksen|windt architecten

  • Architects: derksen|windt architecten
  • Project: Transparent fusion of old pumping station and new playground
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Software used: 3D sketchup

BRIDGE OLYMPIC STADIUM in Amsterdam, Netherlands by René van Zuuk Architects bv

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: René van Zuuk Architects bv

The “Na-Druk-Geluk-Brug” is part of the new public space around the Olympic stadium in the Noord-Zuid As area of Amsterdam. The 1928 Olympic stadium was completely renovated and updated to contemporary standards in the late nineties while considering the spirit of the original design made by Jan Wils.

Image Courtesy © René van Zuuk Architects bv

Building Anton and Gerard win the 2013 Dirk Roosenburg prize!

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Jessica Sibbing

One project stood out due to its architectural and spatial qualities, the inspirational client, and the innovative approach to a vital redevelopment task. Building Anton and Gerard put the redevelopment of Eindhoven in the limelight, putting it on the map as a creative city.

Image Courtesy © Coenen Sättele Architects

House in Naarden, Netherlands by Serge Scheomaker Architects

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: Serge Schoemaker Architects

Serge Schoemaker Architects was commissioned to renovate and modernize a semi-detached house from the thirties in Naarden, the Netherlands. The architectural office significantly improved the internal spatial quality of the traditional house without physically altering its protected external appearance.

Image Courtesy © Raoul Kramer

  • Architects: Serge Scheomaker Architects
  • Project: House
  • Location: Naarden, Netherlands
  • Photography: Raoul Kramer
  • Client: Private
  • Program: Residential
  • Gross Floor Area: 195 m2
  • Status: Completed (2013)
  • Team: Serge Schoemaker, Max Hart Nibbrig, Giulia Tönz

Noord in Barneveld, Netherlands by NL Architects

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

ProRail, responsible for the railway network in the Netherlands, together with the so called spoorbouwmeester Koen van Velsen (‘the national supervisor for railway architecture’) started a campaign to make waiting more comfortable: Prettig Wachten.

Travelers experience waiting on a station as much longer then waiting within a vehicle. Surveys have indicated that waiting time is experienced as 3 times longer than it actually is. In this respect especially small and medium sized stations proof a big challenge. These smaller stations are usually unmanned, desolate, often creating a sense un-safety. What can we do to improve them?

Image Courtesy © Bart van Hoek

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Noord
  • Location: Barneveld, Netherlands
  • Photography: Bart van Hoek, Marcel van der Burg
  • Initiative ‘Prettig Wachten’ and Supervision: Spoorbouwmeester Koen van Velsen / ProRail
  • Client:ProRail
  • Project Architect: Gerbrand van Oostveen
  • Team: Kirsten Hüsig, Barbara Luns, Gert Jan Machiels and Gen Yamamoto with Aude Robert and Christian Asbo
  • Consultant: Movares
  • Contractor: Strukton

Kaap Skil Museum in Oudeschild, Netherlands by Bolidt

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: Bolidt

Kaap Skil, the Maritime and Beachcombers Museum in Oudeschild, on the coast of the Dutch island of Texel, was opened in 2012. The building, designed by Mecanoo Architects, was recently shortlisted for the 2012 World Architecture Festival Awards. Kaap Skil, which features a light-coloured Bolidt floor, has already won the 2012 Daylight Award as well as an Architzer A+ Award.

Image Courtesy © Bolidt

  • Architects: Bolidt
  • Project: Kaap Skil Museum
  • Location: Oudeschild, Netherlands
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