Posts Tagged ‘The Netherlands’
Saturday, January 14th, 2012
Article source: Zecc Architects
RESIDENTIAL CHURCH UTRECHT
In the Netherlands there are hundreds of empty churches. Since 1970 more than 1000 churches are closed by church communities. More than 1/3 was demolished and half of the Catholic churches were thrown down. The coming years another 1000 churches will lose their original function. Fewer people go to church and the costs for conservation are no longer affordable. Fortunately, demolition is less common nowadays, partly because churches are often on the monuments list. Re-use is the only way to prevent long-lasting vacancy or demolition. The purpose of the Re-use of the St-Jakobuskerk was to revalue the dignified monument with little interventions as possible.
Images Courtesy Frank Hanswijk
- Architect: Zecc Architects
- Project name: Residential church XL
- Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Program: Converted church into a residence Utrecht
- Photographer: Frank Hanswijk
Saturday, January 7th, 2012
Article source: Shift Architecture Urbanism
Dutch firm Shift A+U is the winner of a first prize, two second prizes and a third prize in the competition for an eco retail development, the Groene Kamer, in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
The aim of the development is to create a new type of country estate where eco-retail, nature and recreation are brought together in an innovative way. A place where city and countryside meet, both physically and programmatically.
- Architects: Shift Architecture Urbanism
- Project: TOPOS Eco-Retail Development Proposal
- Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
- Team Shift: Thijs van Bijsterveldt, Oana Rades, Harm Timmermans, Pieter Heymans, Laura Fassio
- Advisor: ABT
- Visualisations: A2 studio
- Design Masterplan: .Fabric & LOLA
- Client: Landgoed De Groene Kamer
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Article source: 24H architecture
In the area Hatert, on the edge of the city of Nijmegen, the housing corporations Portaal and Talis organize a great renewal operation. Most of the current housing does not comply with contemporary standards or needs a substantial make over.
For this operation the city of Nijmegen worked in cooperation with the office of Khandekar towards a masterplan in which most of the present houses are renovated or renewed. Besides this upgrading, the open areas in the neighbourhood will be filled with several new housing projects.
Image Courtesy Boris Zeisser
- Architects: 24H architecture
- Project: Housing Hatert
- Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands
- Client: Portaal Nijmegen
- Construction: Adams
- Installation: Uticon Installatieadvies
- Contractor: Giesbers-Wijchen Bouw BV
- Programm: 72 appartments, health center
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
Article source: 123DV
Floating from time to time
Villa Veth is a modern, customized villa, a private residence for a family of four. It is situated on a large parcel of land by a forest near the idyllic town of Hattem in the eastern part of the Netherlands.
The driveway on the entrance side leads to a carport situated below the house. This places the cars out of sight and gives the impression of the house partially hovering. It is a simple architectural approach with a great visual effect. The house looks sleek and abstract on the outside, but has a warm and cozy interior.
Front View (Images Courtesy Christiaan de Bruijne)
- Architect: Liong Lie – 123DV
- Name of Project: Villa Veth
- Location: Hattem, The Netherlands
- Design Team: Berry van Empel, Andrea Sollazzo, Robin Rook
- Contractor: Building company Felix
- Photography: Christiaan de Bruijne
- Software used: AutoCAD and Cinema 4D
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Article source: SPRIKK
Sprikk designed a new working environment for consulting agency YNNO. YNNO advises on innovative methods of working and the environments that support these. Their expertise follows the conceptions of the “new ways of working”. As their best reference sprikk planned the office that embodies these notions. Since their consultants spend more time at their client’s than in the office, YNNO asked for a workplace that functions as a home base rather than a conventional office.
- Architect: SPRIKK
- Name of Project: YNNO Workplace
- Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Team: Johan van Sprundel, Max Rink, Klaas Kresse
- Client: YNNO B.V.
- Contractor: Steenland Interieurbouw B.V.
Saturday, November 26th, 2011
Article source: OAK Architects
Commissioned by the Province of Friesland, and in conjunction with Achterbosch Architecture under the combined name of OAK, Onix has developed a road bridge that connects 2 districts of Sneek on either side of the A7 motorway. The bridge was designed for a municipality that wished to establish a new city marker along the motorway.
Friday, November 25th, 2011
Article source: Onix
Close to the city centre of Groningen the allotment gardens of Tuinwijck are situated. This green oasis between the railway track and the Helperzoom offers the inhabitants of the city a low budget possibility to create the most eccentric gardens. It is an ecological allotment garden where the elderly as well as children, artists and so on can enjoy their time.
- Architect: Onix
- Name of Project: Poplar Garden House
- Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
- Client: Vicky van Dijk, Haiko Meijer
- Design: Haiko Meijer, Onix
- Project architects: idem
- Contractor: Freddie Broissois
- Size: 36 m2
Friday, November 25th, 2011
Article source: Mecanoo Architects
A new home
The ‘Toneelschuur’ in Haarlem is a trend-setting firm for the Dutch theatre, dance and movie industries. Each year prominent international theatre and modern dance companies perform in the two theatre halls. The latest movies can be seen in the cinema. Commissioned by the Toneelschuur, cartoonist Joost Swarte made a sketch design for ‘a new home for the Toneelschuur’. This sketch design was a study of the possibilities for moving the theatre to a new location in the intricate fabric of the historical centre of Haarlem. In the design the different functions of the theatre complex are located in different building parts. The new building is dominated by an inclined glass front. This glass wall separates the building from the city, simultaneously creating a mutual connection. Mecanoo developed the sketch design for the new Toneelschuur in collaboration with Joost Swarte.
Image Courtesy Christian Richters
- Architects: Mecanoo Architects
- Project: Toneelschuur
- Location: Haarlem, The Netherlands
- Program: Theatre in the city centre of Haarlem with 2 theatre halls, 2 cinemas, a foyer, offices, technical space and a loading bay of 5,400 m² total floor area. Design in collaboration with Joost Swarte.
- Design: 1998-2000
- Execution: 2001-2003
Thursday, November 24th, 2011
Article source: Silberstein Architecture
PROGRAM: 3 bedrooms, each, with their own private bathroom, one bedroom with its own private bathroom accessible from the exterior of the house, a study/TV room also with its own full bath to allow for future conversion into bedroom, living room, dining- room, kitchen , one car garage, a pool, spa and dock for boats and jet skis.
Image Courtesy Robin Hill
- Architects: Silberstein Architecture
- Project: Bonaire House
- Location: Bonaire, The Netherlands
- Date Completed: 3/2011
- Exterior Walls: Reinforced Concrete & float finish stucco
- Interior Walls: Masonry & Plaster
- Flat Roof: Poured in place concrete
- Shed roof: Cold rolled steel framing covered with corrugated metal panels
- Ceiling Finish: T & G Teak
- Flooring: Limestone
- Photography: Robin Hill Photography
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
Article source: RO&AD architecten
The West Brabant Water Line is a defense-line consisting of a series of fortresses and cities with inundation areas in the south-west of the Netherlands. It dates from the 17th century but fell into disrepair in the 19th century. When the water line was finally restored, an access bridge across the the moat of one of the fortresses, Fort de Roovere, was needed. This fort now has a new, recreational function and lies on several routes for cycling and hiking.
- Architects: RO&AD architecten
- Name of Project: Moses Bridge
- Location: Halsteren, Municipality of Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
- Contributing architects: Ro Koster, Ad Kil, Martin van Overveld
- Contractor: AVK-bv Oude Tonge, The Netherlands
- Client: Municipality of Bergen op Zoom
- Used Materials: Accoya Wood, Angelim Vermelho
- Total area: 50m2
- Total Building costs: 250.000,- euro
- Software used: AutoCAD