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LEVS Architecten Brings New Type of Mixed-Used Development to Russia

16:00 - 2 July, 2017
 LEVS Architecten Brings New Type of Mixed-Used Development to Russia, Courtesy of LEVS Architecten
Courtesy of LEVS Architecten

In LEVS Architecten’s newest development Forum City, the firm reinterprets Russian urban life in the center of its fourth-largest city, Yekaterinburg. The nine-building complex, developed by the Forum Group, curates its own metropolitan microcosm inside the larger urban area by combining residential, leisure facilities, and retail inside an archetypal city block.  

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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.”

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LEVS Architecten Infuse "Dutch Approach" in New Residential Area in Russia

14:00 - 26 June, 2016
LEVS Architecten Infuse "Dutch Approach" in New Residential Area in Russia, Courtesy of LEVS Architecten
Courtesy of LEVS Architecten

Dutch firm LEVS Architecten won an international competition to design a new residential zone near the Russian city of Kazan. The winning design encompasses the 180-hectare masterplan for the area as well as its architectural content. Along with VLUGP landscape, LEVS used a "Dutch Approach," embracing pedestrian networks, green space and "spirited architecture." The extent of the project will form its own neighborhood, titled "Machaon Valley," and is intended to be fully realized by 2025.

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Gangouroubouro Primary School / LEVS architecten

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
Gangouroubouro Primary School / LEVS architecten, Courtesy of LEVS architecten
Courtesy of LEVS architecten

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  • Architects

  • Contractor

    Enterprise Dara (Sevaré, Mopti) in collaboration with students of the Technical College in Sevaré and with the local population of Gangouroubouro
  • Area

    295.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

The Architect / LEVS architecten

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
The Architect  / LEVS architecten, © Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

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Primary School Tanouan Ibi / LEVS architecten

01:00 - 28 October, 2014
Primary School Tanouan Ibi  / LEVS architecten, Courtesy of LEVS architecten
Courtesy of LEVS architecten

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Dogon Plateau, Mali
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

The Western Terp / LEVS Architecten

01:00 - 11 November, 2011
The Western Terp / LEVS Architecten, © Gerard van Beek
© Gerard van Beek

© Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek +8

View of Suydersee / LEVS Architecten

01:00 - 4 November, 2011
View of Suydersee / LEVS Architecten, © Gerard van Beek
© Gerard van Beek

© Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lelystad, The Netherlands
  • Client

    Heijmans IBC Vastgoed
  • Area

    5800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Healthcare Centre IJburg / LEVS Architecten

01:00 - 31 October, 2011
Healthcare Centre IJburg / LEVS Architecten, Courtesy of  levs architecten
Courtesy of levs architecten

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client

    IJ-Delta
  • Area

    2300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

On the Brewery / LEVS Architecten

01:00 - 26 October, 2011
On the Brewery / LEVS Architecten, © Marcel van der Burg – primabeeld
© Marcel van der Burg – primabeeld

© Marcel van der Burg – primabeeld © Marcel van der Burg – primabeeld © Marcel van der Burg – primabeeld © Marcel van der Burg – primabeeld +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Client

    ING Real Estate Development
  • Area

    16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

Golden Mile / LEVS Architecten

01:00 - 28 September, 2011
Golden Mile / LEVS Architecten, © Allard van der Hoek
© Allard van der Hoek

© Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek +9

Doggerij / LEVS Architecten

01:00 - 23 September, 2011
Doggerij / LEVS Architecten, © Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gerrit Pietersz Blankmanstraat 49, 1785 Den Helder, The Netherlands
  • Architects

    LEVS Architecten
  • Landscape Design

    Marlies van Diest
  • Client

    Rijksgebouwendienst (Dutch Government Building Department)
  • Area

    1150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Dragoon / LEVS Architecten

01:00 - 21 September, 2011
Dragoon / LEVS Architecten, Courtesy of  levs architecten
Courtesy of levs architecten

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Markt 6, 3901 Veenendaal, The Netherlands
  • Architects

    LEVS Architecten
  • Client

    Rabo Vastgoed BV, Utrecht
  • Project Year

    2009

Dogger's Corner / LEVS Architecten

01:00 - 18 September, 2011
Dogger's Corner / LEVS Architecten, Courtesy of  levs architecten
Courtesy of levs architecten

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Den Helder, The Netherlands
  • Client

    Rijksgebouwendienst (Dutch Government Building Department)
  • Area

    14500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006