De Kort van Schaik is a Rotterdam based practice that specializes in architecture and urbanism. The of fice was founded in 2011 by Rober t-Jan de Kor t and Sander van Schaik. The practice is interested in the complexity and ambiguity of concrete reality, and likes to think of architecture as an oppor tunity to engage with this reality. At the core of its work lies an interest in not only the physical qualities but also the emotional potential of architecture. Strategies and concepts, backed up with an involvement in research, underly its attitude to both brief and context. To achieve a qualitative surplus, De Kor t Van Schaik believes in making the relevance of a project to its context as clear as possible.