Biesbosch Museum Island / Studio Marco Vermeulen

03:00 - 27 November, 2015
© Ronald Tilleman
© Ronald Tilleman

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman +44

Alliander HQ / RAU architects

03:00 - 26 November, 2015
© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +17

IFAC: A Romance Between Art and Architecture

08:00 - 24 November, 2015
© Ana Asensio Rodríguez #IFAC2015
© Ana Asensio Rodríguez #IFAC2015

Held annually, the International Festival of Art and Construction (IFAC) is a 10-day event that brings together 300 students from all over the world, joined by architects, scientists, musicians, artists and craftsmen. Together they carry out 30 workshops across different disciplines that “are bound together by the architecture through which they are expressed,” according to the website. In an article originally written in Spanish for ArchDaily en Español, Ana Asensio Rodríguez shares her experience at the 2015 edition of  IFAC, reflecting on the powerful intersection of art and architecture, and the collective nature of the event.  

Sometimes you get to meet people who fill you with energy and electricity -- fleeting, intense crossroads full of shared views and beautiful ideas. Spontaneous connections, which however tiny, will remain with you for a very long time.

Sometimes, these crossroads are not between people, but between arts, crafts, talents and experiences. Among these intersections is the inevitable attraction between art and architecture: explosive collages, a romance drunk with imagination. And, on very few occasions these two types of crossroads occur at the same time. And in those moments you can only hope that it will happen again.

It's called IFAC, the International Festival of Art and Construction. It is a 10-day long celebration that brings together more than 300 people from all over the world - creatively restless individuals, who meet somewhere in the European countryside. I felt immeasurably lucky to be one of those 300 people, and so I wanted to share how fascinating IFAC is from the inside. 

Thoreau's Cabin / cc-studio

05:00 - 24 November, 2015

Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal / UNStudio

13:00 - 22 November, 2015
© Ronald Tilleman
© Ronald Tilleman

© Frank Hanswijk © Frank Hanswijk © Siebe Swart © Frank Hanswijk +29

Willem Dudok: Meet the Father of Dutch Modernism

12:00 - 22 November, 2015
Hilversum Town Hall. Image © Flickr user Pieter van Marion, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Hilversum Town Hall. Image © Flickr user Pieter van Marion, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Willem Marinus Dudok (6 July 1884 - 6 July 1974) was one of The Netherlands' most influential Modernist architects. Formally trained as an engineer, Dudok spent his formative years designing military barracks for the Dutch forces, and his time with the military has been credited with the development of his early linear style, though he was known to borrow elements from Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie school of architecture. Dudok's architectural legacy is undeniable: with a career spanning several decades, his portfolio encompasses nearly all civic buildings in Hilversum, along with a series of projects in Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Paris, among others.

More than forty years after Dudok's death, Dutch journalist Peter Veenendaal has produced two videos documenting the architect's best projects, both in Hilversum: Town Hall and the Sports Grandstand. Serving as sequels to Veenendaal's documentary "City of Light" which delved into Dudok's design for retailer De Bijenkorf in Rotterdam, the videos highlight Dudok's impressive eye for form and linearity.

Check out Veenendaal's videos and find out more about Dudok's influential architecture after the break 

World of Food / Harvey Otten + Ted Schulten

11:00 - 19 November, 2015
© Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Klaarlicht © Luuk Kramer +17

Sneak Peek: UNStudio’s Arnhem Station to Open to the Public Tomorrow

12:00 - 18 November, 2015

Underway for 19 years, the UNStudio-designed Arnhem Central Station in The Netherlands will officially open to the public tomorrow. Carried out in collaboration with engineering firm Arup, the project has been underway since 1996, when UNStudio was awarded the contract for the Arnhem Central masterplan, which includes the development of office space, shops, housing units, a new station hall, a railway platform and underpass, a car tunnel, bicycle storage and a large parking garage.

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman +5

Student Housing in Elsevier Office Building / Knevel Architecten

05:00 - 14 November, 2015
© Leonard Fäustle
© Leonard Fäustle

© Leonard Fäustle © Leonard Fäustle © Leonard Fäustle © Leonard Fäustle +19

Villa Mokum / Kampman Architecten

05:00 - 13 November, 2015
© Ossip
© Ossip

© Ossip © Ossip © Ossip © Ossip +21

The Old Library / BK. architecten + Stephanie Gieles Interieurontwerp + KREUK architectuur

03:00 - 13 November, 2015
© Arnaud Roelofsz Den Haag
© Arnaud Roelofsz Den Haag

© Arnaud Roelofsz Den Haag © Arnaud Roelofsz Den Haag © Arnaud Roelofsz Den Haag © Arnaud Roelofsz Den Haag +21

Provinciehuis of North-Brabant Renovation / KAAN Architecten

02:00 - 11 November, 2015
© Sebastian van Damme
© Sebastian van Damme

© Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme +24

Amsterdam Urban Loft / Bureau Fraai

09:00 - 8 November, 2015
© Wim Hanenberg
© Wim Hanenberg

© Wim Hanenberg © Wim Hanenberg © Wim Hanenberg © Wim Hanenberg +12

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum 'Bans' Cameras to Encourage Sketching

04:00 - 6 November, 2015
Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum (2015). Image © Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum (2015). Image © Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, which was recently renovated and restored by Cruz y Ortiz, have launched The Big Draw campaign, encouraging visitors to ditch the camera and pick up a pad and pencil. Under the tagline 'You See More When You Draw', the Dutch national museum want to "help visitors discover and appreciate the beauty of art, architecture and history through drawing" as a counter to what they describe as an often "passive and superficial experience" when seen through the lens of a smartphone.

W Hotel Amsterdam ‘Exchange Building’ / Office Winhov

03:00 - 5 November, 2015
© Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller +28

Loft Office / jvantspijker

11:00 - 4 November, 2015
© René de Wit
© René de Wit

© René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit +13

Theatre de Kampanje / van Dongen-Koschuch

09:00 - 30 October, 2015
© Allard van der Hoek
© Allard van der Hoek

© Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek +24

Conference: 'Research on Display: The Architecture Exhibition as Model for Knowledge Production'

03:00 - 29 October, 2015
Research on display. Image via Het Nieuwe Instituut
Research on display. Image via Het Nieuwe Instituut

The Jaap Bakema Study Centre's second annual conference, entitled Research on Display: The Architecture Exhibition as Model for Knowledge Production, will begin next month in Delft and Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Featuring presentations and discussions from members of universities around the world—including Ghent, Valencia, London, Warsaw, Paris, Michigan, Yale, Oslo and Zürich—the two-day programme seeks to examine what it means to curate architectural research.