Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands’
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Article source: DIEDERENDIRRIX ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Office building redesigned into vibrant meeting place
A former ABP [pension fund] office building dating from 1977 is now a breeding ground for education, research and entrepreneurship. Diederendirrix architecture & urban development and Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe designed the Brightlands Smart Service Campus in Heerlen. The building got a new entrance and two floors were redesigned into ‘community floor’. It is the perfect place to meet and work together in the building.
Image Courtesy © Arthur Bagen
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Article source: LAAV Architects
Villa Clessidra is a construction of much defined proportions. And as such it is also a bet. A bet in designing freedom within confinement. A bet in allowing continuity with the environment through an austere geometrical structure.
Villa Clessidra is a 200sq.m. 3-level residence of an almost cubic shape, with dimensions 9.7×9.7×10.4m (LxWxH). It has no underground or excavated parts and consists of steel frame and bare (foamboard molding) concrete, only as paneling cladding. Villa Clessidra is hypothetically placed amidst the beautiful pine forest of the Dutch dunes. The surrounding nature communicates with the residence via the use of glass, water and mirrors. The front (South) façade opens up with rotating, sliding windows to allow in the smells, sounds and images of the sublime forest.
Image Courtesy © Lefteris Schetakis
- Architects: LAAV Architects (Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou)
- Project: VILLA CLESSIDRA
- Location: Netherlands
- Renderings: Lefteris Schetakis
- Associate Architect: Michalis Takopoulos
- Project management: Arup (Amsterdam) bv Structural, electrical and mechanical engineer; fire safety, acoustics and building physics consultant Arup (Amsterdam
- Programme: 3-level Forest dwelling of 200m² (concept) BREEAM Pending report
- Design: 2016
Sunday, December 11th, 2016
Article source: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
Knowledge development is all about collaboration. That is why Dutch industry, government and educational establishments are joining forces in the so-called ‘triple helix’. This formula results in highly successful innovation environments that are vital to the Dutch economy. Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen is one such successful environment. With the opening of Center Court, designed by Ector Hoogstad Architects, another important step has been taken: the Campus now boasts a wide range of high-quality facilities in an inviting, accessible and representative complex.
Image Courtesy © Ector Hoogstad Architecten
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Article source: Mei architects and planners
Unique ‘Arts and Crafts’ facade for residential tower De Verkenner
A new residential tower completed on Churchilllaan in Kanaleneiland, Utrecht, will give a big impetus to the development of this typical post-war reconstruction district. The new 50-metre-tall building, designed by Mei architects and planners, acts as a gatekeeper to Kanaleneiland. The tower contains a mixed programme of housing: 71 private sector rental dwellings in the upper portion, 15 dwellings for autistic youths, and 9 live-work units in the base of the building.
Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch
- Architects: Mei architects and planners
- Project: De Verkenner
- Location: Al-Masoedilaan 2-142, Utrecht, Netherlands
- Photography: Jeroen Musch, Ossip van Duivenbode
- Software used: AutoCad
- Team Mei: Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Robert Platje, Michiel van Loon, Reinoud van der Zijde, Roy Wijte, Jelena Radonjic
- Client: Mitros, Utrecht
- Construction: Era Contour
- Structural engineer: PBT, Delft
- Building Physics: Peutz
- Fire safety: Peutz
- Cost consultant: Basalt Bouwadvies
- Realization: Oct 2014 – Apr 2016
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Article source: Diederendirrix architects
Clubhouse of Eindhoven hockey club Oranje-Rood opened: eye-catching, functional and sustainable
Diederendirrix architecture & urban development designed a striking pavilion for hockey club Oranje-Rood. The large canopy built from laminated wooden joists in a triangular grid, supported by a few pillars, is extraordinary. The structure extends from the outside into the inside and creates a special interior with an unobstructed view of the fields. This year, Oranje-Rood originated from a merger between the successful top-class sports club Oranje-Zwart (first division champions for the last three years) and recreational sports club EMHC. This new start called for a new, modern clubhouse.
Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix architects
- Architects: Diederendirrix architects (Jessica Sibbing)
- Project: Clubhouse hockey club Oranje-Rood Eindhoven
- Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Article source: HofmanDujardin
Dutch architectural firm, HofmanDujardin, introduces a revolutionary, life-enhancing urban strategy for the city of Amsterdam. “We live in Amsterdam and we love Amsterdam. It is a fabulous city, and we want to make it more fabulous,” says Michiel Hofman. Oamsterdam offers an innovative plan to connect the northern district to the rest of the city. Mirroring the form of the exiting half-circle of the north, we will create a circular path through the city, thus restoring Amsterdam’s historic connection to the water and opening up the Ij waterfront. The inner ring will be a vital new connection uniting areas of the city, bringing space and air to the historic, crowded centre.
Image Courtesy © A2 Studio
- Architects: HofmanDujardin (Sustainable urban strategy for Amsterdam)
- Project: Oamsterdam
- Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Visualizations: A2 Studio
- Team: Barbara Dujardin, Michiel Hofman and Arjen Aarnoudse
- Year: November 2016
Friday, October 21st, 2016
Article source: Lautenbag Architectuur
A sustainable and energy efficient luxurious barnhouse “Villa Hindeloopen” is located in Hindeloopen in the Netherlands, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by Friesian cows this development has been created from an existing house and small dairy barn.
Image Courtesy © Folkert Bleeker and Marc Henri Quere
- Architects: Lautenbag Architectuur
- Project: Villa Hindeloopen
- Location: Hindeloopen, Netherlands
- Photography: Folkert Bleeker and Marc Henri Quere
- Author: Diana Lautenbag
- Area: 4000 m2
- Project year: 2015
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Article source: Platowood B.V.
Six luxury villas has been built in holiday park Duynzoom. Plato Wood Fraké was used for cladding. The entire villa is covered with the same wooden slats. The villa is a reinterpretation of the Texel Sheep Boet. The design, by Studio JVM from Amsterdam, shows the stylish strength of wooden cladding.
Image Courtesy © Platowood B.V.
- Architects: Platowood B.V.
- Project: Holiday homes Duynzoom
- Location: Texel, Netherlands
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Article source: Kraaijvanger Architects
Museum Voorlinden Wassenaar opened its doors to the public. The museum, designed by Dirk Jan Postel, displays the modern and contemporary art collection of private collector Joop van Caldenborgh. Natural light and an abundance of space with a focus on the art are the essence of the design.
Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman
- Architects: Kraaijvanger Architects
- Project: Museum Voorlinden
- Location: Wassenaar, Netherlands
- Photography: Ronald Tilleman
Friday, September 30th, 2016
Article source: Studio Frank Havermans
This pavilion KAPKAR.SF-P7S is designed and built for a temporary Building Lab (BOUWLAB) organised by Stichting Fabrikaat. This foundation, based in the city of Nijmegen in the east of the Netherlands is specialised in organizing temporary place making projects. This summer they erected a small settlement along the new shaped river bank on the north side of the city to focus on alternative ways of building and living in a more self organised way and show it to a broader public. This client asked me to design a low budget pavilion meant to program discussions, forums, meetings, small scale exhibitions, lectures and other cultural events during the period of BOUWLAB. Specific wishes were that the pavilion should have a striking appearance, be demountable and transportable to their future location, project ‘GRID” in Nijmegen, that it would provide space for 50 people, and that enough daylight would enter the building. Another wish was that I should collaborate with a MCT, a new company that developed a clever building system called KNØP.
Image Courtesy © René de Wit architectuurfotografie
- Architects: Studio Frank Havermans
- Project: KAPKAR/ SF-P7S
- Location: Spiegelwaal, Nijmegen, Lent, Netherlands
- Photography: René de Wit architectuurfotografie
- Client: Stichting Fabrikaat Nijmegen
- Basic Construction: KNØP building system, Mesh Construction Technology, Elst
- Production: Studio Frank Havermans, Koos Schaart expeditions
- Funds: Mondriaan Fund, Bouwfonds Cultuurfonds, Municipality of Nijmegen
- Year: 2016