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Project • By FRANTZEN et al architectenApartments


31-Jan-2017 Patch22, designed by FRANTZEN et al, was awarded the WAN 2016 residential award on January 10th 2017 and was also given a Green Award a day earlier. In December the project was runner-up to the Amsterdam Zuiderkerk award for the best housing project of 2016 while in November Patch22 was runner-up for the ARC2016 innovation awards. Patch22 is the highest wooden apartment building of the Netherlands Patch22 is not only clad with a wooden façade but has a 30m high wooden load bearing structure in which the wooden columns, wooden beams and wooden walls remain visible in the interiors of the apartments. Fire regulations were met with by simply enlarging all the wood dimensions. In case of fire the outer layer of wood can burn... More

Project • By NEXT architectsBridges


19-Jul-2017 The Melkwegbridge (the Netherlands) crosses the Noordhollandsch Kanaal and connects the historic centre of Purmerend with the growing Weidevenne district in the south-west. The bridge is the first stage in a masterplan for the canal and its periphery. “The aim of the design team was to create a new area with a specific identity, which could work as a connector between the old and the new centre.” The most striking part of the bridge, designed by NEXT architects, is a massive arch which reaches a height of 12m above water level and stands in a continuous line with the Melkweg-road, thus offering an incredible view over the city. The high lookout gives pedestrians the opportunity to take a step back from their daily envir... More

Project • By Emma architectenRestaurants

Restaurant Aan Zee Oostvoorne

In a dune nature reserve bordering the second maasvlakte land reclamation project rises a new restaurant: ‘Aan Zee´ It is a new type of restaurant. It is autarkic in many ways. It uses sun, wind, wood fire, natural convection and the earth itself as sources for energy, heating, cooling, ventilation, water purification and waste water management. The cook works with a wood burn stove only, and uses ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. The personnel is dressed in natural fibre clothing, the furniture and tableware are made from recycled/renewable products. The building itself can be fully dismantled and is re-usable both as a building as on a level of materials. The design project included landscaping, building, installations, interi... More

Project • By SO – ILArt Galleries

Kukje Art Center

For Kukje Gallery in Seoul, SO — IL has developed a master plan of the gallery’s “art campus” in the historic urban fabric of Sogyeok-dong, a lowrise area in the northern part of Seoul. Small alleyways and courtyard houses characterize this neighborhood, which is currently being infiltrated by newly constructed galleries, boutiques and coffee shops. One of the newly planned buildings within the master plan is a gallery. The structure is a single-story, clear-span art space. The ground floor will be used for large installations, performances and other functions, while the two sublevel floors house a sales room, a lecture space and storage areas. Circulation is pushed out to the edge of the building to maintain the pure geometry of the box. A... More

Project • By Abbink x CoPrivate Houses

Between The Sheets | Damask

In the centre of the old city, a hidden pattern of secret alleyways has been partially restored. A new house and atelier designed by Angie Abbink (Abbink X Co architecture) is squeezed between two alleys, the Blue Sheet alley and the Black Sheet Alley. This is one of the few new developments in the historically charged Blue Sheet Block where monuments and restoration take precedence. It is a neighborhood rich in contrasts and culture, a block with a squatter’s history and surprising spatial effects. Nestled within the walls of the urban block, this special spot ‘’between the sheets’’ is in a world of its own, where a glimpse of the church tower and the sound of birdsong becomes one’s only contact with the rest of the city. It is a ‘backs... More

Project • By Barcode ArchitectsOffices

Park Stadium

Located in the green and being an integral part of the new masterplan for the citypark, the Park Stadium is a large arena for 20.000 spectators tucked in the landscape. The arena is strategically located near the perimeter road on the northeast end of the site, easily accessible both by car and public transport. Visible as one of the park main attractions, the Stadium is equally an architectural and a landscape project. The artificial hill, which is at the same time the roof of the stadium, is constructed of simple and inexpensive system of roof trusses. Over the arena, the trusses carry strips of soil which are covered with different types of green. The southwest of the arena is open to a central public plaza, creating a stage for people t... More

Project • By Maurer United ArchitectsCommercial Landscape


This watchtower with the shape of a gigantic robot has the exact same dimensions as the original Colossus of Rhodes, which was one of the seven classic wonders of the world. It provides views over the spectacle of the brown coal excavations that are transforming the landscape around the towers into one of Germany’s biggest lakes. The tower is constructed entirely from steel and refers to the industrial appearance of the enormous machines in the open cast mine. Transparent grid floors and metal fabric façades create a game of views and vistas. 40,000 LED lights have been incorporated in the metal fabric, which create a media façade on all sides at night. More

Project • By DUS ArchitectsPrivate Houses


WHO ARE THE INITIATORS OF THE CANAL HOUSE? DUS architects is initator of the Northern canal belt and the new 3D canal house and the KamerMaker, The Worlds’ first portable large-scale 3D printer. The Amsterdam architecture office is known for its temporary architecture, in combination with the building of large social housing projects. The office has won several prizes and awards, amongst which the Amsterdam Award for the Arts 2011, and is co-developer of the Open Coop, a multidisciplinary do-tank at the Tolhuistuin in North Amsterdam. DUS makes a case for the canal house because it touches upon several societal themes: Developing and giving acces to 3D print-knowledge and new dwelling types, at the heart of the city. The Nortern canal be... More

Project • By Superuse StudiosPlaygrounds


For the foundation “Kinderparadijs Meidoorn” 2012Architecten designed a new playground on their 1200m2 plot. The existing playground was in a bad shape and in need of renovation. 2012Architecten mapped the old situation and selected the elements that were fit for reuse in a new playground. After this process a design was made. Five (discarded) rotor blades are used to create a maze like space with a panna court in the center, placed on the existing concrete circle. Four towers are placed around it, each with a distinctive character. Between the towers a net is hanging. This is functioning as a climbing structure, but will also prevent balls ending up in the garden of the neighbours. More

Project • By Doepel Strijkers Private Houses


This former ambulance garage in the centre of Rotterdam borders on a secluded park. Replacing the rear wall with a large glass window creates a direct relationship to it. The dugout in the middle of the building generates height for a second level. A polycarbonate lightbox with integrated LED lights houses the bedrooms and spans the space above the living-kitchen. Custom-made cupboard, kitchen and stairs finished in bright orange polyurethane, link the dugout to the entrance hall on the street side and the living room on the park side. Loose blocks on the staircase form informal chairs or function as tables. The suspended light box functions as a focal point in the movement from the front of the house to the garden. As one m... More

Project • By Doepel Strijkers Offices


In 2009, the HAKA building in the Merwe Vierhavens of Rotterdam was designated as a campus for clean-tech activity, a ‘Living Lab’ for companies, institutions and authorities in the field of water and energy innovation. Doepel Strijkers Architects was asked to develop a concept for the ground floor that illustrates how the strategy of closing material cycles on a city scale can be translated in the interior of a building. The ambition was to go further than just reducing the CO2 footprint through the reuse of materials. An alternative development was set in place by introducing the social component. A team of ex-convicts in a reintegration program was used for the making of the objects. In so doing, the project is more than just an exam... More

Project • By FabricParks/Gardens


The Dutch design firm FABRIC (Amsterdam) has built a pavilion in the Kongens Have (ed. King's Garden) in Copenhagen. The design is named ‘Trylletromler’, the Danish word for zoetrope. This 19th century device activates an impression of movement within a still image. The pavilion is a result of international design competition issued by the Danish AkademiskArkitektforening early this year, which was won by FABRIC. The Renaissance garden design of Rosenborg Castle is the oldest known example of garden design in Denmark. The design draws heavily on principles of Euclidean geometry. This language of absolute space was long regarded as the construction principle of the world. The architecture, urbanism and landscape design that were derived f... More

Project • By ANOUK VOGELParks/Gardens

A Chaque Château son Jardin

The project A Chaque Château son Jardin was created and awarded the first prize in the context of the urban garden festival Lausanne Jardins 2009, an event that takes place about every 4 years. Through an open international competition around 30 proposals are selected to be built within Lausanne’s urban fabric. For every edition a new route is given to the designers who are then free to choose a location for their intervention along the walk. This offers the possibility to work in a very contextual manner. A Chaque Château son Jardin is a comment on the use of the Place du Château, the castle square in the heart of Lausanne’s medieval centre. The castle itself was built in the new castle typology, which means that instead of being a buil... More

Project • By ANOUK VOGELParks/Gardens


For the urban garden festival Bilbao Jardín about 30 proposals for a temporary garden of 80m2 within the urban fabric of of Bilbao were chosen. The gardens were allocated a spot in the city after their selection by the organizing committee. This meant that the designers had no pre-knowledge about the exact context of their design. In response to the fact that the garden had to be conceptualized without using a specific situation as a base, Cacticity challenges the idea of the garden by introducing it into the context of art. In this case, the garden is an autonomous object, open to interpretation with a provocative and contemplative power demanding an emotional response from the viewer. More than 1000 cacti ranging in height from 10 c... More

Project • By ANOUK VOGELParks/Gardens


The Vondelpark is one of the most beloved and well-visited parks in Holland, counting up to ten million visitors per year to its location in central Amsterdam. Since 1996, the park is also listed as a Dutch national heritage site. Originally built on peat, the Vondelpark has gradually been sinking since its inauguration in 1877, and is now lying two meters lower than its surroundings. Together with a new drainage system and special foundations for the trees, the municipality has recently restored much of the original layout of the park, designed in a romantic English landscape style by father and son Zocher. The final step in the renovation program is the replacement of the park furniture, consisting of litter bins, information boards, name... More