Villa Sonnehaert / Hollandse Nieuwe

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Architects: Hollandse Nieuwe
Location: Zeist,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,500 sqm
Photographs: Gerard van Beek

Venice Biennale 2012: Dutch Pavilion

Collage Re-set, new wings for architecture. Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse, 2012 – Image courtesy of NAi

The social issues of today has changed the course of architecture. Once “good” architecture spawned from untouched sites and endless budgets; now, the trend is shifting more towards affordable and sustainable alternatives, such as adaptive reuse. As the epidemic of vacant buildings continues to flourish, the creators of the Dutch pavilion for the 2012 Venice Biennale continuously work to evolve their understanding of these desolate spaces and offer an array of possibilities that can successfully reanimate them.

Curated by Ole Bouman, Director of the Netherlands Architecture Insitute (NAi), the Dutch exhibition Re-set, Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse will remain in constant flux as a “mobile, tactile intervention” visually transforms the 1954 vacant building of the Dutch pavilion throughout the entire length of the Biennale.

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Parking Garage ‘de Cope’ / JHK Architecten

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Architects: JHK Architecten
Location: ,
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 3,000 sqm
Photographs: Burg + Schuh, Sander Copier

Unilever Nederland BV / JHK Architecten

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

Futurumshop / AReS Architecten

© Thea van den Heuvel

Architects: AReS Architecten
Location: Europaweg 165, Zuidwest, The Netherlands
Project Architect: Sen Heesen
Project Team: Tjeerd Hermsen, Rogier Penning
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 2,158 sqm
Photographs: Thea van den Heuvel

Water Villa / Framework Architects + Studio Prototype

© Jeroen Musch

Architects: Framework Architects, Studio Prototype
Location: Gabriël Metsustraat, Amsterdam,
Design Team: Maarten ter Stege, Jeroen Spee, Jeroen Steenvoorden, Thomas Geerlings
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 250.0 sqm
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

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

Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel / RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon

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Architects: RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon
Location: Culemborg, The Netherlands
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Rob ‘t Hart

In Progress: B’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Hennekijnstraat 50, 3012 Deelgemeente Centrum,
Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Joris van den Hoogen
Collaborators: Kam Bava, David Luque, Marie Morin, Deniza Radulova, Sash Reading, Jasper Stevens, Michal Switalski, Cindy Wouters, Aynav Ziv
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Flashback: KNSM Island Skydome / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: KNSM-Laan 451, 1019 Zeeburg,
Project Team: Wiel Arets , Elmar Kleuters, Paul Kuitenbrouwer, René Thijssen
Collaborators: Anca Arenz, Ivo Daniëls, Jo Janssen, Maurice Paulussen, Henrik Vuust
Project Year: 1996
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Bunker 599 / RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon

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Architects: RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Rietveld Landscape

Fire Station Dordrecht / René van Zuuk Architekten

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Architects: René van Zuuk Architekten
Location: Professor Kohnstammlaan 10, 3312 Land van Valk,
Project Team: René van Zuuk, Kersten Scheller, Peter Hagelaar, Wulf Oschwald
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 7,000 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

Siemens Hengelo / NL Architects

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Architects: NL Architects
Location: Laan Hart van Zuid, 7553 ,
Architect In Charge: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
Design Team: Bobby de Graaf, Gen Yamamoto, Gerbrand van Oostveen, Yusuke Iwata, Joanna Janota
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

CAH Dronten / BDG Architects Zwolle

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Architects: BDG Architects Zwolle
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of BDG Architects Zwolle

Sports Facility Strijp / LIAG architects

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Architects: LIAG architects
Location: , The Netherlands
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

Eneco Headquarter Rotterdam / Hofman Dujardin Architects and Fokkema & Partners

© Matthijs van Roon

Architects: Hofman Dujardin Architects and Fokkema & Partners
Location: Marten Meesweg, 3068 Prins Alexander,
Design Team: Michiel Hofman, Barbara Dujardin, Jeroen Semeijn, Paul Coenen, Iwona Wozniakowska, Wouter de Zeeuw, Tinka Niemann, Nuno Urbano, Vie So
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Matthijs van Roon

Almelo IISPA / Koppert+Koenis Architecten

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Architects: Koppert+Koenis Architecten
Location: ,
Design Team: Bas Vogelpoel, Theo van Beek, Matthias Povel, Sjef Vosters
Chief Designer: Erik Slangen
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 10,200 sqm
Photographs: Mark Prins, Erik Karsten, Bas Vogelpoel

Buijtenkeuken / Studio Elmo Vermijs

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Architects: Studio Elmo Vermijs
Location: Rhoon,
Project Year: 2012
Technical Drawings: Dirk Overduin
Photographs: Ralph Kämena, Elmo Vermijs, Sergio Gambetta