Posts Tagged ‘The Netherlands’
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Article source: Wiel Arets Architects
The IJhal is a recently completed pedestrian passageway situated within Amsterdam’s central train station, on its the northern, waterside–which abuts the river it’s named for, the IJ. The central station has been under continuous construction, for approximately the last decade, as the city spearheaded a total transformation of the original nineteenth century building, by expanding it below, above, and at its rear, in order to accommodate the city’s growing population, and increasing number of tourists. A major portion of the station’s renovation and expansion is related to the soon to-be opened ‘North-South’ metro line–which is set to run along that axis of the city, and for the first time, enable one of the city’s metro lines to cross under the river IJ, at the back of the city’s train station. Amsterdam’s central train station is thus a confluence point for its many taxis, metro lines, trams, trains, and infinite cyclists, in addition to being a loading point for the IJ’s ferry-boat traffic; it is a major node of pedestrian and public transportation movement in Amsterdam.
Image Courtesy © WIEL ARETS ARCHITECTS
- Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
- Project: Ijhal in Amsterdam
- Location: Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Client: NS Poort, Ontwikkeling BV
- Consultants: Deerns Raadgevende, Ingenieurs BV
- Project team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Freyke Hartemink, Joris van den Hoogen
- Collaborators: Rob Willemse, Bruno Ebersbach, Joana Varela, Roel van der Zeeuw, Thorsten Schneider, Jochem Homminga, Ramon Alvarez Roa, Ole Hallier, Raymond van Sabben, Nikolas von Schwabe, Janosch Welzien, Steffen Winkler, Marco Leite Velho, Itziar Quiros
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Article source: concrete
The first Zoku is now open for business in the heart of Amsterdam. The new workmeetsplay hotel concept has been created for the global nomad. Zoku creates a new category – a homeoffice hybrid, also suitable for long stays, with the services of a hotel and the social buzz of a thriving neighbourhood.
Image Courtesy © ewout huibers
- Architects: concrete
- Project: Zoku Amsterdam
- Location: weesperstraat 105, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Photography: ewout huibers
- Project team: rob wagemans, maarten de geus, ulrike lehner, ayca dogan, bart de beer, murk wymenga, sofie ruytenberg, femke zumbrink, jolijn vonk, cathelijne vreugdenhil, matthijs hombergen, jeroen vester, paula gäbel, joyce kelder, erik van dillen
- Concept development: Zoku in collaboration with concrete
- Total area: 5,800 m2
- Duration construction: 18 months
- Opening: may 2016
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Article source: KOSSMANN.DEJONG
Kossmann.dejong designs the new Canon of Dutch History exhibition in the Holland Open Air Museum, Arnhem
The Canon of Dutch History, the list of 50 topics that summarises Dutch history, comes to life as a new permanent exhibition in the Holland Open Air Museum in Arnhem. Housed in the refurbished entrance pavilion designed by Mecanoo, Kossmann.dejong’s design is imagined as a multimedia film set. The theatrical combination of physical, interactive and audio-visual media with unique collection presentations results in an engaging and fascinating visual narrative. The carefully reconstructed spatial collage of historic icons is interwoven with stories from everyday people, giving visitors an in-depth experience of the past from today’s perspective.
Image Courtesy © Kossmann.dejong
- Architects: KOSSMANN.DEJONG ( Mecanoo )
- Project: Canon of Dutch History
- Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands
- Client: Holland Open Air Museum
- General concept and content: XPEX
- Project management: Joep Schellekens
- Concept/design AV: Redrum
- Concept/ design interactives: IJsfontein
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Article source: LEVS ARCHITECTEN
In accord with the philosophy of contractor De Nijs, LEVS produced a pure design, with the kind of detailed craftsmanship that only De Nijs dares to take up, and with wooden window frames that embody the contracting company’s own clarity and robustness.
Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten
- Architects: LEVS ARCHITECTEN
- Project: Office De Nijs
- Location: Warmenhuizen, The Netherlands
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Article source: UArchitects
This a unique sustainable and digital school in the Netherlands.
Two existing schools in two neighbouring locations in Maastricht are merging into a new school on a new location in that city. This particular location was chosen to strengthen the weak social structure of the two neighbourhoods and to introduce a new digital education system to learn also more about the environment, nature and sustainability. Even the playground outside has different zones to help children (re)discover nature and explore their world by means of experiments or to build and test objects.
Image Courtesy © UArchitects
- Architects: UArchitects
- Project: IKC de Geluksvogel
- Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
- Software used: Autodesk
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Article source: Eek en Dekkers (Piet Hein Eek Architecture)
In June 2014 we were asked to devise a plan for the renovation of a historic farmhouse (1904) in the Friesian town of Woudsend. The client wanted to turn it into a vibrant meeting place, in which the handicrafts and food from the surrounding area play a central role. The milk and meat come from the Friesian cow, the flour from the mill in the village, the wood from the adjacent mill and you can catch your own eel and smoke it in the smokehouse down the road.
Friday, September 29th, 2017
Article source: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
The Netherlands has an excellent reputation in the international world of science. Ector Hoogstad Architecten has won commissions to design many new buildings in Dutch universities and research institutes in recent years. DIFFER, the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, is the latest in the series. The building will be officially opened on 19 November.
Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof
- Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
- Project: Differ Eindhoven
- Location: De Zaale 20, 5612 AJ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Photography: Petra Appelhof
- Client: FOM DIFFER
- Project team: Joost Ector, Max Pape, Koen Klijn, Ralph Sijstermans, Koert Hougee, Arja Hoogstad, Rena Logara, Joost vander Linden, Hetty Mommersteeg, Marco Verroen
- Construction management: Aronsohn raadgevende adviseurs
- Installation consultants: Deerns raadgevende adviseurs bv
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Article source: MVRDV
In twenty years, the Zuidas area of Amsterdam has developed into the Netherlands main international business centre, which resulted in a reduced focus on residential interests. The development of Valley is part of the city’s ambition to correct this by transforming the area into a more liveable and complete urban quarter, welcoming large amounts of residents and additional public facilities to the area over the next decade.
Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Valley
- Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
Article source: Ruud Visser Architectuur
Voordorp is a neighbourhood in Utrecht. The area was designed in the 90’s by several architects. Responsible for the supervision was the architect Theo Bos. He won the Rietveld prize for architecture for his urban scheme. Characteristically for the scheme is the small-scaled structure with many corners, gardens, entrances and a lot of new extensions which fit quite well in the architecture of the area.
Image Courtesy © Ruud Visser Architectuur
- Architects: Ruud Visser Architectuur
- Project: Home extension Steve Bikostraat Utrecht
- Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Article source: Denkkamer architectuur & onderzoek
The initiators developed a process in which spent mushroom compost from mushroom cultivation is upgraded and turned into a valuable soil improver. They do this by biologically drying spent mushroom compost in so-called tunnels. By adding a small amount of concentrated manure, a popular soil improver rich in nitrogen, phosphate and potassium is created. The spent mushroom compost is not only upgraded to a popular soil improver but it is also made lighter in specific weight. As a result, fewer freight transports are needed to deliver the product. A large amount of heat is released naturally during the biological drying process. This heat is used to provide the neighbouring existing mushroom nurseries with heat and consequently natural gas-fuelled boilers are no longer required. The surplus heat is distributed to nearby crop growers.
Image Courtesy © Denkkamer architectuur & onderzoek