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From Recycled Plastic Waste to Building Material

14:00 - 30 April, 2017
From Recycled Plastic Waste to Building Material, © Project.DWG / Artwork by Jelle de Graaf
© Project.DWG / Artwork by Jelle de Graaf

Project.DWG and LOOS.FM have unveiled their PET pavilion, a temporary structure in a community park in The Netherlands that focuses on issues of sustainable building, recycling, and waste by rethinking the ways that buildings are developed, built, and used. Specifically, the pavilion is a study of the use of plastic waste as a building material.

Using the elevated framework of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the structure consists of two monumental slabs in a steel framework. “From floor to ceiling, double-walled transparent corrugated sheets hold over 40,000 plastic bottles,” with bottle caps attached to bottlenecks supporting the system.

© Project.DWG / Artwork by Martin Oostenrijk © Marco van der Ruit / Artwork by André Boone © Project.DWG © Paul Clason / Artwork by Martin Oostenrijk +16

a+u 2017:04 – MVRDV Files #3

01:00 - 28 April, 2017
a+u 2017:04 – MVRDV Files #3

From the publishers. The April 2017 issue of a+u is devoted to the work of MVRDV, the architectural office based in the Netherlands. This is the third of the MVRDV FILES series by a+u, following MVRDV FILES 1 in 2002 and MVRDV FILES 2 in 2007.

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Netherlands Competition Winner Turns Parking Garage Into a "Lego Set"

08:00 - 23 April, 2017
Netherlands Competition Winner Turns Parking Garage Into a "Lego Set", Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam
Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam

Dutch architectural firm, Studio Komma, in collaboration with concept-developer The Men of Foam, have won the Lot 2 Urban Lab Challenge, with their proposal, ZIP2516. Located in The Hague, The Netherlands, in an upcoming living and working district, the project “seeks to create an iconic building that is an accelerator for the transformation of an industrial area into a new energetic urban district.”

ZIP2516 will house a variety of programs, including social and commercial entrepreneurship and public space. The ground floor of the building will accommodate the flagship store of social entrepreneur, Happy Tosti. The first floor of the building will feature a public square and “urban playground,” with office and start-up space on the floors above, and a “gin bar with roof terrace” on top.

Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam +19

How a Return to Vernacular Architecture Can Benefit the People of Mali's Dogon Region

07:00 - 7 April, 2017
How a Return to Vernacular Architecture Can Benefit the People of Mali's Dogon Region, Primary School Tanouan Ibi. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten
Primary School Tanouan Ibi. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten

In our article in February, "11 Vernacular Building Techniques That Are Disappearing," we discussed vernacular techniques that, through the introduction of modern building and the waning prevalence of traditional lifestyles, were slowly becoming lost forms of knowledge. What we didn't discuss, though, was that few of the techniques were disappearing without some form of resistance. After the article was published we were contacted by Dutch architecture firm LEVS Architecten, who highlighted their efforts work in the Dogon region of Mali, where they work with local communities to continue--and improve--the vernacular Dogon tradition.

Despite the fact that LEVS Architecten has worked extensively within this tradition, they still consider themselves modern architects who are simply looking for responsible, alternative solutions, and have even found opportunities to utilize this knowledge for architecture projects back in the Netherlands. As Jurriaan van Stigt, partner at LEVS Architecten and chairman of Partners Pays-Dogon, explained in an interview with ArchDaily, vernacular architecture is “in the undercurrent of our thinking and approach to the tasks that lay behind every project.”

Primary School Tanouan Ibi. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten Primary School Tanouan Ibi. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten Courtesy of LEVS Architecten Practical Training College in Sangha. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten +18

Modern Countryside Villa / Maas architecten

02:00 - 7 April, 2017
Modern Countryside Villa / Maas architecten, © Edith Verhoeven
© Edith Verhoeven

© Edith Verhoeven   © Edith Verhoeven   © Edith Verhoeven   © Edith Verhoeven   +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlicum, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Frank Vijftigschild
  • Project Year

    2014

INDESEM 2017 is Open for Entries

19:30 - 4 April, 2017
INDESEM 2017 is Open for Entries

INDESEM (International Design Seminar) is a biennale, founded by a group of students in 1962. The seminar was born from a desire to experiment with architecture and urban planning, while exploring beyond the boundaries of the curriculum. For this week the 80 participating students embark on a design project accompanied by lectures and discussions with renowned architects and theorists. InDeSem provides an environment in which students, architects, planners, designers and theorists engage in conversation and discussion about the current and future position of the architect, designer and planner within society.

Atlas House / MONADNOCK

05:00 - 3 April, 2017
Atlas House / MONADNOCK, © Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

© Stijn Bollaert            © Stijn Bollaert            © Stijn Bollaert            © Stijn Bollaert            +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Job Floris, Sandor Naus
  • Area

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Feyenoord Receives Green Light for New Football Training Complex in Rotterdam

07:00 - 2 April, 2017
Feyenoord Receives Green Light for New Football Training Complex in Rotterdam, © MoederscheimMoonen Architects
© MoederscheimMoonen Architects

MoederscheimMoonen Architects has been given the go-ahead for construction of a new training complex for Rotterdam’s leading football club, Feyenoord. Located in the new Stadionpark district, the grounds of the new complex will occupy a relatively secluded site within the larger sports, housing, and retail master plan—which will include OMA’s new stadium—allowing the technical staff and football team to work in train in privacy from the start of the 2018-2019 season.

© MoederscheimMoonen Architects © MoederscheimMoonen Architects © MoederscheimMoonen Architects © MoederscheimMoonen Architects +9

Quooker Company Innovative Workspace / Studio INAMATT

17:00 - 31 March, 2017
Quooker Company Innovative Workspace / Studio INAMATT, © Inga Powilleit
© Inga Powilleit

© Inga Powilleit           © Inga Powilleit           © Inga Powilleit           © Inga Powilleit           +22

Emoticon Facade / Attika Architekten

15:00 - 31 March, 2017
Emoticon Facade / Attika Architekten, © Bart van Hoek
© Bart van Hoek

© Bart van Hoek © Bart van Hoek © Bart van Hoek © Bart van Hoek +16

Keukenhof / Mecanoo

11:00 - 30 March, 2017
Keukenhof / Mecanoo, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Keukenhof, Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, The Netherlands
  • Area

    3200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

New Workshop Space for the Iceman / Instability We Trust

05:00 - 30 March, 2017
New Workshop Space for the Iceman / Instability We Trust, © Pim Top
© Pim Top

© Pim Top © Pim Top © Pim Top © Pim Top +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barneveld, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Chantal Schoenmakers, Bastiaan Kalmeyer
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

De Componist / HVE Architecten

15:00 - 23 March, 2017
De Componist / HVE Architecten, © Peter de Ruig
© Peter de Ruig

© Peter de Ruig             © Peter de Ruig             © Peter de Ruig             © Peter de Ruig             +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wijndaelerplantsoen, 2551 Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerrit van Es
  • Area

    25770.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

MVRDV to Complete Two Stone Mixed-Use Towers in The Hague

14:15 - 23 March, 2017
© MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV and developer Provast has revealed plans for a two new mixed-use residential towers in The Hague that will add over 500 new apartments to the city’s Central Business District. Located on Grotiusplaats adjacent to the National Library and near the city’s Central Station, the “Grotius Towers” will offer 61,800 square meters of residential and commercial space to service the needs of The Hague’s growing downtown core.

The towers’ design reacts to the typical tower typology found in the Hague by focusing on high-quality details, a subtle facade, a ‘soft’ landing on the street and a ‘crown’ of large outdoor spaces. Inside, a mix of social housing and private accommodations will ensure the buildings are inhabited by a diverse community, while their ground-floor commercial plinths will make the complex a destination for shopping, dining and socializing.

360 Villa / 123DV

13:00 - 23 March, 2017
360 Villa  / 123DV, © Hannah Anthonysz
© Hannah Anthonysz

© Hannah Anthonysz © Hannah Anthonysz © Hannah Anthonysz © Hannah Anthonysz +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Liong Lie, Rajiv Sewtahal
  • Area

    85.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

V12K03 / pasel.kuenzel architects

05:00 - 19 March, 2017
V12K03 / pasel.kuenzel architects, © Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +13

Matryoshka House / Shift Architecture Urbanism

03:00 - 17 March, 2017
Matryoshka House / Shift Architecture Urbanism, © NoortjeKnulst
© NoortjeKnulst

© NoortjeKnulst © NoortjeKnulst © NoortjeKnulst © NoortjeKnulst +17

Student Housing Campus Eindhoven University of Technology / Office Winhov + Office haratori + BDG Architecten

05:00 - 16 March, 2017
Student Housing Campus Eindhoven University of Technology  / Office Winhov + Office haratori + BDG Architecten, © Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    De Lismortel, 5612 Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Joost Hovenier, Jan Peter Wingender (Office Winhov), Zeno Vogel (office haratori) met Gerard Jansen (BDG Architecten Ingenieurs)
  • Area

    12410.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs