Ruud Visser Architects is located in a small village in the middle of The Netherlands. From this typical Dutch landscape we study the specifics of locations. Sometimes it concerns a typological study of houses built in a specific village. Other times it consists a study of small bridges that connect houses to the street in a certain region. And it can also evolve around a study of reuse- possibilities of an existing building. These studies form the fundament underneath the architecture of our office.
Our design process starts with the existing environment. We are inclined to the local, the small scale. But we do not merely copy it. In fact we always add as many variables as possible to the existing context: e.g. history, view, sunlight, interior plans etcetera. As a result the outcome never is predictable , but always a surprise.
At the end of the day it is our ambition to redefine the character of the existing environment with contemporary architecture.
(Architects: Ruud Visser and Fumi Hoshino)