Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands’
Friday, January 6th, 2017
Article source: VVKH architecten
House in dune landscape
A dense forest opens to a dune valley. Sunlight casts shadows of branches and leaves against tree trunks. In the distance, a golfer walks through the empty surreal landscape. This unique environment – trees, light and dunes – influences the design of “villa Meijendel” in such a way as if it has sculpted the house.
Image Courtesy © Ronald Knappers
- Architects: VVKH architecten (Thomas Gillet)
- Project: Villa Meijendel
- Location: Doornweg 4, Wassenaar 2243 GS, Netherlands
- Photography: Ronald Knappers
- Design: Ronald Knappers
- Team: Ronald Knappers, Mark Verdoold, Hans Schepman
- Interior design: Same-D
- Landscape architect: West 8, Adriaan Geuze
- Structural engineer: Breed Integraal Ontwerp
- Advisor: ingenieursbureau Halmos
- Building contractor: bouwbedrijf Kon
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects
Amsterdam is, today, a major european city consolidated on an important architectural tradition. A strong sense of identity and belonging is very characteristic of both the city and the country -defined by its permanent fight between the sea and the territory conquered to it- and that reflects on a generalized concern over the quality of public spaces and their collective enjoyment.
Hence, the Amsterdam Children’s Playschool starting point was the idea of having a children daycare center as a device to qualify an abandoned public space.
Designed over an abandoned dock, this proposal combines classrooms with exterior patios, with different uses and diverse degrees of privacy (some more public functioning as plazas, others semi-private with flexible uses, others totally private for the exclusive use of the daycare center).
Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects
- Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects (Tiago do Vale)
- Project: Amsterdam Children’s Playschool
- Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Project Team: Tiago do Vale, Kamila Legat
- Competition: Amsterdam Children’s Playschool Competition
- Organization: Archmedium
- Construction Area: 1350 m2
- Project Year: 2016
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Article source: Joris Verhoeven Architectuur
House Riel Estate completed in 2014 is located in a new residential development in the small village Riel near the town Tilburg. The property conforms with its archetypal main structure and materialization with the rural character of the village and the surrounding countryside; a main building with a gable roof, rural hand-molded bricks and heavy oak doors.
Image Courtesy © John van Groenedaal
Friday, December 23rd, 2016
Article source: Design Erick van Egeraat
The Erick van Egeraat office tower is part of an expressive high rise urban development, south of Amsterdam, named Zuid As. Located in the proximity of the city centre and with direct access to the urban network of public transport and highways, the project incorporates the potential of this unique location. The ambitious programming of a lively, high-density mixture of offices, housing, retail and public space, designed by nine international architects, all contribute to an exceptional development of metropolitan scale.
Image Courtesy © J Collingridge
- Architects: Design Erick van Egeraat
- Project: The Rock
- Location: Ámsterdam, Netherlands
- Photography: J Collingridge, Christian Richters
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
Article source: Wiegerinck architectuur en stedenbouw
Invitation to innovate
In the design for the new incubator and multi-tenant building on the university campus in Wageningen, start-ups and knowledge-intensive technological businesses in the agro and food sectors will have a place for research and open innovation.
‘Plus Ultra’ means ‘there will always be unchartered territory to be discovered and explored’ (see footnote) and symbolizes the commitment to continuous innovation.
Image Courtesy © Kim Zwarts
- Architects: Wiegerinck architectuur en stedenbouw
- Project: PLVS VLTRA
- Location: Wageningen university and research center, Netherlands
- Photography: Kim Zwarts
- Software used: SketchUp, Revit, Autocad, Photoshop, InDesign
- Lead Architects: Bert Muijres, Roy Pype, Tim Loeters
- Client: Kadans Science Partner
- Contractor: Hendriks Bouwbedrijf
- Constructions advisor: Archimedes
- Advisor installations: Van Looy Group
- Landscape architecture: Poelmans Reesink
- Constructions: Goudstikker de Vries
- Technical Installations: Schrijvers Electrotechniek
- BEEAM advisor: C2N
- Physics: Peutz
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 7600
- Completion Year: 2016
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