Dreamhouse / Claus en Kaan Architecten

© Sebastian van Damme

Architects: Claus en Kaan Architecten
Location: ,
Design Team: Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen Luca Baialardo, Timo Cardol, Aksel Coruh, Luuk Dietz, Paolo Faleschini, Antonia Rief
Area: 1,050 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sebastian van Damme

Turkish Cultural Center / Atelier PUUUR

© Milad Pallesh

Architects: Atelier PUUUR
Location: , The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Furkan Köse
Area: 1,900 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Milad Pallesh

Rotterdam Centraal / Team CS

© Jannes Linders

Architects: West 8, Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Meyer en van Schooten Architecten
Location: Stationsplein 1, 3013 AJ ,
Lead Architects: Jan Benthem, Marcel Blom, Adriaan Geuze, Jeroen van Schooten
Design Team: Arman Akdogan, Anja Blechen, Freek Boerwinkel, Amir Farokhian, Joost Koningen, Joost van Noort, Falk Schneeman, Daphne Schuit, Matthijs Smit (†), Andrew Tang, Wouter Thijssen, Joost Vos
Area: 50,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jannes Linders, Skeyes

House G / Maxwan

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Maxwan
Location: , The Nederlands
Design Team: Larraine Henning, Rene Sangers, Harm te Velde, Franziska Wien
Partner In Charge: Hiroki Matsuura, Rients Dijkstra
Area: 120 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

CK Office / Claus en Kaan Architecten

© Christian Richters

Architects: Claus en Kaan Architecten
Location: Amsterdam,
Architect In Charge: Felix Claus, Dick van Wageningen
Design Team: Marc van Broekhuijsen, Jante Leupen, Joost Mulders, Roland Rens, Romy Schneider, Surya Steijlen, James Webb
Area: 3,000 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Christian Richters, Luuk Kramer

E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: , North Brabant, The Netherlands
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer, Mai Henriksen, Jacques van Eyck
Area: 16,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Video: Mecanoo’s TU Delft Library

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The TU Library, in The Netherlands, helped to place Mecanoo in the international scene. The library was designed 15 years ago, and to celebrate, released this great video revisiting the now iconic building. Enjoy!

Puzzle-Piece Homes, A Solution for Rapidly Growing Populations

Courtesy of ECOnnect

By now, we have all heard the mantra. In twenty years time, the world’s will have grown from three to five billion people, forty percent of these urban dwellers will be living at or below the poverty line facing the constant threat of homelessness – scary statistics and even scarier implications. 

ECOnnect, a Holland-based design firm, envisions a solution for these future housing shortages, one that could build a one-million-inhabitant city per week for the next twenty years for $10,000 per family. Peter Stoutjesdijk, architect at ECOnnect, created the concept after widespread devastation in Haiti caused by a massive earthquake left of hundreds of thousands of people homeless depending on tents for temporary relief.

Schiecentrale 4b / Mei Architecten

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Architects: Mei Architecten
Location: Rotterdam,
Projectmanagement: BOAG
Area: 55000.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Ronald Tilleman, Jeroen Musch, Courtesy of

Restoration and Extension Museum Nairac / Van Hoogevest Architecten

© Martin van Welzen

Architects: Van Hoogevest Architecten
Location: , The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Hans Verborg
Client: Municipality of Barneveld
Area: 1,161 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Martin van Welzen

Transparent Fusion / derksen | windt architecten

© René de Wit

Architects: derksen | windt architecten
Location: Leidschendam,
Year: 2013
Photographs: René de Wit, Courtesy of derksen | windt architecten

Barneveld Noord / NL Architects

© Bart van Hoek

Architects: NL Architects
NL Architects: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
Project Architect: Gerbrand van Oostveen
Team: Kirsten Hüsig, Barbara Luns, Gert Jan Machiels and Gen Yamamoto with Aude Robert and Christian Asbo
Year: 2013
Photographs: Bart van Hoek, Marcel van der Burg

Gnome Parking Garage / Mei Architecten

© Jeroen Musch

Architects: Mei Architecten
Location: Straat van Florida, Almere,
Design Team: Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Hennie Dankers, Robert Platje, Pepijn Berghout, Maurice de Ruijter, Nars Broekharst
Area: 14,500 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

Court-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|en

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Architects: Architecten|en|en
Location: , The Netherlands
Year: 2013
Photographs: BASE Photography

Sanibell / RoosRos Architecten

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Architects: RoosRos Architecten
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: P. Kamp

AD Architecture School Guide: Delft University of Technology

Faculty Workshop. Image Courtesy of www.urbanism.tudelft.nl

Recent reports by the UN on projected population growth until the year 2300, as well as current population trends, have raised numerous issues, from access to healthcare to housing. Of particular importance is how these issues will affect the urban landscape, and how professionals can respond to these changing conditions, on both a local and global scale. Urban planners and designers must not only be concerned about issues such as congestion and mobility, urban renewal and densification, but must also “[take] into account…economic globalization, the consequences of the financial crisis, [and] climate change” as well.

Clearly, these are not matters that can simply be understood by scrolling through different websites over the course of a single afternoon. Luckily, just these issues are explored at Delft University of Technology’s Master of Science in Urbanism.

De Fabriek in Rotterdam / Mei Architecten en Stedenbouwers

© Jeroen Musch

Architects: Mei Architecten en Stedenbouwers
Location: , The Netherlands
Design Team: Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Martin van der Werf, Robert Platje, Pepijn Berghout, Ernst de Jager, Reshma Gopal, Daniel Beirâo, Ben de Lange and June Ho Kim
Client: Havensteder, Lingotto, BAM woningbouw
Consultant : Grontmij
Constructor: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft
Area: 3560.0 sqm
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

© Marcel van der Burg

Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects
Location: Amsterdam,
Design Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, F. Pocas
Area: 307 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg