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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
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    2210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

MBO College North / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

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

  • Location

    MBO College Noord, 13, 1022 LD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

Transformation K-flats Bijlmer / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

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

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The 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

Elandshof 6 houses cpo / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

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

Lutkemeerweg / MAS architectuur

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Lutkemeerweg / MAS architectuur, ©  John Lewis Marshall
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IJburg Villa / Marc Prosman Architecten

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

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Marc prosman, Victor Spijkers, Brian Debruijn, Arie Mallegrom
  • Contractor

    Gebr. van Scheppingen BV
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Ziggo Dome / Benthem Crouwel Architects

01:00 - 10 April, 2013
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Morovian Church / 70F Architecture

01:00 - 10 April, 2013
Morovian Church / 70F Architecture, © Luuk Kramer
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Rijksmuseum / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 April, 2013
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architects

  • Location

    Museumstraat 1, 1071 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Principals

    Antonio Cruz, Antonio Ortiz
  • Project Architects

    Muriel Huisman, Thomas Offermans
  • Project Team

    Tirma Reventós, Oscar García de la Cámara, Marije Ter Steege, Alicia López, Juan Luis Mayén, Clara Hernández, Ana Vila, Victoria Bernícola, Jan Kolle, Sara Gutiérrez, Marta Pelegrín, Iko Mennenga, Joaquin Pérez, Lourdes Gutierrez, Carlos Arévalo
  • Area

    30000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2000
  • Photographs

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Tbwa Office Building / ZZDP Architecten

01:00 - 4 April, 2013
Tbwa Office Building / ZZDP Architecten, © Michel Kievits
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Generaal Vetterstraat 82, Amsterdam
  • Architect in Charge

    : Joris Deur, Adam Smit
  • Interior Design

    Abrahams Crielaers
  • Construction

    Van Rossum
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Benthem Crouwel Architects

01:00 - 4 April, 2013
© Jannes Linders
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Fletcher Hotel / Benthem Crouwel Architects

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
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Datacenter AM3 / Benthem Crouwel Architects

01:00 - 27 March, 2013
Datacenter AM3 / Benthem Crouwel Architects, © Jannes Linders
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Amsterdam Museum / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

01:00 - 27 March, 2013
Amsterdam Museum / Benthem Crouwel Architekten, © Jannes Linders
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Kop van Diemenstraat / B. Tjhie - C. Bakker

01:00 - 22 March, 2013
Kop van Diemenstraat / B. Tjhie - C. Bakker, Courtesy of B. Tjhie - C. Bakker
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Contributers

    M. Breg, J. van Osnabrugge, E. Abebe, E. Kanters, T. Schreij
  • Area

    13680.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of B. Tjhie - C. Bakker

123 MAKELAAR / CUBE Architecten

01:00 - 19 March, 2013
Courtesy of CUBE Architecten
Courtesy of CUBE Architecten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam
  • Architect in Charge

    Pieter van der Pot, Marloes van Heteren
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of CUBE Architecten

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