Van Buchem House / Siebold Nijenhuis Architect

© Menno Emmink

Architects: Siebold Nijenhuis Architect, Broekbakema
Location: , South Holland
Landscape: Gudrun Bosch
Area: 110.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Menno Emmink

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013

Courtesy of City of & Creative Industries Fund

The 2013 Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR), which focuses around the theme, ‘Time Machine,’ is set to take place in the cinemas of LantarenVenster October 10-13. The event will all be about evaluating the past and dreaming about the future. This will be done with movies, lots of movies, in which ‘the world called city’ is the leading character. The festival will also hosts television series, debates and talk shows. More information after the break.

IABR 2014 Call for Projects

Courtesy of IABR 2014

With the theme of ‘Urban by Nature’, the sixth edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam opens in May 2014 in the Kunsthal in . With Dutch landscape architect Dirk Sijmons as the curator, IABR is calling for best practices from all over the world to support and substantiate the Biennale’s main exhibition’s narrative. Prospective participants who have designed or are designing concrete projects that deal with the relationship between man, nature and city, are invited to submit their applications by June 9, 2013. For more information, please visit here.

Luchtsingel / ZUS + Hofbogen BV

© Ossip van Duivebode

The Luchtsingel is a pedestrian footbridge in Rotterdam that is being realized by crowdfunding, an exciting new means of funding in which the public donates money via an online platform (essentially investing in an unrealized idea) in order to make a project reality. The Luchtsingel, which uses the slogan “the more you donate, the longer the bridge”, has resonated with the public imagination and surpassed its initial funding goals, becoming an important part of ’s urban rejuvenation.

Read more about the unusual birth of this public bridge, after the break…

Villa Vonk / VenhoevenCS

© Luuk Kramer

Architects: VenhoevenCS
Location: Hoogvliet, Rotterdam, The
Team: Ton Venhoeven, Cécilia Gross, Danny Esselman, Eelco Bergman, Jan Lebbink, Alexander Speelman (intern), Katarzyna Duleba (intern), Igor Začek (intern)
Area: 4,714 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luuk Kramer

9 Houses on the Water / BLAUW architecten + FARO Architecten

© Jeroen Musch

Architects: BLAUW architecten + FARO Architecten 
Location: , The Netherlands
Design Team: Carin ter Beek, Roel Lichtenberg
Area: 175 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

Hoogvliet / VMX Architects

© Christian Richters

Architects: VMX Architects
Location: Alverstraat, ,
Architect In Charge: Don Murphy
Client: Vestia Hoogvliet / Estrade Projecten and Ambap BV Projectontwikkeling
Area: 18,860 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Christian Richters

De Karel Doorman / Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten

© Ossip van Duivenbode

Architects: Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten
Location: Rotterdam,
Area: 10,500 sqm
Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode, J. Versnel en J.F.H. Roovers

RDM Innovation Dock / Groosman Partners I Architecten

© Theo Peekstok

Architects: Groosman Partners I Architecten
Location: , The
Area: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Theo Peekstok

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Courtesy of AFFR

Taking place October 10-13, this year’s Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, which is considered the world’s largest architecture film festival, is expected to attract an audience of approximately 5,000 international visitors. The event will include screenings of over 100 movies, docs and shorts. For more information, please visit their official website here.

Bridge House / 123DV

© Christiaan de Bruijne

Architects: 123DV
Location: ,
Area: 825 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Christiaan de Bruijne

Zeeuws Housing / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

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Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, F. Sack, H. Vollmuller, L. Paschke
Client: Heijmans Vastgoed BV
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

Shipping and Transport College / DP6

© Marcel van der Burg

Architects: DP6
Location: Anthony fokkerweg, , The
Design Team: Robert Alewijnse, Chris de Weijer Dardo Mantel, Harrie Hupperts, Jimmy van de Aa, Tim Sluiter, Alvaro Novas Filgueira, Sarina Gomez
Consultants: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Nelissen ingenieursbureau, Basalt Bouwadvies
Contractors: Heerkens van Bavel, Wolter & Dros, Alewijnse Delft
Client: STC-group
Area: 7,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg, Christian Richters

In Progress: Campus Hoogvliet in Rotterdam / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Lengweg 
3192 BM, Rotterdam
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Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Joris van den Hoogen, Jos Beekhuijzen
Collaborators: Mai Henriksen, Jochem Homminga, Joost Korver, Marie Morin, Julius Klatte, Sjoerd Wilbers, Benine Dekker, Anne-Marie Diederich
Consultants: ABT BV, Wetering Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV
Client: Woonbron
Area: 41100 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jan Bitter, Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

Vertical Loft / Shift Architecture Urbanism

© Rene de Wit

Architects: Shift Architecture Urbanism
Location: Rotterdam, The
Design Team: Oana Rades, Harm Timmermans
Photographs: Rene de Wit & Jeroen Musch

‘New Towns New Territories: New Players in Urban Planning’ Conference

Courtesy of International New Town Insitute

The International New Town Institute is organizing the ‘New Towns New Territories: New Players in Urban Planning’ conference taking place September 27th from 9am-7pm. The event, which will be held at the NAi in , will explore the latest innovations in global urbanization, privatization and new organizational models of urban development as well as the impact and challenges for professional practice. Global urbanization is moving at a faster pace than ever before and it is showing a fundamental shift in its structure and organization. Hundreds of economic, eco and satellite cities are being developed by private companies. Not only in Asia, but also in Europe. Who are the new players in the field of urban development? What visions, ambitions and strategies do they have? What innovations and financial models make these cities possible? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered and discussed. For more information, please visit here.

Louis Kahn retrospective premiers tomorrow in Rotterdam

Indian Institute of Management /  © Dave Morris

The Architecture Institute (NAI) will host the exhibition Louis Kahn, The Power of Architecture from September 8 to January 6, 2012. Louis Kahn is known to be one of the most influential architects of the 20th century and has inspired generations with his masterful use of space, light and material.

Among Kahn’s major works are the Salk Institute (California), the Kimbell Art Museum (Texas), the Indian Institute of Management (India), and the Assembly Buildings for the Bangladeshi Parliament (Bangladesh). He designed these projects in the 1950s and 1960s at a time when the conviction of architects that their mission was to improve society was enormous. Kahn’s influence can be seen in the work of important architects such as Aldo Rossi, Robert Venturi, James Stirling, Mario Botta and Tadao Ando.

The exhibition will feature drawings, sketches, photographs, watercolors, film material and scale models by Kahn in an effort to show a broad public how important architecture can be for society. Fine more information on the exhibition here.

Unilever Nederland BV / JHK Architecten

© Palladium Photodesign

Architects: JHK Architecten
Location: Rotterdam, The
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 14,000 sqm
Photographs: Roos Aldershoff, Palladium Photodesign