KPN Dutch Telecom Company / de Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

01:00 - 7 April, 2014
© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

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Villa Kavel 01 / Studioninedots

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
© Peter Cuypers
© Peter Cuypers

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First 3D Printed House to Be Built In Amsterdam

00:00 - 2 April, 2014

“The building industry is one of the most polluting and inefficient industries out there,” Hedwig Heinsman of Dus Architects tells The Guardian's Olly Wainwright, “With 3D-printing, there is zero waste, reduced transportation costs, and everything can be melted down and recycled. This could revolutionise how we make our cities.”

Working with another Dutch firm, UltimakerDus Architects have developed the KamerMaker (Room Maker), a 3D Printer big enough to print chunks of buildings, up to 2x2x3.5 meters high, out of hotmelt, a bio-plastic mix that's about 75% plant oil. The chunks can then be stacked and connected together like LEGO bricks, forming multi-story homes whose designs can be adapted according to users' needs/desires. For Dus' first project, they've taken as inspiration the Dutch canal house, replacing hand-laid bricks with, in Wainwright's words, "a faceted plastic facade, scripted by computer software."

G-Star RAW HQ / OMA

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
Courtesy of OMA - G-Star
Courtesy of OMA - G-Star
  • Architects

  • Location

    Joan Muyskenweg 39, 1099 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon
  • Current Team (construction + interiors)

    Katrien van Dijk (project leader), Tjeerd van de Sandt, Saskia Simon, Marina Cogliani, Jung-Won Yoon
  • Area

    19000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of OMA - G-Star

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Google Amsterdam / DDOCK

01:00 - 27 March, 2014
© Alan Jensen
© Alan Jensen

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AD Interviews: Ben van Berkel, UNStudio on London's Canaletto Tower

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
Ben van Berkel. Image © Inga Powilleit
Ben van Berkel. Image © Inga Powilleit

ArchDaily recently spoke to Ben van Berkel, co-founder and principal architect at UNStudio, an international network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure based in the Netherlands. The office, which was founded in 1988, has completed projects around the world ranging from Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. With over 81 built projects, and 54 currently in progress (including Raffles City in Hangzhou and Scotts Tower in Singapore), London’s Canaletto Tower (which is due to be completed in 2015) marks the practice’s first major project in the UK.

VIDEO: Bunker 599 / RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon

00:00 - 27 December, 2013

Bunker 599, one of 700 secret bunkers that were used to weaponize artificial hydrology in during the 19th century (see: New Dutch Waterline), recently underwent a radical transformation. RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances], in collaboration with Atelier de Lyon, sliced through the seemingly indestructible bunker to link visitors to an existing network of footpaths, create a publicly accessible attraction to those revisiting the NDW, and form a dramatic connection with the flooded plains that were altered more than 200 years ago.

The video above takes you through the process of altering the concrete monolith, ending with film of the stunning result that has been attracting thousands of daily visitors since its completion. To learn more about the project, follow this link.

Pilot IKC Zeeburgereiland / Studioninedots

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
© Peter Cuypers
© Peter Cuypers
  • Architects

  • 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 +27

Het Bushok / Borren Staalenhoef Architecten

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
© Pieter Kers
© Pieter Kers

© Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers +13

Laan van Spartaan / DP6 architectuurstudio

01:00 - 25 November, 2013
© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +10

CK Office / Claus en Kaan Architecten

01:00 - 13 November, 2013
© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Luuk Kramer © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +14

Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

01:00 - 11 October, 2013
© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +20

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

01:00 - 1 October, 2013
Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects
Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects

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Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
© Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker
© Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker
  • Architects

  • 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

© Frank Stahl © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker +30

Between the Buildings of Historic Amsterdam, An Urban Intervention

01:00 - 28 September, 2013

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

00:00 - 8 September, 2013
Aerial of Amsterdam. Image Courtesy of Waag Society
Aerial of Amsterdam. Image Courtesy of Waag Society

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

00:00 - 30 August, 2013
Bike parking in Amsterdam. Image © Getty Images
Bike parking in Amsterdam. Image © Getty Images

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

01:00 - 24 August, 2013
Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

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