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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
Pilot IKC Zeeburgereiland / Studioninedots, © 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
  • Architects

  • 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 +13

Laan van Spartaan / DP6 Architectuurstudio

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

  • Location

    Amsterdam, 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 +10

CK Office / Claus en Kaan Architecten

01:00 - 13 November, 2013
CK Office / Claus en Kaan Architecten, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • 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

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

Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

01:00 - 11 October, 2013
Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects, © 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.

00:00 - 1 October, 2013
Olympic Stadium Amsterdam / René van Zuuk Architects b.v., Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects
Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Olympisch Stadion 21, 1076 DE Amsterdam, 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 +18

Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker, © 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
Software Engineers Map All the Buildings in the Netherlands, 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
Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch, 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
Hyperion Lyceum / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur, Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
  • Architects

  • 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 +18

MBO College North / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

01:00 - 21 August, 2013
MBO College North / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur, Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
  • Architects

  • 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 +22

Transformation K-flats Bijlmer / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

01:00 - 14 August, 2013
Transformation K-flats Bijlmer / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer
  • Architects

  • 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 +15

Elandshof 6 houses cpo / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
Elandshof 6 houses cpo / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten, © Milad Pallesh
© Milad Pallesh
  • Architects

  • 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 +29

Lutkemeerweg / MAS architectuur

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Lutkemeerweg / MAS architectuur, ©  John Lewis Marshall
© John Lewis Marshall

©  John Lewis Marshall ©  John Lewis Marshall ©  John Lewis Marshall ©  John Lewis Marshall +16

IJburg Villa / Marc Prosman Architecten

01:00 - 16 April, 2013
IJburg Villa  / Marc Prosman Architecten, © Milad Pallesh
© Milad Pallesh
  • Architects

  • 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 +13

Ziggo Dome / Benthem Crouwel Architects

01:00 - 10 April, 2013
© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders +27