House IV / De Bever Architecten

01:00 - 30 September, 2013
House IV / De Bever Architecten, © Norbert van Onna
© Norbert van Onna
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Wim Poell, Emilia Seroviec, Thomas van Weert
  • Construction Engineer

    Archimedes Bouwadvies
  • Contractor

    Burgtbouw, Deurne
  • Area

    77.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Norbert van Onna © Norbert van Onna © Norbert van Onna © Norbert van Onna +14

Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker, © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker
© Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker
  • Architects

  • Location

    IJdock, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Jan Bakers, Martijn Boer, Remko Verkaar, Frank Stahl, Erik Feenstra, Anna Alegre
  • Interior Architect

    Tomás Alía
  • Master Plan

    Dick van Gameren en Bjarne Mastenbroek
  • Interior Architect Restaurant

    Bakers Architecten
  • Tenant Hotel

    Room Mate Hotels
  • Tenant Restaurant

    Vitam BV
  • Area

    18400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Frank Stahl © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker +30

Koolhaas Revamps UN Building's Modernist-Era Lounge

00:00 - 23 September, 2013
Koolhaas Revamps UN Building's Modernist-Era Lounge, © Frank Oudeman
© Frank Oudeman

Dutch designers, Rem Koolhaas and Hella Jongerius, have revamped the delegates' lounge in the United Nations building just in time for the 68th General Assembly this week. The "workshop of peace" lounge space, originally designed in 1952 by Wallace K. Harrison in collaboration with renowned modernists Le Corbusier and Oscar Neimeyer, now sports a range of pastel-colored sofas and lounge chairs, opting for minimal intervention in attempts to maximize the social space. Read more about the UN North Delegates lobby on Gizmodo.

Netherlands Forensic Institute / KAAN Architecten

01:00 - 23 September, 2013
© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio, Allard Assies, Henri van Bennekom, Valéry Didelon, Gabriella Fiorentini, Michael Geensen, Artsje Hijlkema, Carl de Leeuw, Eric van Noord, Hannes Ochmann, Björn Scharwei, Kartsen Schellmat, Heidi Serbruyns, Kim Sneyders, Pasquale Talerico, Thierry Voellinger, Martin Zwinggi
  • Client

    The Government Buildings Agency
  • Area

    28500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +13

AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Rob Willemse, Joost Körver, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Jelle Homburg, Jochem Homminga
  • Collaborators

    Janosch Welzien, Ramon Alverez Roa, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bamberg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin, Itziar Quiros
  • Client

    Anna van Buerenplein BV
  • Owner

    Green College Court BV
  • Occupant

    University of Leiden
  • Interior

    Studio RTM
  • Consultants

    DGMR Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Wessels Zeist BV
  • Area

    24500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +31

Studio Boot / Piet Hein Eek + Hilberink Bosch Architecten

01:00 - 16 September, 2013
Studio Boot / Piet Hein Eek + Hilberink Bosch Architecten, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +28

BarentsKrans / Hofman Dujardin Architects

01:00 - 16 September, 2013
© Matthijs van Roon
© Matthijs van Roon
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Project team

    Michiel Hofman, Barbara Dujardin, Bo Winnubst, Pieter Mulder, Nicola Placella, Stan Flohr and Jeroen Semeijn
  • Project management

    CBRE
  • Area

    5200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Matthijs van Roon © Matthijs van Roon © Matthijs van Roon © Matthijs van Roon +39

10x10x10 House / 123DV Architecture & Consult

01:00 - 12 September, 2013
10x10x10 House / 123DV Architecture & Consult, © Christiaan de Bruijne
© Christiaan de Bruijne

© Christiaan de Bruijne © Christiaan de Bruijne © Christiaan de Bruijne © Christiaan de Bruijne +28

Orion Wageningen University / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

01:00 - 11 September, 2013
Orion Wageningen University / Ector Hoogstad Architecten, © Petra Appelhof
© Petra Appelhof
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bronland, Wageningen UR (University & Research centre), 6708WH Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Joost Ector, Max Pape, Stijn Rademakers, Lennaert van Capelleveen, Sander Visscher, Lesley Bijholt, Nejra Vaizovic, Rena Logara, Joost van der Linden, Arja Hoogstad, Sabine Alders, Luca Sandri, Maarten van Nierop, Damion Schwarzkachel
  • Area

    21030.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof +10

Software Engineers Map All the Buildings in the Netherlands

00:00 - 8 September, 2013
Software Engineers Map All the Buildings in the Netherlands, Aerial of Amsterdam. Image Courtesy of Waag Society
Aerial of Amsterdam. Image Courtesy of Waag Society

The Waag Society, together with designer and software engineer Bert Spaan, have put the Netherlands back on the map - the data map. After several months of coding and design, the partnership has managed to account for all 9,866,539 buildings in the country, visualized in varying colors to identify old and new buildings. After a user clicks on a specific block, additional building and city information displays square footages, addresses, populations and programs, among other stats. Users can navigate from Amsterdam to the Hague experiencing hundreds of years of urban development along the way, from the pre-1800s to post-2005 buildings, indicated by the red to blue gradient. 

Block 13-14 / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes

01:00 - 5 September, 2013
Block 13-14 / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes , © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +17

Waanders In de Broeren / BK. Architecten

01:00 - 2 September, 2013
©  Joop van Putten
©  Joop van Putten

© Hans Westerink © Hans Westerink ©  Joop van Putten © Hans Westerink +27

Residential St. Josephhof / Mecanoo

01:00 - 1 September, 2013
Residential St. Josephhof / Mecanoo, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sint Josephhof, 6511 Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +11

The People's Architect: Dutch Residents Pay Tribute by Crowdfunding Future Piet Blom Museum

00:00 - 31 August, 2013
The People's Architect: Dutch Residents Pay Tribute by Crowdfunding Future Piet Blom Museum, Courtesy of Piet Blom Museum
Courtesy of Piet Blom Museum

"Architecture is more than creating a place to live," stated the late Dutch architect, Piet Blom, "you create a society." Till his death in 1999, Blom designed homes and urban schemes as if to reject the stern, coldness of post-war Modernism in light of a warmer, more human architecture. His drawings, diagrams and homes portray an affectionate commitment to reconcile elements of culture with the architecture around us. Characterized by his use of lively colors and equally expressive architectural geometries, project's such as the "Kasbah" and the cube houses in Rotterdam stand as testaments to his belief that architecture serves the people, not the other way around. 

A true "People's Architect," Blom's work has endeared a growing number supporters, among these are residents who have lived in his houses and are hoping to garner donations to share these artifacts with the public. Ingeborg van der Aa, secretary of the Piet Blom Foundation, mentions that the initiative's mission is to promote recognition, new insight and appreciation with the hopes of encouraging a younger generation to be active creators of their society. 

To learn more or contribute towards the Piet Blom Museum, visit there Indiegogo page here

Follow us after the break for a rare collection of Blom's drawings. 

Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch

00:00 - 30 August, 2013
Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch, Bike parking in Amsterdam. Image © Getty Images
Bike parking in Amsterdam. Image © Getty Images

Did you know that there are more bicycles than residents in The Netherlands? You may be shocked to learn that up to 70% of all journeys are made by bike in cities like Amsterdam and The Hague. To accommodate such a huge number of bike-enthusiasts, bike parking facilities can be found everywhere - outside schools, office buildings and shops. Not to mention the fact that many Dutch cities even have special bike paths that are completely segregated from motorized traffic with signs that read "Bike Street: Cars are guests." Ever wondered why the Dutch are so bike crazy and how bicycles came to be such an important part of everyday life in The Netherlands? Click here to read all about it and look here for our story on Why Cycle Cities Are the Future!

Exodus Cube / Personal Architecture

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
Exodus Cube / Personal Architecture, © René de Wit
© René de Wit
  • Architects

  • Location

    Overblaak 56, 3011 MH Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Maarten Polkamp, Sander van Schaik
  • Design Team

    Leendert van Grinsven, Wiepkjen Kingma, Froukje van de Klundert
  • Construction Design

    IMd raadgevende ingenieurs
  • Contractor

    Hijbeko, Capelle aan de IJssel
  • Interior

    Nelison, Berkel en Roderijs
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit +26

Residence Bemmel / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob Ronday

01:00 - 24 August, 2013
Residence Bemmel / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob Ronday, © Chiel de Nooyer
© Chiel de Nooyer

© Chiel de Nooyer © Chiel de Nooyer © Chiel de Nooyer © Chiel de Nooyer +14

Hyperion Lyceum / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

01:00 - 24 August, 2013
Hyperion Lyceum / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur, Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    2210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur +18