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Understanding the "Public Interior," From the Palace to the Garden

04:00 - 2 February, 2017
Understanding the "Public Interior," From the Palace to the Garden, Courtesy of Jap Sam Books
Courtesy of Jap Sam Books

In this article, which originally appeared on BD, Nicholas de Klerk (a London-based Associate Architect at Aukett Swanke) reviews The Public Interior as Idea and Project – a new publication by the Netherlands-based Canadian artist, architectural historian and educator Mark Pimlott.

Mark Pimlott's new book, The Public Interior as Idea and Project (2016), expands on prior publications, notably Without and Within (2007). In this earlier book, Pimlott explored the concept of a ‘continuous interior’—examining repetitive spaces which share characteristics—for example, shopping malls and airports, and which, collectively, set about the urbanisation of the American territory.

The Winter Palace. Image © Marius Grootveld The Winter Palace. Image © Marius Grootveld The Winter Palace. Image © Marius Grootveld Palazzo Ducale Urbino IV. Image © Marius Grootveld +6

Out of the Box / Arjen Reas Architects + Van Voorden Architecture

11:00 - 1 February, 2017
Out of the Box / Arjen Reas Architects + Van Voorden Architecture, Courtesy of Arjen Reas / Martijn van Voorden
Courtesy of Arjen Reas / Martijn van Voorden

Courtesy of Arjen Reas / Martijn van Voorden Courtesy of Arjen Reas / Martijn van Voorden Courtesy of Arjen Reas / Martijn van Voorden Courtesy of Arjen Reas / Martijn van Voorden +15

Soar Through MVRDV's Competition-Winning Zaanstad Cultural Center Design

12:00 - 31 January, 2017
Soar Through MVRDV's Competition-Winning Zaanstad Cultural Center Design, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV has released new renderings and a flythrough of their competition-winning design for a new cultural center in the city of Zaanstad in the Netherlands. Borrowing architectural motifs from the historic Zaan House, the design flips the traditional form inside out to create a new living room for the city. Inside, the building will become the new home of a film house, a library, a performing and visual arts centre, a pop music centre, a music school, a centre for design and a local radio station.

Check out the video below.

© MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV +4

Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek / Gustafson Porter + Bowman

02:00 - 29 January, 2017
Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek / Gustafson Porter + Bowman, © Thomas Schlijper
© Thomas Schlijper

Courtesy of Gustafson Porter + Bowman © Thomas Schlijper © Thomas Schlijper © Thomas Schlijper +19

Capriole Café / Bureau Fraai

09:00 - 28 January, 2017
Capriole Café / Bureau Fraai, © René van Dongen
© René van Dongen

© René van Dongen © René van Dongen © Pascal Striebel © René van Dongen +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Rikjan Scholten, Daniel Aw
  • Area

    317.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Refurbishment of Traditional Dutch Farmhouse / Eek en Dekkers

02:00 - 26 January, 2017
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer               © Thomas Mayer               © Thomas Mayer               © Thomas Mayer               +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    8551 Woudsend, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Piet Hein Eek and Iggie Dekkers
  • Area

    520.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Ru Paré Community / BETA office for architecture and the city + Elisabeth Boersma

11:00 - 16 January, 2017
Ru Paré Community / BETA office for architecture and the city + Elisabeth Boersma, © Marc Faasse
© Marc Faasse

© Marc Faasse      © Marc Faasse      © Marc Faasse      © Marc Faasse      +22

Extension of a Post-War House / Lab-S + Kraal Architecten

15:00 - 13 January, 2017
Extension of a Post-War House  / Lab-S + Kraal Architecten, © Ed van Rijswijk
© Ed van Rijswijk

© Ed van Rijswijk © Ed van Rijswijk © Ed van Rijswijk © Ed van Rijswijk +17

Wenslauer House / 31/44 Architects

04:00 - 13 January, 2017
Wenslauer House / 31/44 Architects, © Kasia Gatkowska
© Kasia Gatkowska

© Kasia Gatkowska © Kasia Gatkowska © Kasia Gatkowska © Kasia Gatkowska +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wenslauerstraat, 1053 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    James Jeffries

  • Area

    145.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

Sports Park Willem – Alexander / MoederscheimMoonen Architects

02:00 - 12 January, 2017
Sports Park Willem – Alexander / MoederscheimMoonen Architects, © Ronald Tilleman
© Ronald Tilleman

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman +22

Mecanoo Unveils Design for Experimental Garden and Palace Restoration in The Netherlands

14:00 - 10 January, 2017
Mecanoo Unveils Design for Experimental Garden and Palace Restoration in The Netherlands, © Omega Render
© Omega Render

Mecanoo has unveiled its design to transform The Soestdijk Estate into Eden Soestdijk, “an experimental garden for a sustainable society and a paradise destination for all” in The Netherlands. In an effort to become an educational tool for environmental awareness, the project aims to make a significant contribution to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

“The world is facing pressure from increasingly larger and more complex problems when it comes to water, food, climate and energy,” said Anton Valk, chairman of the Eden Soestdijk foundation. “Eden Soestdijk wants to tackle these problems and contribute to a more sustainable society by stimulating and inspiring visitors to change their behaviour in a positive way.”

An architectural greenhouse behind the palace gardens will be the centerpiece of the project, and will house an interactive exhibition focusing on topics like circularity, ecological balance, and social aspects of sustainability.

© Rijksvastgoedbedrijf © Mecanoo architecten © Mecanoo architecten © Mecanoo architecten +9

De Bank / KAAN Architecten

02:00 - 6 January, 2017
De Bank / KAAN Architecten, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boompjes 255, 3011 XZ Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Polak Building / Paul de Ruiter Architects

03:00 - 2 January, 2017
Polak Building / Paul de Ruiter Architects, © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +21

Docklands / Marcel Lok Architect

09:00 - 1 January, 2017
Docklands / Marcel Lok Architect, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer       © Luuk Kramer       © Luuk Kramer       © Luuk Kramer       +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam,The Netherlands
  • Developer/Contractor

    Vink Bouw
  • Structural Engineers

    Fore
  • Area

    7130.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The 4th Gymnasium / Paul de Ruiter Architects

03:00 - 30 December, 2016
 The 4th Gymnasium / Paul de Ruiter Architects, © Sónia Arrepia
© Sónia Arrepia

© Sónia Arrepia               © Sónia Arrepia               © Sónia Arrepia               © Sónia Arrepia               +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Archangelweg 4, 1013 ZZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Paul de Ruiter, Noud Paes
  • Area

    8577.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Transformation Potato Barn / Houben & Van Mierlo

02:00 - 29 December, 2016
Transformation Potato Barn  / Houben & Van Mierlo, © Scheltens & Abbenes
© Scheltens & Abbenes

© Scheltens & Abbenes © Scheltens & Abbenes © Scheltens & Abbenes © Scheltens & Abbenes +16

Fluor / Paul de Ruiter Architects

09:00 - 27 December, 2016
Fluor / Paul de Ruiter Architects, © Ronald Tilleman
© Ronald Tilleman

© Ronald Tilleman               © Ronald Tilleman               © Ronald Tilleman               © Ronald Tilleman               +21

Villa Meijendel / VVKH architecten

03:00 - 27 December, 2016
Villa Meijendel / VVKH architecten, © Christian van der Kooy
© Christian van der Kooy

© Christian van der Kooy © Christian van der Kooy © Christian van der Kooy © Christian van der Kooy +18