Louis Kahn retrospective premiers tomorrow in Rotterdam

Indian Institute of Management /  © Dave Morris

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.

National Maritime Museum / Dok Architecten

Courtesy of Dok Architekten

Architect: Dok Architecten: Liesbeth van der Pol, Jan Jaap Roeten, Sonja Müller, Ellen Wolse, Christina Patz, Mirthe Kooy, Ieke Koning
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Programme: Museum, Library, Restaurant and Retail Facilities
Client:  Rijksgebouwendienst, Haarlem
Construction Costs:  €28.000.000 miljoen
Dome Design and Construction: Ney & Partners, Brussels (BE): , Eric Bodarwé, Kenny Verbeeck and others 
Start Design: 2005
Completion: 2011 

Mediatheek Delft / Dok Architecten

Courtesy of Dok Architecten; © Arjen Schmitz

Architecture Firm: Dok Architekten
Architect: Liesbeth van der Pol
Location:  centrum--Vesteplein 100-2611 WG ,
Design Team: P. Cannon, M. Hardonk, R. Bos, A. Koch, A. Derksen
Client: Gemeente Delft 
Photographer: Arjen Schmitz 

   

Villa Sonnehaert / Hollandse Nieuwe

© Gerard van Beek

Architects: Hollandse Nieuwe
Location: ,
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

© Burg + Schuh

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

Unilever Nederland BV / JHK Architecten

© Palladium Photodesign

Architects: JHK Architecten
Location: ,
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

© Jan Bitter

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

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

© Rob ‘t Hart

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

In Progress: B’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

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

© Jan Bitter

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

Courtesy of Rietveld Landscape

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

Fire Station Dordrecht / René van Zuuk Architekten

© Christian Richters

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

© Marcel van der Burg

Architects: NL Architects
Location: Laan Hart van Zuid, 7553 , The Netherlands
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

Courtesy of BDG Architects Zwolle

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

Sports Facility Strijp / LIAG architects

© Vulkers Fotografie

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