Office Jarrik Ouburg (OJO) is an internationally oriented practice working on all scales of the contemporary urban landscape.
OJO aims to create projects that not only do justice to its content and local context, but surpasses its original intent have an autonomous quality. To achieve this goal, every project is seen a multidisciplinary process whereby the ongoing relationship between program and context is being discussed, tested and researched. Through intensive collaboration with clients, users, artists and advisors a project is conceived as a multiple authorship, resulting in a design that is an intelligent construction of choices and ideas.
Especially in the contemporary European condition where, both in architecture and urban planning, a shift is made from a focus on the ‘new’ to the transformation of the ‘present’, the office claims a modern, innovative and critical position. The office takes a stand that is both sensitive in relation to the past and daring towards the future.
The office is currently involved in a wide range of projects varying from exclusive interiors, a museum for contemporary art, a study on the ‘grachtengordel’ of Amsterdam, to the urban redevelopment of a large industrial area in Zaandam.
Jarrik Ouburg (1975) studied architecture at the TU Delft in the Netherlands, the ETH Zurich in Switzerland and Tokyo University of Technology in Japan. His graduation project was awarded the Archiprix International 2001.
He worked for renowned international offices like E2A (CH), Toyo Ito Architects and Associates (JP) and Xaveer de Geyter Architecten (BE) before starting his own office in 2008.
Jarrik Ouburg is head of the department of Architecture at the Academy of Architecture of the Amsterdam School of the Arts, is a frequent critic and speaker and his essays are published regularly.