W-House / VMX Architects

© Jeroen Musch

Architects: VMX Architects
Location: ,
Project Manager: Leon Teunissen
Architect: Don Murphy
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2005
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

House SODAE / VMX Architects

Courtesy of

Architects: VMX Architects
Location: Amstelveen,
Design Team: Don Murphy
Client: Sylvie Murphy
Area: 500.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photography: Courtesy of VMX Architects

Het Bosch / Dreissen Architecten + JagerJanssen Architecten

© John Lewis Marshall

Architects: Dreissen Architecten, JagerJanssen Architecten
Location: Amsterdam,
Design Team: Roeland Dreissen, Alex Jager, Rogier Janssen, Marijn Boterman
Area: 480.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: John Lewis Marshall

RDM Innovation Dock / Groosman Partners I Architecten

© Theo Peekstok

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

Kromhout Barracks / Karres en Brands + Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten

© Jannes Linders

Architects: Karres en Brands, Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Design Team: Bart Brands, Sylvia Karres, Lieneke van Campen, Jeroen Marseille, Uta Krause, Paul Portheine, Joost de Natris, Jim Navarro
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jannes Linders, Aeroview

As burial field / Karres en Brands

© Jeroen Musch

Architects: Karres en Brands
Location: Amsterdam,
Design Team: Sylvia Karres, Bart Brands, Lieneke van Campen, Joost de Natris, James Melsom, Alejandro Noe, Marc Springer, Jim Navarro, Julien Merle, Pierre-Alexandre Marchevet
Area: 10,000 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Areal Shooting, Jeroen Musch, Thyra Brandt, Courtesy of

Dordrecht Energy Carousel / Ecosistema Urbano

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The Centre for Visual Arts and Amsterdam design bureau Carve recently invited ten European design firms to develop unconventional, inventive, and playful objects for a new public space in the western Netherlands city of . Responding to the challenge, Spanish architecture firm Ecosistema Urbano designed the Dordrecht Energy Carousel - an energy-generating chandelier of hanging ropes meant to engage kids of all ages in the densely populated suburbs surrounding Governeusplein Square.

Read more about Dordrecht Energy Carousel after the break!

Tree-Trunk Garden House / Piet Hein Eek

© Thomas Mayer

Architects: Piet Hein Eek
Location: ,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

Glass Farm / MVRDV

© Persbureau van Eijndhoven

Architects: MVRDV
Location: , The Netherlands
Area: 1,600 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Persbureau van Eijndhoven, Jeroen Musch, Courtesy of MVRDV

Villa S2 / MARC architects

© Raphael Drent

Architects: MARC architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Marc van Driest, Taco van Iersel
Structural Engineer: BREED Integrated Design
Building Physics: Nieman
Photographs: Raphael Drent

Bridge House / 123DV

© Christiaan de Bruijne

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

Islamic Funeral Pavilion / Atelier PUUUR

© Teo Krijgsman

Architects: Atelier PUUUR
Location: Kruislaan, ,
Architect In Charge: Furkan Köse
Landscape: Karres & Brands Landschapsarchitecten
Area: 190 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Furkan Köse, Teo Krijgsman

Dentist with a View / Shift architecture urbanism

© Rene de Wit

Architects: Shift architecture urbanism
Location: Oranjestraat 55, , The Netherlands
Project Architects: Harm Timmermans, Pieter Heymans
Area: 292 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Rene de Wit

Scherpenzeel Multifuntional Complex / Slangen + Koenis Architects

© Mark Prins

Architects: Koppert + Koenis Architects
Location: ,
Chief Designer: Erik Slangen
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Mark Prins, Petersen Tegl

Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) / Claus en Kaan Architecten

© Christian Richters

Architects: Claus en Kaan Architecten
Location: Wageningen,
Commissioned By: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Year: 2010
Photographs: Christian Richters, Sebastian van Damme

Villa Rieteiland-Oost / Egeon Architecten

© Chiel de Nooyer

Architects: Egeon Architecten
Location: Tamariskhof, , The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Egon Kuchlein
Area: 225 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Chiel de Nooyer

In Progress: AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Bettina Kraus, Jochem Homminga, Joost Körver, Rob Willemse, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Ramon Alverez Roa
Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bam- berg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin
Area: 24,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Hotel Droog / Droog

Hotel Droog / Droog; Photographs © Thijs Wolzak

Hotel Droog, a new place of hospitality in by design studio Droog, challenges the notions of a hotel.  Within its hospitable walls are housed myriad programs that aim to entertain, engage and elaborate on the experience of visitors to Amsterdam where the hotel is located.  The programs vary from restaurants to retail store, exhibitions, beauty parlors, a garden, lecture halls and of course, hotel rooms.  Hotel Droog is a 700 square meter cornucopia for tourists in the heart of a 17th century building and aspiring to become its new cultural home.