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Project • By BolidtOffices

Palace of Justice

The new Palace of Justice in Amsterdam was officially opened by King Willem-Alexander recently. On a man-made peninsula in the IJ Lake, the new building of the Court of Justice, which has left its home of 175 years on the Prinsengracht, is connected to the building housing the Public Prosecutor’s Office by a glazed elevated walkway. The Dutch Government Buildings Agency commissioned the design for the two buildings from Claus and Kaan Architects. Bolidt has been closely involved in the realisation of this project. The new 34,000 m2 complex accommodates about 700 desk spaces, 19 court rooms, several storage rooms for court files and 26 cells to temporarily hold suspects on the day of their appeal. These and other functions used to be spre... More

Project • By BIG - Bjarke Ingels GroupHousing


VIΛ 57 West, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst Organization, introduces a new typology to New York City: the Courtscraper. The 830 000 sq ft highrise combines the density of the American skyscraper with the communal space of the European courtyard, offering 709 residential units with a lush 22 000 sq ft garden at the heart of the building. VIΛ occupies nearly a full city block at the corner of West 57th Street and the West Side Highway, with uninterrupted views towards the Hudson River Park and the waterfront. The Durst Organization commissioned BIG to design a building for the site in the spring of 2010, and construction commenced in 2011. The 32-story building has welcomed residents since May 2016 with the construction co... More

Project • By GiraPrivate Houses

Villa Kogelhof in Kamperland

Living where others go on holidays: In the town Kamperland, located in the Dutch province of Zeeland. In this coastal town, residents and holidaymakers enjoy walks on the beach, romping around in the ocean, and warm evenings with friends. A family of builders chose this idyllic location for its new home. The result is a spectacular residence covering 715 square metres, designed by the architecture firm Paul de Ruiter in Amsterdam. From the very beginning it was apparent that the unusual landscape needed to be conserved as much as possible. In addition, the builders used typical regional characteristics as their orientation when designing the home. You can understand the villa's architecture when you consider the province, which features... More

Project • By MosaPrivate Houses

Maison Z

'Maison Z' ('house Z'), situated in the Gard department in the south of France, encompasses a site measuring 2,750 square metres and is home to several independent farmhouses in a style that is typical of the Cévennes region, incorporating almost blind frontages and lapels made from local limestone. Architect Gil Percal reconnected the two main ancient buildings via a new construction, which will take the form of a single-level parallelepiped with an outdoor terrace. By skilfully juxtaposing the ancient building and the new construction, Gil Percal has managed to ensure that all rooms are at the heart of the dwelling, gathered in an open-plan space that includes a living room, dining room, and an open kitchen in an alcove. This new construc... More

Project • By Villeroy & Boch AGHotels

Hotel Puerta América *****

Enjoyment for the senses. For this unique hotel, 19 of the world’s best architects and designers created 12 floors full of innovation and luxury. With its colourful façade, the Puerta América adds a dash of splendour to it surroundings and invites the guest to embark upon a journey of discovery. Each room contains bold forms, materials and colours. In contrast, the toilets of the Hotel Puerta América, which are furnished with products from the Subway collection, have impressively clear lines and elegant colours. More

Project • By WOODlife FlooringResidential Landscape

Huys 404 Park Avenue South NYC

404 years after discovering New York, latter-day Dutch pioneers have returned to transform a historic loft building at 404 Park Avenue South into 58 exquisite luxurious and elegantly detailed condominiums – replete with a distinctive Dutch twist. Located in the heart of the vibrant NoMad district, Huys at 404 Park Avenue South is a neo-classical property dating from 1917, set amongst fin-de-siècle office buildings and warehouses, and neighboring stately mansions from New York's Gilded Age. An exceptional team was assembled by award-winning Dutch property developers Kroonenberg Groep. It consisted of renowned Dutch designer Piet Boon®; celebrated Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf; and New York construction management firm, Sciame.... More

Product • By Forbo Flooring SystemsTESSERA CARPET TILES


Carpet tiles are renowned for their aesthetic styling and outstanding performance in the most demanding heavy traffic environments. Carpet tiles with a loop pile construction are designed to maintain their good looks in the most demanding heavy traffic areas of buildings, even in corridors and reception areas. There are various styles of loop pile floors in the Tessera range, covering level loop and designer loop constructions.A random lay tile is cleverly designed so that it may be laid in any direction to produce a totally individual installation. Different production consignments of ‘batchless’ tiles can be used together without the usual risk of visible batch variation. An additional benefit is that spare stocks do n... More

Project • By Origineel Chapel ParketOffices

Bright and colourful

Bright and colourful Office store – Oslo, Norway  Offices are supposed to look standard, drab and boring right? Not here in Oslo! The wonderful design furniture is bright and colourful, and above all: beautiful. It rests on an Original Chapel Hermitage floor. In a custom made colour of course. View this project also on our website Custom designed floors for home, office, shop, restaurant and more Original Chapel can help you create a custom floor that brings out the unique character of any space. To this end, we draw on our extensive range of colours, designs, finishes, and patterns. They are tough enough to be also used in high-traffic commercial spaces. Use our expertise to create a floor that fits the architecture of your newl... More

Project • By Origineel Chapel ParketOffices

Creating a statement for a leading name in fine interiors

Creating a statement for a leading name in fine interiors Eichholtz showroom, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands  Eichholtz furniture, lighting and accessories are found in the world’s finest hotels and residences, an ambience you can also find at the company’s showroom. Eichholtz therefore needed something suitably special for its new reception room. The solution: a Minster Hungarian Point Weathered White floor, in custom dimensions. Striking, Dramatic. Just right. View this project also on our website Custom designed floors for home, office, shop, restaurant and more Original Chapel can help you create a custom floor that brings out the unique character of any space. To this end, we draw on our extensive range of colours, designs... More

Project • By Origineel Chapel ParketApartments

Consumerism you can feel good about

Consumerism you can feel good about The Body Shop retail store, Delft, the Netherlands  The Body Shop is well known for its strong stance on animal testing (against), fair trade (for), encouraging self-esteem, defending human rights, ethical trade and protecting the planet. But how do you capture those values in a retail experience, and in particular the floor your customers walk on? The solution: the chicly rough look of Chapel Hermitage Double Smoked Natural. Authenticity at every step. View this project also on our website Custom designed floors for home, office, shop, restaurant and more Original Chapel can help you create a custom floor that brings out the unique character of any space. To this end, we draw on our extensive... More

Project • By Origineel Chapel ParketApartments

Bringing warmth to a pure white interior

Bringing warmth to a pure white interior Private residence, Münster, Germany  High contrast is hot. The blackest blacks, the whitest whites. But it can quickly become sterile, if you’re not careful. Recognising the danger, the owners of this home in the German town Münster wanted a floor that would radiate a sense of calm. The solution: Original Chapel Parquet Double Smoked Natural, Rustic A. The high quality Rustic A oak and double smoked finish balance the brilliant white walls beautifully. View this project also on our website Custom designed floors for home, office, shop, restaurant and more Original Chapel can help you create a custom floor that brings out the unique character of any space. To this end, we draw on our extens... More

Product • By Rosa GresMISTERY


Exclusive high-quality Rosa Gres product created with our own technology. Unique design. The esthetical result is very beautiful and functional Avant-garde and elegance. Stone appearance ADVANTAGES IDEAL FOR Terraces and gardens, pools and home interiors, Hotels and Spas WE HIGHLIGHT Wonderful stone appearance. It matches both in rural and in urban spaces. Smooth, anti-slip finishes. Wide variety of pieces. Very pretty and solid steps TRANSMIT Avant-garde, elegance, design. It matches all styles More

Project • By MosaSupermarkets

Albert Heijn Eindhoven XL

Albert Heijn is the largest grocery retailer in the Netherlands with 930 stores and XL is their largest supermarket concept with more than 30 stores. Recently, Albert Heijn unveiled an innovative, revamped store by transforming their Eindhoven XL location from a supermarket into a foodie-oriented destination. The stunning new store concept was designed by Dutch Architects Claessens Erdman in collaboration with Swedish agency Blink. Their newly developed formula places food itself in the spotlight, with architecture taking a less prominent role. Eindhoven XL features a series of island stalls with produce and interactive displays at the forefront, with preparation stations featuring for example pizza and sushi chefs. In combination w... More

Project • By MosaPrivate Houses

Villa Vallauris

The 3-bedroom Villa Vallauris, located in Golfe du Juans, France beautifully expresses with modern forms, spaces and materials the atmosphere and indoor/outdoor living lifestyle of France’s famed Côte d'Azur. Terra Maestricht tiles from Dutch manufacturer Mosa were used throughout the interior and exterior of the villa. Easy to maintain for a low maintenance lifestyle. The earth tones of the tiles reflect the unique light of the French coast, while softening and complimenting the villa’s strikingly modern white exterior and interior walls. The result is a design in tune with the surrounding landscape that shows the ability of a tile to enhance a luxury home. More

Project • By MosaSupermarkets

Bravo Supermarket

A new flagship Bravo Supermarket location in Baku opened in April 2016. With this supermarket, Azerbaijan responds to a current gap in the region’s market by offering Azeri families innovative products and food inspiration within a shopping experience on the cutting edge of retail design. The design comes from retail design company JosDeVries and features a clear layout that allows shoppers to easily navigate their way through the store. Offering a combination of inspiration and convenience, the different produce departments appeal to all senses with dominant product presentation and full visibility of employees preparing products ‘on-the-spot’. A natural and sophisticated background of natural wood and concrete is complimented by B... More