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RDM Innovation Dock / Groosman

  • Architects: Groosman
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area: 1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Theo Peekstok

© Theo Peekstok © Theo Peekstok © Theo Peekstok © Theo Peekstok

Kromhout Barracks / Karres en Brands + Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten

  • Architects: Karres en Brands, Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Bart Brands, Sylvia Karres, Lieneke van Campen, Jeroen Marseille, Uta Krause, Paul Portheine, Joost de Natris, Jim Navarro
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jannes Linders, Aeroview

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders

As burial field / Karres en Brands

  • Architects: Karres en Brands
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Design Team: Sylvia Karres, Bart Brands, Lieneke van Campen, Joost de Natris, James Melsom, Alejandro Noe, Marc Springer, Jim Navarro, Julien Merle, Pierre-Alexandre Marchevet
  • Area: 10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Areal Shooting, Jeroen Musch, Thyra Brandt, Courtesy of Karres en Brands

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Thyra Brandt

Dordrecht Energy Carousel / Ecosistema Urbano

Courtesy of Ecosistema Urbano
Courtesy of Ecosistema Urbano

The Centre for Visual Arts and Amsterdam design bureau Carve recently invited ten European design firms to develop unconventional, inventive, and playful objects for a new public space in the western Netherlands city of Dordrecht. Responding to the challenge, Spanish architecture firm Ecosistema Urbano designed the Dordrecht Energy Carousel - an energy-generating chandelier of hanging ropes meant to engage kids of all ages in the densely populated suburbs surrounding Governeusplein Square.

Read more about Dordrecht Energy Carousel after the break!

Tree-Trunk Garden House / Piet Hein Eek

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer

Villa S2 / MARC architects

  • Architects: MARC architects
  • Location: IJburg, 1087 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Marc van Driest, Taco van Iersel
  • Structural Engineer: BREED Integrated Design
  • Building Physics: Nieman
  • Photographs: Raphael Drent

© Raphael Drent © Raphael Drent © Raphael Drent © Raphael Drent

Dentist with a View / Shift architecture urbanism

  • Architects: Shift architecture urbanism
  • Location: Oranjestraat 55, 5682 CA Best, The Netherlands
  • Project Architects: Harm Timmermans, Pieter Heymans
  • Area: 292.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Rene de Wit

© Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit

Scherpenzeel Multifuntional Complex / Slangen + Koenis Architects

© Mark Prins
© Mark Prins
  • Architects: Slangen + Koenis Architects
  • Location: 3925 Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
  • Chief Designer: Erik Slangen
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Mark Prins, Petersen Tegl

© Mark Prins © Mark Prins © Mark Prins © Mark Prins

Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) / Claus en Kaan Architecten

© Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme © Christian Richters © Christian Richters

Villa Rieteiland-Oost / Egeon Architecten

  • Architects: Egeon Architecten
  • Location: Tamariskhof, 1087 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge: Egon Kuchlein
  • Area: 225.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Chiel de Nooyer

© Chiel de Nooyer © Chiel de Nooyer © Chiel de Nooyer © Chiel de Nooyer

In Progress_AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Project Team: Bettina Kraus, Jochem Homminga, Joost Körver, Rob Willemse, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Ramon Alverez Roa
  • Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bam- berg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin
  • Area: 24000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

Hotel Droog / Droog

Hotel Droog / Droog; Photographs © Thijs Wolzak
Hotel Droog / Droog; Photographs © Thijs Wolzak

Hotel Droog, a new place of hospitality in Amsterdam by design studio Droog, challenges the notions of a hotel.  Within its hospitable walls are housed myriad programs that aim to entertain, engage and elaborate on the experience of visitors to Amsterdam where the hotel is located.  The programs vary from restaurants to retail store, exhibitions, beauty parlors, a garden, lecture halls and of course, hotel rooms.  Hotel Droog is a 700 square meter cornucopia for tourists in the heart of a 17th century building and aspiring to become its new cultural home.

Hotel Droog / Droog; Photographs © Thijs Wolzak Hotel Droog / Droog; Photographs © Thijs Wolzak Hotel Droog / Droog; Photographs © Thijs Wolzak Hotel Droog / Droog; Photographs © Thijs Wolzak

St. Nicolaaslyceum / DP6

  • Architects: DP6
  • Location: Prinses Irenestraat, 1077 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Richelle de Jong, Chris de Weijer & Robert Alewijnse, Ines van Binsbergen, Harrie Hupperts, Allard de Goeij, Ron van Logchem, Rik den Heijer, Diana de Kroo, Tim Castelijn, Bjorn Bleumink, Jimmy van der Aa, Sarina Gomez
  • Contractors: J.P. van Eesteren
  • Client: Stichting V.O. Amsterdam-Zuid
  • Area: 12,000 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jeroen Musch

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch

Viewingtower at Vecht Riverbank / Ateliereen Architecten

  • Architects: Ateliereen Architecten
  • Location: Dalfsen, The Netherlands
  • Structural Engineering: Adviesburo Elemans B.V.
  • Building contractor: Wonders Metaal B.V
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Ateliereen Architecten

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In Progress: Hotel IJDock / Bakers Architecten

© Rene den Engelsman © Rene den Engelsman © Rene den Engelsman © Rene den Engelsman