Penthouse Las Palmas / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: Rotterdam,
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,350 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architekten

Rotterdam Historic Housing Project / Sputnik

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Architects: Sputnik
Location: , The Netherlands
Client: Woonbron Delfshaven, Rotterdam
Photographs: Rubén Dario Kleimeer

Elicium RAI / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 15,195 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architekten

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Area: 65 sqm
Project Year: 1984
Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architekten

Academic Centre for Dentistry / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 23,150 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architekten

Faculty Club Tilburg University / Shift Architecture Urbanism

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Architects: Shift Architecture Urbanism
Location: , The Netherlands
Project architects: Harm Timmermans, Pieter Heymans
Collaborators: Sabine Hogenhout, Bahar Akkoclu, Tjeerd Bloothoofd
Developer: Van der Weegen Bouwontwikkeling, Tilburg
Main contractor: Van der Weegen Bouwgroep, Tilburg
Project area: 518 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: René de Wit, Jos Bedaux

In Progress: Regiocentrale Zuid Levee Control Center / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Maasbracht,
Client: Rijkswaterstaat Maas- werken
Project Year: Under Construction
Project Area: 1850 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

PGGM Headquarters / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura / Josep Lluís Mateo
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 25.000 sqm (Offices), 25.000 sqm (Parking Space)
Photographs: Adriá Goula

Protected Housing / Möhn + Bouman

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Architects: möhn + bouman bv
Location: , The Netherlands
Project area: 2,500 sqm
Photographs: Sarah Blee

Fabric Façade Studio House / CC-Studio, Studio TX and Rob Veening

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Architects: CC-Studio, Studio TX and Rob Veening
Location: Almere,
Project Area: 190 sqm
Photographs: John Lewis Marshall

DHV Head Office / DHV Architects

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Architects: DHV Architects
Location: Amersfoort,
Contractor Civil: Dura Vermeer
Contractor HVAC/ Electrical: Wolter en Dros
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of DHV Architects

V-House / GAAGA

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Architects: GAAGA
Location: Leiden,
Team: Esther Stevelink and Arie Bergsma
Project Year: 2010
Contractor: Verbeij Bouw, Boskoop
Structural Engineering: IMD,
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

Bonifacius School / FARO Architecten

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Architects: FARO Architecten
Location: Alphen aan den Rijn,
Client: Gemeente Alphen aan den Rijn
Project year: 2006 – 2011
Photographs: Hans Peter Föllmi

Rijkswaterstaat Head Office / 24H Architecture

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Architects: 24H Architecture
Location: , .
Client: Rijkswaterstaat
Photographs: Christian Richters

‘Meissen | SO – IL’: 18th-Century porcelain in contemporary architecture

Meissen | SO – IL Exhibition / © Iwan Baan

In , Meissen porcelain is often regarded as ‘high-class kitsch’. Its sumptuous, often narrative style of decoration puts it at odds with the minimalistic and conceptual traditions of Modernism. Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) was commissioned by Kunsthal KAdE to design an ideal contemporary three-dimensional setting in which to present the porcelain such that it would challenge this prejudice and focus attention on the great sculptural, artistic and technical strengths of Meissen. In response, SO – IL has designed 32 modern, geometrically shaped showcases in bright colors and with ‘pointed tops’. These showcases not only serve the Meissen objects also autonomous in character.

More images by Iwan Baan and information after the break.

Osdorp Multi-Functional School / Mecanoo

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Architects: Mecanoo
Location: , The Netherlands
Developer: Ymere Ontwikkeling, ; Amsterdamse Stichting voor Katholiek Onderwijs (ASKO),
Cost: € 15.000.000
Project year: 2005 – 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Mecanoo

Social Housing Sandtlaan / HVE architecten

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Architects: HVE architecten
Location: ,
Project team: Gerrit van Es, Dali Lourens, Lia Tuijt
Client: Dunavie
Project area: 4,500 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: HVE architecten

De Nieuwe Liefde / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: ,
Client: Amerborgh Monumenten BV
Project team: Bettina Kraus, Gwendolyn Kerschbaumer, Julius Klatte, Dennis Villanueva, Marie Morin
Project area: 1,960 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects