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The 4th Gymnasium in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects 

In the first energy-neutral district of Amsterdam, the Houthavens, we designed the 4th Gymnasium. An energy-neutral secondary school that accommodates about 800 students. The school functions as the entrance of the new district. The Houthavens had an industrial role for years and will transform into a vibrant district with several islands in the upcoming years. A great variety of buildings and residents will take their place here. The 4th Gymnasium serves as a herald for the further developments of this area.

Image Courtesy © Sónia Arrepia

Image Courtesy © Sónia Arrepia

  • Architects: Paul de Ruiter Architects (Paul de Ruiter & Noud Paes, Richard Buijs, Lionel Nascimento Gomes, Raymond van Sabben, Marieke Sijm)
  • Project: The 4th Gymnasium
  • Location: Archangelweg 4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Sónia Arrepia
  • Software used: Rhino, Sketchup with a Sefaira update and AutoCAD
  • Client: City of Amsterdam
  • User: Esprit Scholengroep / The 4th Gymnasium
  • Project team: Bobby de Graaf, Laura van de Pol, Willem, Jan Landman
  • Engineer: Van Rossum
  • Installations: Ingenieursburo Linssen
  • Building physics: LBP sight
  • Construction costs: bbn adviseurs
  • Project management: PMB gemeente Amsterdam
  • Contractor: Dura Vermeer

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House of Rolf in Utrecht, The Netherlands by Studio Rolf.fr and Niek Wagemans

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Article source: Studio Rolf.fr

Introduction 

‘House of Rolf’ is an ambitious transformation of a late nineteenth century coach house into a spectacular home and workspace. What is truly unique about this project is that all the materials used to carry out this transformation originated from a demolished office building that was located next to the coach house. The care and meticulous way in which these materials were reapplied can be witnessed in the end result. ‘House of Rolf’ is proof that waste can be turned into something beautiful. 

Image Courtesy © Christel Derksen & Rolf Bruggink

Image Courtesy © Christel Derksen & Rolf Bruggink

  • Architects: Studio Rolf.fr and Niek Wagemans
  • Project: House of Rolf
  • Location: 1e korte Baanstraat 7, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Christel Derksen & Rolf Bruggink
  • Client: Rolf Bruggink en Yffi van den Berg
  • Surface: 230 m2
  • Date design: January 2012
  • Start building: January 2013
  • Completion: July 2016

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Het Kielzog Cultural and Municipal Complex in Hoogezand, The Netherlands by De Zwarte Hond

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: De Zwarte Hond 

The Municipality of Hoogezand-Sappemeer has been given a single, prominent, public building in which a theatre, an arts centre, a library and the town hall are accommodated. In the dynamic heart of this Dutch municipality citizens are served a wide palette of services, information, education, culture and recreation. Existing elements, such as the theatre auditorium, dating back to the 1980s, are re-used in the new development. The adjacent town hall, at the moment still in an outdated state, will ultimately undergo a complete transformation. In the meantime the existing premises and the new build function as a single entity. The connecting, central street forms a temporary solution to the gaps in the present infrastructure. Both in terms of use, as well as technological exploitation and urban design, the new central building has great advantages for Hoogezand-Sappemeer.

Realised Phase 1 with existing town hall premises to the left, Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

Realised Phase 1 with existing town hall premises to the left, Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

  • Architects: De Zwarte Hond
  • Project: Het Kielzog Cultural and Municipal Complex 
  • Location: Hoogezand, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Michel Kievits
  • Client: Municipality of Hoogezand-Sappemeer
  • Area: Total 9250 m2 – Phase 1: 5.100 m2 & Phase 2: 4.150 m2
  • Year: Phase 1 : 2013 – 2016 / Phase 2: To be determined

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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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Flemish Barn Bolberg in Bavel, The Netherlands by Arend Groenewegen Architect

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Article source: Arend Groenewegen Architect

Tucked away in the country side town of Breda, the Netherlands, sits a renovated old ‘flemish barn’ converted into an office. Developed by dutch firm arend groenewegen architect, the structure takes the ingredients of the original architecture form which consists of the wooden construction, low black facade and large thatched roof; and transforms it into a functioning work space. When the owner decided to stop his livestock business, the use of the existing barn built in the 1800, originally used for storage of hay and equipment needed a new vision. The renovation of the structure was in breach of the applicable zoning where the plot was designated as an ‘agricultural building block. The municipality changed the purpose of the area allowing an office to function in the space.

Image Courtesy © Arend Groenewegen Architect

Image Courtesy © Arend Groenewegen Architect

  • Architects: Arend Groenewegen Architect
  • Project: Flemish Barn Bolberg
  • Location: Bavel, The Netherlands
  • Constructed: 1800
  • Renovated: 2009
  • Surface: 280m2

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De Opmaat extended school in Arnhem, The Netherlands by AHH

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: AHH 

De Opmaat, an extended school located where a meadow landscape meets the outskirts of Arnhem, houses a primary school, a nursery, a playgroup and a gym. The building has sloping roofs, staggered in relation to one another, with stairways, tribune steps, rooflights and roof vegetation. The form fits in with the surrounding area. Thanks to the green on the roofs, the view of the landscape from the houses on the other side remains intact. The glazed frontage on the north side refers to the nearby glasshouses.

Image Courtesy © Herman van Doorn

Image Courtesy © Herman van Doorn

  • Architects: AHH
  • Project: De Opmaat extended school
  • Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ellen Tijben, Herman van Doorn, Herman Hertzberger, René de Wit
  • Area: 3,230 m2
  • Year: 2004-2007

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Pied a Terre in Leiden, The Netherlands by 8A Architects

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Article source: 8A Architects

Assignment

The assignment involves the transformation of a labourer’s house into a ‘pied a terre’ in Leiden for a Dutch family living in Paris. The clients wanted to give the relatively small house of 76m2 as much space and light as possible.

Image Courtesy © 8A Architects

Image Courtesy © 8A Architects

 

  • Architects: 8A Architects
  • Project: Pied a Terre
  • Location: Leiden, The Netherlands

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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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MFA Zichtwei in Barendrecht, The Netherlands by Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten

The newly build multifunctional accommodation (MFA) Zichtwei is the closing piece of the education campus in Barendrecht (just South of Rotterdam). The term MFA is commonly used in The Netherlands for a combination of occupants sharing one multi-functional building. In the MFA Zichtwei two schools are sharing the available class rooms, a sports hall is included and a youth center occupies offices and an event space. The sports hall is daily occupied by the school and can also be used by neighborhood associations during evenings as a separate entrance is designed.

Image Courtesy © Menno Emmink

Image Courtesy © Menno Emmink

  • Architects: Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten
  • Project: MFA Zichtwei
  • Location: Haarspitwei 9 2992 ZB Barendrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Menno Emmink
  • Software used: AutoCad and Revit
  • Client: Municipality of Barendrecht
  • Lead project architect: Siebold Nijenhuis
  • Technical detailing: Broekbakema
  • Structural engineer: Van Rossum Advisory Engineers b.v.
  • Installation advisor: Vintis installatieadviseurs
  • Contractor: WBC Bouwgroep / Bussman Winterswijk B.V
  • Surface: 2.300 m2
  • Completion: May 2016

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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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