Beatrix College Tilburg / Architecten|en|en

01:00 - 18 February, 2015
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© BASEPHOTOGRAPHY

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Bus Station Canopies / MAXWAN architects + urbanists

01:00 - 16 February, 2015
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Rients Dijkstra and Hiroki Matsuura with Artur Boresjo, Nobuki Ogasahara Rene Sangers, Harm te Velde, Aleksandar Hrib.
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +17

The W.I.N.D. House / UNStudio

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
© Fedde de Weert
© Fedde de Weert
  • Architects

  • Location

    North Holland, Netherlands
  • UNStudio team

    Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen, René Wysk and Luis Etchegorry, William de Boer, Elisabeth Brauner, Albert Gnodde, Cheng Gong, Eelco Grootjes, Daniela Hake, Patrik Noome, Kristin Sandner, Beatriz Zorzo Talavera
  • Area

    528.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Inga Powilleit © Fedde de Weert © Inga Powilleit © Inga Powilleit +20

On View: Inside Outside's "Museological Reconstruction" of Rotterdam's Iconic Sonneveld House

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
© Johannes Schwartz
© Johannes Schwartz

Inside Rotterdam's Sonneveld House everything is in order: books arranged nearly on shelves, chairs tucked under tables, rugs set square on the bedroom floor. The house is a pristine tableau depicting what the interior would have looked like whilst inhabited by the eponymous Albertus Sonneveld and his family.

Yet something interesting lies underfoot, thanks to an intervention by Inside Outside that sees the entire floor of the home covered with a single, continuous mirror. Read more about the installation and view selected images after the break.

AD Classics: Bolwoning / Dries Kreijkamp

01:00 - 7 February, 2015
© Gili Merin
© Gili Merin

In the quaint Dutch town of Den Bosch, amongst typical brick-clad homes and winding canals, sits the odd community of Bolwoningen: a cluster of globe-shaped stilt houses punctuated with round windows in a sea of wild vegetation. Built in 1984, these oversized “golf balls” are, in fact, homes: an eccentric product of a relatively unknown architectural experiment conducted by a visionary architect, attempting to impose a new morphological dwelling solution, and hoping to generate a new residential typology. Instead, the bizarre neighbourhood remains a secluded, momentary anecdote in architectural history, and today, provides a glimpse into an age of praised radicalism and irrepressible imagination.

More on these “oddballs” after the break.

© Gili Merin © Gili Merin © Gili Merin Courtesy of Bolwoning.com +21

Secret Operation 610 / Studio Frank Havermans + RAAAF

01:00 - 6 February, 2015
© Michiel de Cleene
© Michiel de Cleene

© Michiel de Cleene © Michiel de Cleene © René de Wit. © Michiel de Cleene +17

Room On The Roof / i29 interior architects

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
© Ewout Huibers
© Ewout Huibers

© Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers +18

Surface As Sculpture: Henry Moore's Brick Reliefs In Rotterdam

00:00 - 2 February, 2015

In 1954 British sculptor Henry Moore was commissioned to design and install a large wall relief into Joost Boks' new bouwcentrum (Construction Centre) in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The project, pieced together with approximately 16,000 hand-carved Dutch bricks, stands as the sculptor's only work completed in the humble material. In a short documentary film produced by ARTtube, architectural historian Wouter Vanstiphout narrates the fascinating story behind Wall Relief No.1.

Working drawing, façade detail. Image © The Henry Moore Foundation The wall in-situ - February 2015. Image © James Taylor-Foster Constructing the wall relief. Image © The Henry Moore Foundation The brick wall integrated into the Building Centre, since demolished (1970). Image © The Henry Moore Foundation +6

Crossoverzaal / NL Architects

00:00 - 1 February, 2015
Courtesy of NL Architects
Courtesy of NL Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vredenburg, 3511 Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Design Team

    Sören Grünert, Kirsten Hüsig, Thomas Scherzer, Marc Dahmen, Gerbrand van Oostveen, Michael Schoner, Wim Sjerps, Martijn Stoffels, Michael Schoner, Bobby de Graaf, Stephan Schuelecke, Florent Le Corre, Jung-Hwa Cho, Michael Schoner, Bobby de Graaf, Lorena Valero Miñano, Inés Quinteiro Antolin
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool / KCAP Architects&Planners

01:00 - 31 January, 2015
© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +22

MVRDV and Interior Urbanism: An Interview With Winy Maas

01:00 - 29 January, 2015
Markthal Rotterdam. Image © Daria Scagliola+Stijn Brakkee
Markthal Rotterdam. Image © Daria Scagliola+Stijn Brakkee

In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one of the major changes within cities around the world has been the rise of so-called "privately-owned public space," a development which has attracted the attention of many urbanists and is still being widely debated. However, for MONU Magazine, the increasing prevalence (and arguably, acceptance) of such privately owned spaces for public use gives us an opportunity to discuss another aspect of public space: interior urbanism. With the rise of the shopping mall and the increasingly diverse functions required by buildings such as libraries, interior spaces now resemble exterior public spaces more and more.

The following interview is an excerpt from the 21st issue of MONU Magazine, in which MONU's Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo interview MVRDV founder Winy Maas, discussing the concept of interior urbanism in the work of MVRDV, in particular in their Rotterdam Markthal, Glass Farm and Book Mountain projects.

Markthal Rotterdam. Image © Nico Saieh Book Mountain in Spijkenisse. Image © Jeroen Musch Book Mountain in Spijkenisse. Image © Jeroen Musch Glass Farm in Schijndel. Image © Jeroen Musch +13

Theatre Speelhuis / Cepezed Architects

01:00 - 27 January, 2015
Courtesy of Jannes Linders, Léon van Woerkom
Courtesy of Jannes Linders, Léon van Woerkom

When the ’t Speelhuis theatre in Helmond, designed by Piet Blom, was destroyed by fire in December 2011, the town council opted for a temporary replacement in the Our Lady of the Assumption, a neo-Byzantine domed church near the centre that had become disused. There were important preconditions for the new theatre facility. The church is a monument, it remains the property of the Den Bosch diocese and the facility is temporary, so interventions must damage the building as little as possible and must be reversible. The theatre also had to be operational very quickly.

Junky Hotel Amsterdam / Atelier Kempe Thill

01:00 - 24 January, 2015
© Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    André Kempe, Oliver Thill, David van Eck
  • Design Team

    Rafael Alencar Saraiva, Marcel Geerdink, Pauline Marcombe, Teun van der Meulen, Anja Mueller, Andrius Raguotis, Ruud Smeelen, Philip Stalbohm, Giorgio Terraneo, Roel van der Zeeuw
  • Area

    730.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz +39

Rotterdam Central Station / Benthem Crouwel Architects + MVSA Architects + West 8

01:00 - 19 January, 2015
© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Luke Harley © Jannes Linders +27

Town Hall Borsele / Atelier Kempe Thill

01:00 - 18 January, 2015
© Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz

© Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz +53

Villa SR / Reitsema and Partners Architects

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
© Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

When older houses are preserved, it is often because of their recyclability. They have high ceilings, daylight, large rooms and wide doors. But there is one more important reason why we don’t demolish them. We love them, because their architecture is good and because they are made of beautiful materials. Preserve your house, or make a new one with a high long term value, and you make your house more environmentally friendly.

Floating Office for Waternet / Attika Architekten

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten
Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Noord 4, Papaverweg 54, 1032 KJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Area

    875.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten

Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten +17

'An Installation In Four Acts' - Exploring Structuralism At Rotterdam's Nieuwe Instituut

01:00 - 5 January, 2015
Structuralism: 'An Installation In Four Acts'. Image via Het Nieuwe Instituut
Structuralism: 'An Installation In Four Acts'. Image via Het Nieuwe Instituut

Great movements in architecture are usually set in motion by a dull societal ache or as a response to a sudden, unforeseen reorientation of a community at large. The Dutch city of Rotterdam - vast swathes of which were cast into oblivion during the blitz of May 1940 - has been at the forefront of many shifts in approach to the built environment. It is therefore fitting that the latest exhibition at the Nieuwe Instituut (formerly the NAi), simply titled Structuralism, is being held in the city that was recently named Europe’s best.

Furthermore, Dutch Structuralism is a timely subject for Dirk van den Heuvel and the Jaap Bakema Study Centre (JBSC) in Delft to tackle. With major civic buildings like OMA's extension to Rotterdam's City Hall taking shape, it appears that a resurgence of Structuralist formal thought is appearing in the contemporary city. The exhibition seeks to shine a new light on the movement by uncovering drawings, models and texts which profoundly shaped 20th century architectural thinking.

'An Installation In Four Acts' Seminar Space. Image via Het Nieuwe Instituut Structuralism: From 'An Installation In Four Acts' looking towards 'Making Space, Leaving Space'. Image via Het Nieuwe Instituut Structuralism: 'An Installation In Four Acts'. Image via Het Nieuwe Instituut Structuralism: 'An Installation In Four Acts' - the mini-mega furniture. Image via Het Nieuwe Instituut +28