Architect: Yushi Uehara / Zerodegree Architecture
Location: Rosenburglaan 15, Groningen, The Netherlands
Commissioner: DBZ Planontwikkeling, Groningen
Commissioner user: Rregus
Owner: OKinvest, Groningen
Construction Engineer: Ingenieursbureau Wassenaar, Haren
Contractor: Jorritsma Bouw Groningen
Project start: 2001
Photographs: Jim Ernst
NL Architects‘ Blok K is part of a master plan for 500 dwellings in Amsterdam. The site’s triangular shape sits between the historic center and the recently redeveloped harbor area. The block measures 31 x 28 meters and is about 2.5 stories tall. According to the guidelines established in the master plan, it was obligatory to build the first two stories in alignment and the third story had to contain 50% roof terrace. The volume’s form is “redistributed” in an effort to push it as far away as possible from the adjacent volumes. The roof’s strong diagonal stands as a bold contrast to the orthogonal grid.
More about the block and more images after the break.
Architects: 123DV Architecture & Consult
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Project architect: Liong Lie
Project leader: Jasper Polak
Design team: Roeland de Jong, Berry van Empel, Jerzy Woźniak, Fred Gerdes
Advisor construction: Kees Luyten, Rotterdam
Advisor installations: Paans Installatiebedrijven, Leerdam
Main contractor: Aannemersbedrijf Van Breukelen, Soest
Landscape architect: Hoveniersbedrijf H.G. Peters, The Hague
Light plan: Mark van Gelder icw 123DV
Site Area: 1,800 sqm
Project Area: 430 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Christiaan de Bruijne
Configuring the contemporary condition for a School of Architecture
We have presented before some projects by Greek architect Aristide Antonas. Most of them really speculative and very interesting due the topics of research that Antonas use to study, as recycled materials or waste design.
This time we’re featuring his proposal for a transformation in the Architecture School at Delft, that was devasted by fire in 2008.
Antona’s description of the project after the break.
O + A have conceived a conceptual pool scheme for a river in Amsterdam. Entitled Urban Beach, the pool appears as a continuous band that is folded and lifted to create a mobius strip-like effect. The folding allows the object to become more flexible, and the architects see it as a framework for various programmatic activities, such as an open-air movie theater in the summer, or a wellness center in the winter.
More images and more about the pool after the break, via Dezeen.
In Zaandam, the city of the first European McDonalds, we find the Inntel Hotel designed by dutch architects WAM.
The 12-storey tall structure is the result of stacking a series of tradicional Dutch houses.
Neo post modernism?
Read the complete article at The Guardian.
The Dutch submission to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai is an exceptional one. This time around, it will not be the classic pavilion with long lines of visitors waiting outside and a presentation inside. The Netherlands is making its appearance at China’s world exposition along an entire street. The submission, entitled “Happy Street”, is the response by designer John Kormeling to the Chinese Expo theme “Better City, Better Life” and the sub-themes:
- Urban cultural diversity
- Urban economic growth and prosperity
- Innovation in science and technology in urban contexts
- Remodelling urban communities
- Interaction between urban and rural areas.
Find out more about Holland’s pavilion right here. More images and a video after the break.
Back in 2008, we told you Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects was one of the three offices in competition to design the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Today, the Danish office was selected as the winner and will design the new Court.
More images and information after the break.
Architects: WHIM Architecture
Location: Burgh-Haamstede, Zeeland, the Netherlands
Principal in Charge: Ramon Knoester
Advisor: Architechniek bouwkundige ingenieurs, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Contractor: Verseput bouw- en milieutechniek, Burgh-Haamstede, the Netherlands
Site Area: 1,751 sqm
Project Area: 267 sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Sylvia Alonso
Architect: GROUP A
Location: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Client: Municipality of Den Haag
Contractor: Koninklijke Woudenberg
Structural Engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek
Installations: Schreuder Groep
Year of commision: 2004
Year of completion: 2006-2008
Constructed area: 14,500 sqm
Plot area: 28,500 sqm
In five days, a new type of spa exhibition will be on display during the “Architecture of Consequence” in the Netherlands. Studio Noach, along with Anne Holtrop, developed a floating spa that seems to be a “construction of a landscape”, an extension of the land into the water to create a serene environment. Using recycled polystyrene and Patrick Blanc’s “living wall” ideas, the architecture of the spa makes the walls and ceilings the outer for hills and valleys while the interior follows the counter form of the landscape.
More about the spa after the break.
Architect: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Project Team: Joost Mulders, Chris van den Berk, Robert van der Lee, Lucas Torres, Cecilia Thomsen, Idette de Boer
Principal: Municipality of Utrecht, department D.M.O.
Graphic design façade: DesignArbeid, Amsterdam
Contractor building: Barli B.V., Uden
Contractor façade: Roord binnenbouw, Amsterdam
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Wim Hanenberg, Roel Backaert, Wouter van der Sar
Currently, Amsterdam is expanding at an exponential rate with space becoming limited and streets becoming even more congested. Zwarts + Jansma have addressed the need for Amsterdam to develop a way to accommodate the growing society by taking a concept by Dutch engineering company Strukton and pushing it to new levels. AMFORA (Alternative MultiFunctionele Ondergrondse Ruimte Amsterdam – Alternative Multifunctional Underground Space Amsterdam) is a network of almost 50 km of tunnels that will be built underneath the canals in the town center to provide space for parking, and sports and leisure facilities.
More about AMFORA after the break.
Location: Lange Kleiweg, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Project Team: Hans Kuiper, John Chan, Kasper Hauschultz Hansen
Client: Visser & Smit Bouw, Modulus Projectontwikkeling
Contractor: Visser & Smit Bouw
User: Shell International
Project Area: 41,210 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of KOW
Architect: GROUP A
Location: Bussum, Amsterdam
Contractor: Saam, Empe
Structures: K-Kostrukties, Rotterdam
Installations: Installatietechniek Coppens, Beverwijk
Site area: 1,450 sqm
Constructed area: 280 sqm
Year of enchargement: 2005
Construction Year: 2009
Photographs: Scagliola / Brakkee