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Dutch Students To Build Gaudí's Sagrada Familia From Ice

A team of students from Eindhoven University are to build a forty metre high model of Antonio Gaudí's Sagrada Familia. The project, which follows the completion of the world's biggest ice dome last year, will be constructed from pykrete and reinforced with wood fibres. Impressively, the 1:4 scale model will be built in only three weeks. Thin layers of water and snow will be sprayed onto large, inflated molds. The pykrete (water mixed with sawdust) will be immediately absorbed by the snow before freezing. According to the organisers, "the wood fiber content makes the material three times as strong as normal ice, and it’s also a lot tougher." Find out more about the project here.

Superheroes Hideout / Simon Bush-King Architecture & Urbanism

  • Architects: Simon Bush-King Architecture & Urbanism
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Simon Bush-King, Joti Weijers-Coghlan, Sarah Rowlands, Angel Sanchez Navarro, Pilar Nobio, Paco Pomares , Pamplona, CNC
  • Area: 480.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Alan Jensen

© Alan Jensen © Alan Jensen © Alan Jensen © Alan Jensen

Spordtgebouw / NL Architects

© Ralph Kämena
© Ralph Kämena

© Ralph Kämena © Ralph Kämena © Ralph Kämena © Ralph Kämena

Art’otel / ADP Architects

  • Architects: ADP Architects
  • Location: Prins Hendrikkade 33, 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Wim Woensdregt, Erikjan Cuperus
  • Interior Architecture: Digital Space
  • Area: 6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Gerard van Beek

© Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek

KLM House / Project.DWG ~ Architecture

© Rene Fokkink
© Rene Fokkink

© Jeannet Stassen © Rene Fokkink © Rene Fokkink © Rene Fokkink

Harvard GSD Releases Video of Study Abroad Studio with Rem Koolhaas

"We encounter similarities and difference, but what we encounter more than anything else is how intensely all these seemingly stable elements are evolving in time. Sometimes with acceleration, sometimes with moments of stagnation, but actually they are constantly changing. So what seemed to be a look at the repertoire is actually turning into a look at how nothing is stable." - Rem Koolhaas

The Harvard GSD has released a video from the Fall 2013 study abroad studio in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The students who relocated to Rotterdam for last year's fall semester worked on the "Elements of Architecture" exhibition that will open in the Central Pavilion during the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy. Watch Rem and the students reflect on their research, after the break...

Piazza Céramique / Jo Janssen Architecten

  • Architects: Jo Janssen Architecten
  • Location: Boschcour, 6221 Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Project Architects: Jo Janssen, Wim van den Bergh, Jeroen van Haaren, Simon Zumstein
  • Project Developer: Vesteda Project bv Maastricht
  • Area: 18970.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Atelier Kim ZWarts

© Atelier Kim ZWarts © Atelier Kim ZWarts © Atelier Kim ZWarts © Atelier Kim ZWarts

2 Holland Grove / a-dlab

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell
  • Architects: a-dlab
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Area: 974.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell

Meander Medical Center / atelierpro

  • Architects: atelierpro
  • Location: Maatweg, The Netherlands
  • Design: Hans van Beek with Mark Bruin, Jeroen Ekama, Paul Fouchier, Emile Jansen, Menno Roefs
  • Interior Architect: Hans van Beek, Wessel Reinders, Ellen Vaal, Elisabeth Tukker, Thijs Klinkhamer ism Kleurmerk (Erna Tielen)
  • Design Duo Competition: Hans van Beek ism Dorte Kristensen en Christina Kaiser
  • Project Leader: Hein Doeksen, Mark Homminga and Ernstjan Cornelis
  • Design Team: Mira van Beek, Ido de Boer, Roel Buijs, Mart Buter, Antonio Cannavacciuolo, Diana van Dongen, Michel van Gageldonk, Corine Jongejan, Priet Jokhan, Christina Kaiser, Hans Kalkhoven, Arthur Loomans, Mattijs van Lopik, Marjon Main, Cock van Meurs, Katarzyna Nowak, Paul Olink, Andrew Page, Emile Quanjel, Ferry Raedts, Sandrine Rointru, Arie van der Toorn, Felix Timmermans, Tobias Thoen, Paul Verhaar, Robert Witteman, Wais Wardak.
  • Area: 112000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Lewis Marshall, Dirk Verwoerd

© John Lewis Marshall © Dirk Verwoerd © Dirk Verwoerd © John Lewis Marshall

Public Library Amsterdam / Jo Coenen & Co Architekten

  • Architects: Jo Coenen & Co Architekten
  • Location: Oosterdokseiland 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge: Jo Coenen
  • Design team Architects (exterior): Jo Coenen, Geert Coenen, Iwert Bernakiewicz, Max Bachinov, Gerard Extra, Hans Schoot, Will Stokkermans, Bart Erens, Frans Wesseling
  • Design team Architect (interior): Jo Coenen, Margriet de Zwart, Wil Ummels, Miriam Boot, Annebregje Snijders, Michela Barone, Ingrid Annokkee, Neeltje ten Westenend, Claudy Jongstra, Martijn Sandberg, NAT-architecten, Peter van Kempen, Gerard Extra, Will Stokkermans
  • Area: 28500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Arjen Schmitz

© Arjen Schmitz © Arjen Schmitz © Arjen Schmitz © Arjen Schmitz

SAFARI / ARCHITECTENZAAK

  • Architects: ARCHITECTENZAAK
  • Location: Maarssenbroek, The Netherlands
  • Project Team: Mark Feron, Ramon Rugl, John Speck, Jeroen Roumen, Frank Didderen
  • Area: 12575.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Luc Lodder

© Luc Lodder © Luc Lodder © Luc Lodder © Luc Lodder

Venice Biennale 2014: Dutch Pavilion to Rethink the Open Society

This year for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, the Dutch entry Open: A Bakema Celebration will reflect on the idea of an open society through the work and research of Jaap Bakema (1914-1981).

Office Building ForTop / Arnoud Olie

  • Architects: Arnoud Olie
  • Location: Grote Kranerweerd 53, 8064 PE Zwartsluis, The Netherlands
  • Contracter: Bouwbedrijf Bovenhuis
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: René de Wit

© René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit

Watch/Watertower Sint Jansklooster / Zecc Architecten

  • Architects: Zecc Architecten
  • Location: Barsbeek 6, De Weerribben-Wieden National Park, 8326 BN Sint Jansklooster, The Netherlands
  • Project Architect : Bart Kellerhuis, Marnix van der Meer
  • Project Team: Tom Leerkes, Mark Gerritsen
  • Client: BOEi, Natuurmonumenten & Vitens
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Stijn Poelstra

© Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra

Culturehouse in Arnhem / Neutelings Riedijk Architects

© Scagliola, Brakkee © Neutelings Riedijk Architects
© Scagliola, Brakkee © Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Area: 12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Scagliola, Brakkee © Neutelings Riedijk Architects

© Scagliola, Brakkee © Neutelings Riedijk Architects © Scagliola, Brakkee © Neutelings Riedijk Architects © Scagliola, Brakkee © Neutelings Riedijk Architects © Scagliola, Brakkee © Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Amsterdam Metro Station / Maccreanor Lavington Architects

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