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CVV Zwervers / MoederscheimMoonen Architects

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
CVV Zwervers / MoederscheimMoonen Architects, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer +16

ING House / MVSA Architects

01:00 - 30 November, 2014
ING House / MVSA Architects, Courtesy of MVSA Architects
Courtesy of MVSA Architects

Courtesy of MVSA Architects Courtesy of MVSA Architects Courtesy of MVSA Architects Courtesy of MVSA Architects +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amstelveenseweg 500, 1081 KL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2002
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of MVSA Architects

Shop 03 / i29 interior architects

01:00 - 30 November, 2014
Shop 03 / i29 interior architects, © Ewout Huibers
© Ewout Huibers

© Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers +18

Meet Archibald, a Cartoon Architect Who Never Gets His Way

01:00 - 29 November, 2014

"Hey dad, when can I become an architect?" says Archie, son of eternally-frustrated architect Archibald, an animated architect  who rarely wins an argument. "Architecture is not a final destination in time, it's a journey through life," Archibald says. His son's response: "Great! I love traveling! When can I buy the tickets?"

"arch." is a weekly online cartoon series by Mike Hermans, an Antwerp-based architect-cartoonist, that follows Archibald through the struggles architects know all-too-well: uncooperative models, angry clients, and periodic encounters with Tarzan, the jungle king. Archibald is a self-professed "visionary and romantic dreamer," while his business partner Gerald is the anti-creative in a constant struggle to ground Archibald's ideas in reality (hint: it doesn't go well). In "arch." study models have lives of their own, resisting modifications by the architect in favour of their own changes while meddlesome interns and junior architects attempt their own project modifications. Frank Gehry even makes a cameo appearance. 

Watch the mini-series in full after the break

Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond Selected to Redesign Assen Station

00:00 - 21 November, 2014
Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond Selected to Redesign Assen Station, Entrance . Image © Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond
Entrance . Image © Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond

Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond (Team A) have won an international competition to redesign the Assen railway station in the Netherlands. The winning scheme, marked by a triangular latticed canopy, is designed to reconnect the east and west side of the city with an “inviting and recognizable” transit hub. 

Station Hall. Image © Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond Tunnel B. Image © Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond Section. Image © Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond Model. Image © Powerhouse Company and De Zwarte Hond +13

de Trefkoele+ Community Center / MoederscheimMoonen Architects + Spring Architecten

01:00 - 21 November, 2014
de Trefkoele+ Community Center / MoederscheimMoonen Architects  + Spring Architecten, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer +14

Offices Schiedam Jumbo & Wärtsilä / MVSA Architects

01:00 - 21 November, 2014
Offices Schiedam Jumbo & Wärtsilä  / MVSA Architects, Courtesy of MVSA Architects
Courtesy of MVSA Architects

Courtesy of MVSA Architects Courtesy of MVSA Architects Courtesy of MVSA Architects Courtesy of MVSA Architects +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Havenstraat 23, 3131 BD Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
  • Interior Design

    MVSA Architects, in cooperation with Caren Pardovitch
  • Area

    9900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of MVSA Architects

Reflections on the 2014 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Reflections on the 2014 Venice Biennale, Fundamentals (Central Pavilion): Ceiling. Image © David Levene
Fundamentals (Central Pavilion): Ceiling. Image © David Levene

Fundamentals, the title of the 2014 Venice Biennale, will close its doors in a matter of days (on the 23rd November). From the moment Rem Koolhaas revealed the title for this year’s Biennale in January 2013, asking national curators to respond directly to the theme of ‘Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014’, there was an inkling that this Biennale would be in some way special. Having rejected offers to direct the Biennale in the past, the fact that Koolhaas chose to act not only as curator but also thematic co-ordinator of the complete international effort, was significant. This announcement led Peter Eisenman (one of Koolhaas' earliest tutors and advocates) to state in one interview that “[Rem is] stating his end: the end of [his] career, the end of [his] hegemony, the end of [his] mythology, the end of everything, the end of architecture.”

Grenswerk Poppodium / van Dongen-Koschuch

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Grenswerk Poppodium / van Dongen-Koschuch, © Allard van der Hoek
© Allard van der Hoek

© Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Peperstraat 10, 5911 HA Venlo, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Frits van Dongen, Patrick Koschuch
  • Design Team

    H.Fekry, Henk de Haas, Jeroen Kreijne, Raul Forsoni, Gianna Bottema
  • Constructor

    ABT, Delft
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Rotterdam Named Europe's Best City By The Academy Of Urbanism

00:00 - 17 November, 2014
Rotterdam Named Europe's Best City By The Academy Of Urbanism, Renzo Piano Bulding Workshop / OMA / UNStudio / Siza / Mecanoo. Image
Renzo Piano Bulding Workshop / OMA / UNStudio / Siza / Mecanoo. Image

The Dutch city of Rotterdam, often referred to as a hotbed of architectural activity, has been named as the best city in Europe by The Academy of Urbanism at the 2015 Urbanism Awards. Pitted against two other finalists - Aarhus in Denmark and Turin in Italy - the city has been praised for its "predominantly young, open, tolerant community that is embracing innovative architecture and urban design and new business models."

Despite being a very closely fought battle, the Academy said that Rotterdam was a vote winner for its "unique approach to governance. Appointed for six years by central government, the role of mayor sits outside of political structures and with no portfolio, allowing greater engagement with citizens and businesses." Steven Bee, Chairman of the Academy, said that "a long-term perspective, a high level of autonomy, strong leadership by the mayor and municipality, and strong partnerships between public and private sector, are all helping Rotterdam grow positively."

Trek-In Hicker's Cabins / MoodBuilders + Kristel Hermans Architectuur

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Trek-In Hicker's Cabins / MoodBuilders + Kristel Hermans Architectuur, Courtesy of Campsite
Courtesy of Campsite

Courtesy of Campsite © Tim van der Grinten Courtesy of Campsite © Tim van der Grinten +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands
  • Prototype team 2012 representing the Eindhoven University of Technology

    Tim van der Grinten, Xaviera Burón Klose, Kristel Hermans and Faas Moonen
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Campsite , Tim van der Grinten

Drijf in Lelystad / Attika Architekten

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
Drijf in Lelystad / Attika Architekten, © ABC Arkenbouw
© ABC Arkenbouw

© Bart van Hoek © Bart van Hoek Courtesy of Attika Architekten © Bart van Hoek +28

The Architect / LEVS architecten

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
The Architect  / LEVS architecten, © Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

Courtesy of LEVS architecten © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +25

Montessori School Waalsdorp / De Zwarte Hond

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
Montessori School Waalsdorp  / De Zwarte Hond, © ScagliolaBrakkee
© ScagliolaBrakkee

© ScagliolaBrakkee © ScagliolaBrakkee © ScagliolaBrakkee © ScagliolaBrakkee +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Utenbroekestraat 6, 2597 PH The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Developer

    Bouwonderneming Stout B.V., Hardinxveld-Giessendam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    2480.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Construction Begins on Shift Architecture Urbanism’s C-City Museum District

01:00 - 2 November, 2014
Construction Begins on Shift Architecture Urbanism’s C-City Museum District , C-City. Image © Shift Architecture Urbanism
C-City. Image © Shift Architecture Urbanism

Shift Architecture Urbanism has broken ground on the C-City (Creative City) museum district in Kerkrade. Host to the Netherlands’ first design museum and Europe’s first planetarium, the new district will be formed as an “urban ensemble defined by clearly recognizable volumes, all connected by a vast, underground public space.” 

By the end of 2015, two new public facilities - Cube and Columbus - will compliment the existing and highly successful Discovery Centre Continium at the gateway of the city. Read on the learn more.

East/West route from station to city center. Image © Shift Architecture Urbanism Section through CUBE and Columbus. Image © Shift Architecture Urbanism Sunken Square at heart of C-City. Image © Shift Architecture Urbanism Descending underground. Image © Shift Architecture Urbanism +21

War Bunker Refurbishment / B-ILD

01:00 - 29 October, 2014
War Bunker Refurbishment / B-ILD, © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    4214 Vuren, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Kelly Hendriks, Bruno Despierre
  • Contractor

    Bouwbedrijf Den Toom Heikop
  • Area

    11.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cruz y Ortiz Completes Renovation of the Rijksmuseum's Philips Wing

00:00 - 27 October, 2014
Cruz y Ortiz Completes Renovation of the Rijksmuseum's Philips Wing, The Philips Wing. Image © Rijksmuseum / Tilleman
The Philips Wing. Image © Rijksmuseum / Tilleman

Cruz y Ortis, who famously spent ten years redesigning and renovating Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, have recently completed a comprehensive restoration of the adjacent Philips Wing. As an addition to the extensive exhibition spaces of the Dutch national museum, which was brought to completion in 2013, the Philips Wing will be dedicated to showcasing high-profile exhibitions from its own collection and on loan from international and national collections. Cruz y Ortiz's work has consisted of reorienting the entrance, accommodating diverse new functions and preparing the exhibition rooms for the temporary expositions starting next month. Several twentieth century interventions have been set back and corrected, whilst other areas have been appropriated for a new destination.

See drawings and photographs of the new wing, including a description from the architects, after the break.

The Philips Wing. Image © Rijksmuseum / Tilleman The Philips Wing. Image © Rijksmuseum / Tilleman The Philips Wing. Image © Rijksmuseum / Tilleman The Philips Wing. Image © Rijksmuseum / Tilleman +17

Funen Blok K - Verdana / NL Architects

01:00 - 27 October, 2014
Funen Blok K - Verdana / NL Architects, © Raoul Kramer
© Raoul Kramer

© Raoul Kramer © Raoul Kramer © Raoul Kramer © Raoul Kramer +47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Funenpark, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse, Mark Linnemann
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs