Multifunctional Swimming Pool Complex De Geusselt / Slangen+Koenis Architects

© Marcel van den Burg

Architects: Slangen+Koenis Architects
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcel van den Burg

Piazza Céramique / Jo Janssen Architecten

© Atelier Kim ZWarts

Architects: Jo Janssen Architecten
Location: Boschcour, Maastricht, The
Project Architects: Jo Janssen, Wim van den Bergh, Jeroen van Haaren, Simon Zumstein
Project Developer: Vesteda Project bv Maastricht
Area: 18,970 sqm
Photographs: Atelier Kim ZWarts

MCC / JHK Architecten

© Palladium Photodesign

Architects: JHK Architecten
Location: Prins Bisschopsingel, AB , The Netherlands
Area: 4,600 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Palladium Photodesign

V’ House / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Batterijstraat 42, 6211 Maastricht,
Architect In Charge:
Area: 530.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Brains Unlimited / Wiegerinck

© Kim Zwarts

Architects: Wiegerinck
Location: Maastricht, The
Area: 8,248 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kim Zwarts, Leon Abraas, Courtesy of

Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979

© Burt Glinn/Magnum/HH

What is the connection between sex, architecture and design? Opening tomorrow, September 29, Architecture, 1953-1979 explores the role of architecture in the famous men’s magazine Playboy. Colomina, along with the curators of NAiM/Bureau-Europa in Maastricht, The , centers the exhibition around the research of Beatriz Colomina, a professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture and founder of their Media and Modernity program, who has been studying the connection for the past three years.

Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979 illustrates how cities, buildings, interiors, furniture and products have always played an important role in the fantasy world of Playboy. Ever since Hugh Hefner launched Playboy in 1952, its erotic spreads have featured the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Buckminster Fuller, Moshe Safdie, and Paolo Soleri. As Colomina’s program argues, “sexual revolution and architectural revolution are inseparable.” The exhibition reveals how Playboy reshaped masculinity with the influence of architecture and design.

Flashback: Academy of Art & Architecture / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Flashback: One of Archdaily’s goals is to bring you up to date information about projects that are being designed and constructed around the world. We’ve created a new category to cover inspiring projects that were constructed between the 1990′s and the early 2000′s.

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Year: 1993
Photographs: Jan Bitter

H House / Wiel Arets Architects

© Wiel Arets Architects

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Maastricht,
Design team: Satoru Umehara, Harold Herman, Daniel Meier, Dennis Villanueva, Alex Kunnen, Francois Steul
Project area: 130 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2010
Photographs: Wiel Arets Architects

“Schaal 1op1″, an exhibition about the obviousness in interior architecture

Six architectural designers want to make the visitor aware of the space in which they live, their living room. Just try and take a different look at your environment, is what they ask. Does the TV have to be on the cupboard in the corner? Don’t people tend to take their living environment in a too obvious way?

The creators of the exhibition are searching for a challenge. They are not afraid to criticize the traditional way of dealing with the division and disposition of spaces. By mixing time, context and perspective in an unusual way with a traditional interior, a world of experiences exists in which the visitor is set down to different questions.

Who determines where to sit? Is it the position of the chair, or the space around the chair? More images after the break. More information on the exhibition’s official website.