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Pilot IKC Zeeburgereiland / Studioninedots

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Location: Zeeburgereiland en Nieuwe Diep, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project Team: Daniel Aw, Jarno van Essen, Monika Pieroth, Eliano Felício, Pedro Piernas
  • Contractor: Verlaat Uden Bouwsystemen
  • Area: 2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Peter Cuypers

© Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers

Het Bushok / Borren Staalenhoef Architecten

© Pieter Kers
© Pieter Kers
  • Architects: Borren Staalenhoef Architecten
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect In Charge: K.J. Borren, A.J. Staalenhoef
  • Client: Claartje Borren
  • Area: 48.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Pieter Kers

© Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers

Laan van Spartaan / DP6 architectuurstudio

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg
  • Architects: DP6 architectuurstudio
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Chris de Weijer, Robert Alewijnse, Richelle de Jong, Björn Bleumink, Harrie Hupperts, Ines van Binsbergen, Carolina Sumares, Job van Stralen, Rik den Heijer, Rosanne van Yperen
  • Area: 15730.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg

CK Office / Claus en Kaan Architecten

  • Architects: Claus en Kaan Architecten
  • Location: IJburg, 1087 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect In Charge: Felix Claus, Dick van Wageningen
  • Design Team: Marc van Broekhuijsen, Jante Leupen, Joost Mulders, Roland Rens, Romy Schneider, Surya Steijlen, James Webb
  • Area: 3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Christian Richters, Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters

Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg

Olympic Stadium Amsterdam / René van Zuuk Architects b.v.

  • Architects: René van Zuuk Architects b.v.
  • Location: Olympic Experience, Olympisch Stadion 21, 1076 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Structural Engineer: ABT bv
  • Contractor: Gebr. Beentjes GWW bv
  • Area: 940.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects

Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects

Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker

  • Architects: Bakers Architecten, Ben Loerakker
  • Location: IJdock, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team: Jan Bakers, Martijn Boer, Remko Verkaar, Frank Stahl, Erik Feenstra, Anna Alegre
  • Interior Architect: Tomás Alía
  • Master Plan: Dick van Gameren en Bjarne Mastenbroek
  • Interior Architect Restaurant: Bakers Architecten
  • Tenant Hotel: Room Mate Hotels
  • Tenant Restaurant: Vitam BV
  • Area: 18400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Lewis Marshall, Frank Stahl

© Frank Stahl © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker

Between the Buildings of Historic Amsterdam, An Urban Intervention

Amsterdam's famous canal district celebrated its 400th birthday this year. And though the district has grown and evolved throughout the centuries, now, more than ever before, this UNESCO World Heritage site is struggling with how to ensure the past doesn't hold a vice-like grip on its future.

For Jarrik Ouburg, an Amsterdam architect, the problem was more specific: in such a historic district, how do you keep urban transformations from slowing to a stop? This question eventually led him to his ongoing project, “Tussen-ruimte.”  Tussen-ruimte (Dutch for ‘between space’) installs pieces of contemporary art and architecture in the hidden alleys and courtyards that have formed over years of building in the canal district.

Software Engineers Map All the Buildings in the Netherlands

The Waag Society, together with designer and software engineer Bert Spaan, have put the Netherlands back on the map - the data map. After several months of coding and design, the partnership has managed to account for all 9,866,539 buildings in the country, visualized in varying colors to identify old and new buildings. After a user clicks on a specific block, additional building and city information displays square footages, addresses, populations and programs, among other stats. Users can navigate from Amsterdam to the Hague experiencing hundreds of years of urban development along the way, from the pre-1800s to post-2005 buildings, indicated by the red to blue gradient. 

Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch

Did you know that there are more bicycles than residents in The Netherlands? You may be shocked to learn that up to 70% of all journeys are made by bike in cities like Amsterdam and The Hague. To accommodate such a huge number of bike-enthusiasts, bike parking facilities can be found everywhere - outside schools, office buildings and shops. Not to mention the fact that many Dutch cities even have special bike paths that are completely segregated from motorized traffic with signs that read "Bike Street: Cars are guests." Ever wondered why the Dutch are so bike crazy and how bicycles came to be such an important part of everyday life in The Netherlands? Click here to read all about it and look here for our story on Why Cycle Cities Are the Future!

Hyperion Lyceum / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

  • Architects: Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area: 2210.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

MBO College North / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

  • Architects: Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
  • Location: MBO College Noord, 13, 1022 LD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area: 21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

Transformation K-flats Bijlmer / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

  • Architects: Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Woonstichting de Key
  • Structural Engineer: Bouwadviesburo Strackee
  • Constructor: Van Ieperen Groep
  • Contributors: Odette Olde Wolbers, Merel Martens, Alexandra Peters, Santiago Baltar
  • Area: 50000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer

Elandshof 6 houses cpo / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

  • Architects: Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Vereniging Elzes
  • Structural Engineer: Duyts Bouwconstructies BV
  • Contractor: Wever Bouwgroep BV
  • Contributors: Merel Martens, Dingeman Deijs, Jasper Hermans,  Santiago Baltar Bescansa, Gert-Jan van Laar, Quinten Savarit
  • Area: 1120.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Milad Pallesh

© Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh

Lutkemeerweg / MAS architectuur

©  John Lewis Marshall ©  John Lewis Marshall ©  John Lewis Marshall ©  John Lewis Marshall

IJburg Villa / Marc Prosman Architecten

  • Architects: Marc Prosman Architecten
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team: Marc prosman, Victor Spijkers, Brian Debruijn, Arie Mallegrom
  • Contractor: Gebr. van Scheppingen BV
  • Area: 230.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Milad Pallesh

© Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh

Ziggo Dome / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders
  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project Architect: Jan Benthem, Job Schoën
  • Area: 49000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jannes Linders

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders

Morovian Church / 70F Architecture

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer