Posts Tagged ‘The Netherlands’
Sunday, June 10th, 2012
Article source: HVDN/Studioninedots
At a unique location in Amsterdam, between the old town and the IJ-lake and next to Central Station, The Oosterdokseiland (ODE) is situated. Here, more than 200,000 square feet of modern architecture with a special mix of functions will be realized: housing, offices, a hotel, a library, a conservatorium, shops, bars and restaurants. For this dynamic place HVDN/Studioninedots designed a residential building with restaurants and a department store in the plinth. The building was recently completed and is characterised by a ‘chasm’, the specific shape of the apartments and the luxurious finish.
Image Courtesy Peter Cuypers
- Architects: HVDN / Studioninedots
- Project: Residential Building ODE ready for use
- Location: Oosterdokskade, Amstedam, The Netherlands
- Client: Bouwfonds MAB Den Haag
- Type: 28 apartments and mixed-use development
- Plot: 540 m
- FSI: 11
- Building costs: apartments € 7.400.000,- / total € 9.400.000,-
- Design-completion: 2001-2012
- Design team: Albert Herder, Arie v.d Neut
- Project team: Stijn de Jongh
- Engineering: Jean-Marc Saurer
- Sustainebility: Uta Ehrhardt
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Article source: Mecanoo architecten
The district of Sterrenburg is located on the south side of Dordrecht and was largely built during the 1960s and 1970s. It is a sizable district with 21,000 residents and a generous share of parks, gardens and other green areas; it is also very close to the historical natural conservancy areas on the ‘Island’ of Dordrecht. The new building for KIEM will be built on the northern edge of the area on the De Sitterstraat. The school’s joint name covers five separate branches of education, care and medical science. De Vlij is a ‘Mytyl’ school for children with a physical disability or multiple disabilities, the Blije Gaarde, a school for children with serious learning issues and the Dordtse Buitenschool for children with long-term illnesses.
- Architects: Mecanoo architecten
- Project: KIEM onderwijs met zorg
- Location: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
- Design: 2010-2011
- Execution: 2011-2013
- Client: SPON, Dordrecht
- Project management: ICS Adviseurs, Amsterdam
- Structural engineer: JVZ Raadgevend Ingenieursburo bv, Deventer
- Mechanical engineer: DHV, Den Haag
- Electrical engineer: DHV, Den Haag
- Building costs consultant: Bremen Bouwadviseurs b.v., Rotterdam
- Program: 5,322 m² school for separate branches of education (multiple disabilities, long-term illnesses and learning issues), care and medical science, including preschool and after-school activities and sports facilities.
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Article source: Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
De Scheybeek rises in the inner dunes near Heemskerk. The lower reaches of the stream, made visible in the park, culminates in the Noordzeelanaal. The natural level of the brook lies about 30 cm. above ground level, approximately one metre above the level of the ditches in the surrounding polder. This artificial situation offers opportunities for nature and recreation, as well as being the starting point for the park design. The brook has been staged together with the new pedestrian and bicycle paths in the extended spaces in the park. A game of meeting and disappearing takes place between the visitor and the stream.
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Article source: Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
In its earliest phase, at the start of the 1970s, construction activity in ‘new town’ Nieuwegein concentrated on its residential areas. Around when the city centre was about to have its turn, the economic climate offered little space for financing. The result was an introverted, cheap-looking shopping mall. Like many other ‘new towns’, Nieuwegein now faces the task of transforming the old shopping mall into a new vibrant heart. The structure inherited from the 1970s is to be subjected to a comprehensive revision.
Floral pattern and green islands
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Article source: U Architects
This family which wanted to build this house was motivated by the change of their living situation and wanted to express this also in their new house. The two children of this family wanted to have their own living surrounding but also wanted to be in close contact with the parents. On the other hand the parents wanted to have more private zones in the new house but also be in close contact with their children.
Every floor of the house had to have an overview of the surrounding. In a certain way the new house is a translation of the family situation which is undergoing a transformation like many other families in the Netherlands.
West and south facade
- Architects: U Architects
- Project: Split View
- Location: Voorste Akkerweg 2, Mierlo – Hout, The Netherlands
- Delivered: February 2012
- Building costs: 299.000 euro inclusive VAT
- Gross floor area: 250 m2
- Type: One freestanding family house
- Contractor: Jansen&Vis
- Advisor construction: Vervest Constructief
- Advisor HVAC: Volantis
- Architecture photographer: Daan Dijkmeijer
- Client : Family van Renterghem, which made this project financially possible.
- Founders and owners of UArchitects: Misak Terzibasiyan & Emile van Vugt
Friday, May 11th, 2012
Article source: SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTS
Tuinstede is the last of three new blocks that have been built in the Noordstrook, north of Delflandplein in the Amsterdam district New West. The urban design for the Noordstrook is made by Snitker/Borst Architects. In order to increase the density of the neighbourhood the existing modernist open strip building plan will be replaced by three urban closed blocks with large communal courtyards. One of the streets will remain without cars and will be arranged as a playground for children. The urban design will be executed in two phases. Recently the first phase was finished. In a second phase the U-shaped blocks will be completed to closed blocks. The three blocks are designed by Dick van Gameren, ANA and Snitker/Borst Architects, respectively.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Roos Aldershoff)
- Architect: SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTS
- Name of Project: Tuinstede
- Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Client urban design: Far West, Stadsdeel Nieuw-West
- Client architectural design: De Principaal, Amvest
- Design team urban design: Leen Borst, Mark Snitker, Maha Rahal, Louise Thompson, Mehrdad Mashaie, Sonja Stockmarr
- Software used: Vectorworks
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
Henning Larsen Architects and Dutch Van den Berg Groep have won first prize in an international competition for a 16,000 m2 theatre building that will also comprise the entrance to the zoological park in Emmen, the Netherlands. The well-known Dutch architecture companies MVRDV and Mecanoo also participated in the competition.
- Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
- Name of Project: New theatre landmark for Emmen Zoo in the Netherlands
- Location: Emmen, the Netherlands
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Article source: HVE architecten
Situated in Leidschenveen, the youngest district of The Hague, four apartment blocks have been designed by HVE architecten. One of the blocks is social housing; the others are regular housing designed for senior citizens. The initial urban plan of a long, consecutive strip of apartments was redesigned in order to create a visual connection between the separate park areas on either side of the building lot. As a result, four apartment blocks of four and five storeys were designed with a total of 81 apartments.
View from public park across the street at night (Images Courtesy Christiane Wirth)
- Architect: HVE architecten
- Project: Senior Housing De Dijken 10, Den Haag
- Location: Leidschenveen, The Netherlands
- Project Team: Gerrit van Es, Sascha van Esch, Lia Tuijt
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Article source: WHIM architecture
Villa BH is a modern, (environment) friendly house with a remarkable experience of space, light and the natural context.
The villa is positioned on a rectangular plot of 34,75 x 50m, that is enclosed at 3 sides with similar plots and freestanding houses. On the back (north east) of the plot there’s an old embankment with several tall trees, which existence is protected by local regulations. From the living program; the kitchen, dining area and living are all orientated on this embankment with the large trees. Here the villa has a façade width of 20 meters.
Garden Facade from garden house
- Architect: WHIM architecture
- Name of Project: Villa BH
- Location: Zeeland, the Netherlands
Friday, April 13th, 2012
Article source: diederendirrix architects
Haarlem’s pop music venue consists of a foyer and a large auditorium stacked on top of a smaller one so that the program fits neatly into the designated space. An internal street for loading and unloading runs through the building and activity there is fully visible to visitors. This is appropriate for a cultural institution such as this where, other than in the theatre or concert hall, there is no strict separation between front and back stage. Here, a night out means more than just attending a concert and for this reason, emphasis is placed on the visual relationships and routes through the building.
Front View (Images Courtesy Arthur Bagen)
- Architect: diederendirrix architects
- Name of Project: Patronaat
- Location: Haarlem, the Netherlands
- Area: 4.100 m2
- Realized: June 2005
- Photographs: Arthur Bagen
- Software used: Autocad 2011 in combination with SketchUp