Dutch Students To Build Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia From Ice

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A team of students from Eindhoven University are to build a forty metre high model of Antonio Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia. The project, which follows the completion of the world’s biggest ice dome last year, will be constructed from and reinforced with wood fibres. Impressively, the 1:4 scale model will be built in only three weeks. Thin layers of water and snow will be sprayed onto large, inflated molds. The pykrete (water mixed with sawdust) will be immediately absorbed by the snow before freezing. According to the organisers, “the wood fiber content makes the material three times as strong as normal ice, and it’s also a lot tougher.” Find out more about the project here.

E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: , North Brabant, The
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer, Mai Henriksen, Jacques van Eyck
Area: 16,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

House IV / De Bever Architecten

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Architects: De Bever Architecten
Location: Eindhoven, The
Architect In Charge: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Wim Poell, Emilia Seroviec, Thomas van Weert
Area: 77 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Norbert van Onna

Eindhoven Airport Extension & Hotel / KCAP Architects&Planners + De Bever Architecten

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Architects: KCAP Architects&Planners + De Bever Architecten
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Year: 2013
Photographs: Norbert van Onna

Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft

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Architects: ipv Delft
Location: ,
Dimensions: Height 70m, Diameter 72m
Client: Municipality of Eindhoven
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of ipv Delft

Boiler House Ceres / diederendirrix architects

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Architects: diederendirrix architects
Location: Eindhoven, The
Project Team: Bert Dirrix, Rob Meurders, Tom Kuipers, Wendy Matthijssen, Andre Wijnhoven
Area: 2,200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Arthur Bagen, Courtesy of diederendirrix architects

Fontys Sports College / Mecanoo

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Architects: Mecanoo
Location: , The
Area: 16,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Mecanoo

In Progress: E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Mathildelaan, , The Netherlands
Project Team: Wiel Arets, Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Sports Facility Strijp / LIAG architects

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Architects: LIAG architects
Location: , The
Design Team: Erik Schotte, Thomas Bögl, Bruce Kee, Carina Nørregaard, Martin Pasman, Arie Aalbers and Hong Siem
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 4489.0 sqm
Photographs: Vulkers Fotografie

Dynamo / diederendirrix

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Architects: diederendirrix
Location: Eindhoven,
Project Team: Bert Dirrix, Timo Keulen, Remco Mulder, Tom Kuipers, Quyen Dang, Iwan Westerveen.
Advisors: Adviesbureau Tielemans, Bouw constructies bv, advies- en ingenieursbureau dhv bv, Jansen Raadgevend Ingenieurs Bureau
Contractor: Bam Utiliteitsbouw bv
Interior Architecs: Bert Dirrix, Timo Keulen, Remco Mulder, tribe productions bv
Photographs: Arthur Bagen


PANalytical / DHV architects

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Architects: DHV architects
Location: , The
Principal Architect: Robert Collignon
Client: PANalytical
Contractor: Ballast Nedam (Civil), Burgers Ergon (Utilities)
Project Area: 5.800 sqm 
Project Year: 2011
Photos: René de Wit

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Architect: architecten|en|en
Location: , The Netherlands
Client: Hugo de Ruiter Design
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Post & Van Leeuwen Photographers

In Progress: E Tower / Wiel Arets Architects


The E Tower is a high rise residence that will serve as a landmark within its newly built urban environment while seeking to bring the amenities of a world class hotel to tower’s residents The E Tower is located in an area of whose urban plan was drawn up by the Dutch landscape firm West 8. The original brief for the area includes the E Tower, the E Block and a slender end piece of the adjacent Block J, which are all apartment buildings in this emerging district. A gap between the E Tower and Block J will shape the area’s entrance while simultaneously providing an outdoor space. Each building in this emerging district has been named after one of the world’s cities with the E Tower taking the title of ‘New York’, aptly reflecting its prominent stance within the cluster.

Architect: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

Loft Lichttoren / De Bever Architecten

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Architects: De Bever Architecten
Location: , The
Project Team: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Martijn Wilms
Project area: 110 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of De Bever Architecten

Dwelling Refurbishment in Eindhoven / De Bever Architecten

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Architects: De Bever Architecten
Location: Eindhoven,
Project Team: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Jan Smits, Thomas van Weert
Project area: 220 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Merel van Beukering

Colourful Kameleon / COEN!


Architects: COEN!
Location: The
Client: Jeweler Kameleon, Eindhoven
Project area: 50 sqm
Project year: 2010 – 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of COEN!

Athletic-LOOP / UArchitects


Architects: UArchitects – Emile van Vugt and Misak Terzibasiyan
Location: , The Netherlands
Client: Municipality Eindhoven
Drawings/Renders: Courtesy of UArchitects

V Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Dutch architects Wiel Arets Architects, have won the 2011 ContractWorld Award for the V Tower in , The . Architect’s description and additional images after the break.