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KamerMaker: Mobile 3D Printer Inspires Potential for Emergency Relief Architecture

3-D Printing technology is developing at quickening pace as both engineers and architects experiment with its technological and social potential.  Consider Enrico Dini’s D-Shape printer that prints large scale stone structures out of sand and an inorganic binder or Neri Oxman’s research at MIT which involves a 3-D printing arm and nozzles that can print with a variety of different materials, from concrete to recycled plastic.  

Dutch firm DUS Architects, in collaboration with Ultimaker Ltd, Fablab Protospace, and Open Coop, have added another 3-D printing machine to the list known as KamerMaker, the room builder.  KamerMaker is the world’s first mobile 3d printer and has the ability to print “rooms” that are up to 11 feet high and 7 feet wide.  The machine was unveiled at OFF PICNIC, a precursor to Amsterdam’s annual PICNIC technology festival.

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National Maritime Museum / Dok Architecten

© Arjen Schmitz photographer
© Arjen Schmitz photographer

Architect: Dok Architecten: Liesbeth van der Pol, Jan Jaap Roeten, Sonja Müller, Ellen Wolse, Christina Patz, Mirthe Kooy, Ieke Koning Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Programme: Museum, Library, Restaurant and Retail Facilities Client:  Rijksgebouwendienst, Haarlem Construction Costs:  €28.000.000 miljoen Dome Design and Construction: Ney & Partners, Brussels (BE): Laurent Ney, Eric Bodarwé, Kenny Verbeeck and others  Project Year: 2011  Photographs: Arjen Schmitz photographer

© Arjen Schmitz photographer © Arjen Schmitz photographer © Arjen Schmitz photographer © Arjen Schmitz photographer

KNSM Island Skydome / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: KNSM-Laan 451, 1019 Zeeburg, The Netherlands
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets , Elmar Kleuters, Paul Kuitenbrouwer, René Thijssen
  • Collaborators: Anca Arenz, Ivo Daniëls, Jo Janssen, Maurice Paulussen, Henrik Vuust
  • Consultants: Cauberg & Huijgen Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Loveld, Wilma Bouw BV
  • Client: Wilma Bouw BV
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 1996
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

Bunker 599 / Rietveld Landscape

© Rietveld Landscape © Rietveld Landscape © Rietveld Landscape © Rietveld Landscape

The Twins Science Park / 24H architecture

  • Architects: 24H architecture
  • Location: ASP-Amsterdam Science Park Beheer, Science Park Amsterdam 402, 1098 XH Ámsterdam, Países Bajos
  • Architects:  24H architecture
  • Project Team: Maartje Lammers, Boris Zeisser
  • Client: Heddes Vastgoed
  • Area: 14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs:  Boris Zeisser

©  Boris Zeisser ©  Boris Zeisser ©  Boris Zeisser ©  Boris Zeisser

The Oosterdokseiland / HVDN + Studioninedots

  • Architects: HVDN + Studioninedots
  • Location: Oosterdokseiland, 1011 Ámsterdam, Países Bajos
  • Architects: HVDN + Studioninedots
  • Project Team: Stijn de Jongh
  • Area: 540.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Thomas Schlijper

© Thomas Schlijper © Thomas Schlijper © Thomas Schlijper © Thomas Schlijper

House Ijburg / Rocha Tombal Architects

  • Architects: Rocha Tombal Architects
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect: Rocha Tombal Architects - Ana Rocha, Michel Tombal
  • Project Team: Enrique Otero Neira, Iwona Wozniakowska, Tjerk Boom, Anne Dessing, Volker Goldstein
  • Client: Hester Molenaar en Maurice Winkel
  • Construction: Aronsohn bv Rotterdam
  • Building Costs: € 330.000,-- excl. ground, kitchen, garden
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of rocha tombal architects

Courtesy of  rocha tombal architects Courtesy of  rocha tombal architects Courtesy of  rocha tombal architects Courtesy of  rocha tombal architects

Construction begins on OMA-designed G-Star RAW Headquarters

On the plinth - Courtesy of OMA
On the plinth - Courtesy of OMA

Today, in the industrial Zuidoost area of Amsterdam, construction begins on the new OMA-designed headquarters for the fashion brand G-Star RAW. Led by OMA partners Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon and Rem Koolhaas, the project will consolidate G-Star RAW’s existing disparate facilities into a single 27.500m2 horizontal building. Continue after the break to learn more.

23 Town Houses in Amsterdam / Atelier Kempe Thill

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Design Team: André Kempe, Oliver Thill, Teun van der Meulen with Takashi Nakamura
  • Client: DeltaForte BV
  • Building Size: 5,104 sqm
  • Total Building Budget: € 3,023,091 (excl. VAT)
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz

© Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz © Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz © Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz © Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz

Block 64 / Loos Architects

  • Architects: Loos Architects
  • Location: IJburg, 1087 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Loos Architects
  • Design: Miguel Loos
  • Design Team: Tamara Hopman, Ewoud Ruifrok, Jacco van der Linden, Belen Ramirez, Raoul Vleugels, Luca Miserocchi, Zuzanna Bujacz, Katarina Vranova
  • Client: De Principaal / De Key, Amsterdam
  • Building Costs: € 10,250,000 - (excl. VAT)
  • Area: 10600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Allard van der Hoek

© Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek

Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Proposal / PLUSRchitecture - IoannisKarrasArchitectureStudio

PLUSRchitecture – IoannisKarrasArchitectureStudio shared with us their proposal for the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition, put on by [AC-CA]. Their concept consists of one single architectural object which, through its morphological simplicity will create a new urban dialogue between man and urban environment. Through the reconsideration of the circular form which clearly symbolizes the unification of the two opposite banks, we suggest an additional urban promenade and a totally new urban recognition, in comparison to the typical straight passing-through connection. More images and architects’ description after the break.

IJburg College / LIAG

  • Architects: LIAG
  • Location: Pampuslaan 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project Team: Erik Schotte, Pivo Wirfler, Carel van Kuijk, Harmen Landman, Martin Pasman and Thomas Witteman
  • Client: Hevo BV, 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Area: 11430.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Vulkers Fotografie, Thomas Schlijper, Marcel van der Burg

© Thomas Schlijper © Vulkers Fotografie © Vulkers Fotografie © Vulkers Fotografie

Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Proposal / Michael Labory & Bertrand Schippan

Designed by Michael Labory & Bertrand Schippan to be a city landmark, their proposal for the Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge is made not only for crossing, but for the city’s life. The tulip, symbol of the Netherlands, turns out to be the evident choice for a city like Amsterdam. Its recognizable shape among thousands becomes the landmark that makes Hermitage a unique destination, an address never to be confused, while offering many activities to the inhabitants. More images and architects’ description after the break.