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Zalmplaat School Rotterdam in Netherlands by diederendirrix

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Article source: diederendirrix 

In the design of the new Zalmplaat School, the expressive and soft building volume is equipped with two floors with rounded corners, creating an all-round soft shape. Colourful letters and strips in combination with wavy movements of the frontage make a characteristic and expressive building; a school with a familiar yet personal and distinctive expression, recognisable for the children, teachers and neighbourhood.

Image Courtesy © diederendirrix

  • Architects: diederendirrix
  • Project: Zalmplaat School Rotterdam
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Matryoshka house in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Shift architecture urbanism

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Shift architecture urbanism

Matryoskha House transforms an early 20th century townhouse into two high-end apartments by radically opening it up. Situated in the center of Rotterdam, the house was in a derelict state due the previous owner’s conversion of it into a sub-standard workers’ hotel. Bothered by the neglect, a neighbor acquired the property and gave Shift architecture urbanism the commission to give it an extreme makeover.

Image Courtesy © NoortjeKnulst

  • Architects: Shift architecture urbanism
  • Project: Matryoshka house
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: NoortjeKnulst
  • Team: Thijs van Bijsterveldt , Oana Rades, Harm Timmermans, Thomas Grievink, Sara Frikech
  • Partner: Makina
  • Structural engineer: B2CO
  • Construction: 13 Speciaal
  • Interior construction: 13 Speciaal Metal cupboards, Ben Werkt Kitchen
  • Interior: DaphnaLaurens, FabriekNL, Intrigue collection, Michael Schoner, Os Δ Oos, Palau, Truly Truly
  • Year: 2017

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Casa Kwantes in Rotterdam, Netherlands by MVRDV

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: MVRDV 

Casa Kwantes bases itself around the clients’ desire for seclusion and privacy, whilst having a maximum of daylight and open living spaces. From the road, the bare brick wall offers only a partial glimpse into the property and family life through an opening of the white brickwork façade – a subtle indented entrance leading into an initially dark and enclosed entrance hall. In contrast, the reverse of the property completely opens up to the south with curved windows following the entire winding façade wrapped around a central olive tree.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Casa Kwantes
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Frans de Witte, Herman Gaarman, Arjen Ketting and Brygida Zawadzka
  • Engineer: IMd, NL
  • Installations: Techniplan, NL
  • Contractor: Villabouw Mattone, NL
  • Glass Façade: IFS Building Systems, NL
  • Interiors: DK Projects, BE
  • Size & Programme: 480m2 private residence
  • Year: 2014 – 2016

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skinnySCAR in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman  

The skinnySCAR project of architect couple Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman shows how forgotten empty spaces in the city can be used. Each city has neglected spaces like this, that are unused and underrated. These gaps can be upgraded to complete the urban fabric, while giving it a boost and creating possibilities for new forms of urban living for the adventurous ones. As young designers, Gwendolyn and Marijn are not limited by design traditions and conventions, and they saw the potential and challenge of a narrow gap with extreme proportions in an old Rotterdam neighborhood. In 2012 the process to convince the landowners to sell the narrow plot started, so they could develop it into their own home. After a short construction period of only 4 months in 2015/2016, the contractor left them an unfinished structure. They’ve been finishing the entire interior themselves since then and their design ideas are becoming manifest.

Image Courtesy © Marijn Boterman and Gwendolyn Huisman

  • Architects: Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman
  • Project: skinnySCAR
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Vray, Adobe Photoshop
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode, Vincent van Dordrecht, Marijn Boterman, Gwendolyn Huisman
  • Area: 140 m2
  • Period: Initiation 2012, Construction 2015-2016, Interior 2016-2017

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Kraton 230 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Mei architects and planners

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Mei architects and planners

The new headquarters of regional radio and television station RTV Rijnmond is phase 4a in the redevelopment of the Schiecentrale on Lloydstraat in Rotterdam. The building, which houses not only RTV Rijnmond but also other firms, forms the heart of the audio-visual sector in Rotterdam along with Schiecentrale, the 25kV building, STROOM hotel and restaurant, and the new building of phase 4b.

Image Courtesy © Mei architects and planners

  • Architects: Mei architects and planners
  • Project: Kraton 230
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Rotterdam City Development Corporation Rotterdam
  • Construction cost: € 10,000,000
  • Programme: 10,000 m2
  • Completion: 2007

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Fenix I – Loft apartments on top of a warehouse in Rotterdam, Netherlands by mei architects and planners

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: mei architects and planners 

In the summer of 2013 Mei architects and planners won the architect selection procedure for the design of the new volume and the redevelopment of the Fenix I warehouse..

The Fenix warehouses, located opposite Hotel New York and the Rijnhaven Bridge, were built in 1922 in Katendrecht, Rotterdam. Previously called the San Francisco warehouse, the structure has two levels with floor heights of six metres, and was originally 360 metres in length.

Image Courtesy © Mei & WAX

  • Architects: mei architects and planners
  • Project: Fenix I – Loft apartments on top of a warehouse
  • Location: Veerlaan / Rijnhaven Rotterdam NL
  • Photography:  Mei & WAX
  • Client: Heijmans Vastgoed
  • Team Mei architects and planners: Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Michiel van Loon, Robert Platje, Roy Wijte, Riemer Postma, Ruben Aalbersberg, Kasia Domachowska, Adriaan Smidt, Rutger Kuipers, Rob reintjes, Danijel Gavranovic, King Chaichana, Johan van Es
  • Area: 8.500 m2 commercial, cultural & culinary / ca. 9.000 m2 parking / ca. 23.000 m2 loft apartments

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De Bank in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by KAAN Architecten

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Article source: KAAN Architecten 

KAAN Architecten has moved to a new office, marking a page-turn for the expanding architectural practice. The new location is in the heart of Rotterdam, situated along the Maas river, just a few meters from the iconic Erasmus bridge and the firm’s awardwinning project Education Center at Erasmus Medical Center University. The project has transformed 1.400 sqm of the former premises of De Nederlandsche Bank into KAAN’s new open-space headquarters, which encompasses more than 80 workspaces.

Image Courtesy © Simone Bossi

Image Courtesy © Simone Bossi

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio)
  • Project: De Bank
  • Location: Boompjes 255, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Simone Bossi and Casper Rila
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Suite and Rhinoceros
  • Project team: Beatrice Bagnara, Dennis Bruijn, Marten Dashorst, Luuk Dietz, Giuseppe Mazzaglia
  • Contractor: Pleijsier Bouw
  • Construction advisor: Pieters Bouwtechniek
  • Water + Electrical installations: Van Panhuis
  • GFA: 1.400 sqm
  • Design phase: February – March 2016
  • Construction phase: April – September 2016

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De Gouverneur in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Architectuur MAKEN

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: Architectuur MAKEN

Though Rotterdam – with its high-rise and modern developments – feels like a pretty dense city, there are still empty plots in the city center. These are the result of the ambitious post-war plans in between old houses. The gaps in between old and new are often left open, which are potential locations for small buildings. The local-government stimulates initiatives for such small scale projects. We started to bike around the city to find a plot in our favorite neighborhood and we took a close look to possible locations and the regulations that comply. About 2 years ago [sept 2014] we laid eyes on this very location, and we contacted the local-government with an email questioning: can we build here? Followed by a reply: Yes, please! The contractor started building in March 2016 and finished in July 2016.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: Architectuur MAKEN (Ferry in ‘t Veld)
  • Project: De Gouverneur
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode

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The Rotterdam Suite in The Netherlands by 123DV

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: 123DV 

What would you expect, when entering a 250 m2 loft at De Rotterdam, the biggest building of The Netherlands, (designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas), at the height of 143 meters, on the 43rd floor? Rotterdam seen from the air shows the omnipresence of water flowing through the city centre. The 25 meter total glass façade stretching from floor to ceiling, offers you a view of the Maas river, flowing through the city towards the Rotterdam harbour. You will look down upon the Erasmus Bridge (designed by UN Studio), the Markthal (designed by MVRDV), the city centre, Delft and on a clear day even The Hague is part of the view.

Image Courtesy © Hannah Anthonysz

Image Courtesy © Hannah Anthonysz

  • Architects: 123DV
  • Project: The Rotterdam Suite
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Hannah Anthonysz
  • Design Team: Samaneh Rezvani, Liong Lie, Silke Roerig, Rajiv Sewtahal, Jasper Polak
  • Completion: 2015

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Dreamhouse in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by KAAN Architecten

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Article source: KAAN Architecten 

With Dreamhouse, the new life that lies dormant in the old Modernism of the Lijnbaan has been extrapolated. A new Modernism, with a variegation of volumes and nuances of colour and light, seems to have been the right catalyst to reawaken the Lijnbaan’s élan.

The skilfully renovated building, housing jewellers Schaap en Citroen and fashion retailer COS on the corner of Karel Doormanstraat and Kruiskade, is the result of a well-balanced design that is based on both past intentions and present ambitions. Optimistic investment has brought about sparkle where decline had become apparent. Within a strategy of sustainable renewal, closed off facades and shop fronts have been reopened with architectural ingenuity.

Image Courtesy © Sebastian van Damme

Image Courtesy © Sebastian van Damme

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten
  • Project: Dreamhouse
  • Location: Karel Doormanstraat 278, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Frank Hartwijk and Sebastian van Damme
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and Rhinoceros
  • Client: Manhave Kruiskade B.V.
  • Project Team: Luca Baialardo, Timo Cardol, Aksel Coruh, Luuk Dietz, Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Antonia Rief
  • GFA: 1.050sqm
  • Design: 2009
  • Completion: May 2013

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