Sanibell / RoosRos Architecten

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

AD Architecture School Guide: Delft University of Technology

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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

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Architects: Mei Architecten en Stedenbouwers
Location: ,
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

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


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Location: Alkmaar,
Area: 653 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fedde de Weert

Olympic Stadium Amsterdam / René van Zuuk Architects

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Architects: René van Zuuk Architects b.v.
Location: Amsterdam,
Structural Engineer: ABT bv
Contractor: Gebr. Beentjes GWW bv
Area: 940 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects

House IV / De Bever Architecten

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Architects: De Bever Architecten
Location: Eindhoven,
Architect In Charge: Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Wim Poell, Emilia Seroviec, Thomas van Weert
Area: 77 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Norbert van Onna

Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker

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Architects: Bakers Architecten, Ben Loerakker
Location: IJdock, , Netherlands
Design Team: Jan Bakers, Martijn Boer, Remko Verkaar, Frank Stahl, Erik Feenstra, Anna Alegre
Interior Architect: Tomás Alía
Master Plan: Dick van Gameren en Bjarne Mastenbroek
Interior Architect Restaurant: Bakers Architecten
Tenant Hotel: Room Mate Hotels
Tenant Restaurant: Vitam BV
Area: 18400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Lewis Marshall, Frank Stahl

Koolhaas Revamps UN Building’s Modernist-Era Lounge

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Dutch designers, Rem Koolhaas and Hella Jongerius, have revamped the delegates’ lounge in the United Nations building just in time for the 68th General Assembly this week. The “workshop of peace” lounge space, originally designed in 1952 by Wallace K. Harrison in collaboration with renowned modernists Le Corbusier and Oscar Neimeyer, now sports a range of pastel-colored sofas and lounge chairs, opting for minimal intervention in attempts to maximize the social space. Read more about the UN North Delegates lobby on Gizmodo.

Netherlands Forensic Institute / Claus en Kaan Architecten

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Architects: Claus en Kaan Architecten
Location: , South Holland,
Project Team: Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio, Allard Assies, Henri van Bennekom, Valéry Didelon, Gabriella Fiorentini, Michael Geensen, Artsje Hijlkema, Carl de Leeuw, Eric van Noord, Hannes Ochmann, Björn Scharwei, Kartsen Schellmat, Heidi Serbruyns, Kim Sneyders, Pasquale Talerico, Thierry Voellinger, Martin Zwinggi
Client: The Government Buildings Agency
Area: 28,500 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

BarentsKrans / Hofman Dujardin Architects

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Architects: Hofman Dujardin Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Michiel Hofman, Barbara Dujardin, Bo Winnubst, Pieter Mulder, Nicola Placella, Stan Flohr and Jeroen Semeijn
Project Management: CBRE
Area: 5,200 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Matthijs van Roon

Studio Boot / Piet Hein Eek + Hilberink Bosch Architecten

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Architects: Hilberink Bosch Architecten, Piet Hein Eek
Location: Van Tuldenstraat 2, 5211 TG ‘s-Hertogenbosch,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

10x10x10 House / 123DV Architecture & Consult

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Architects: 123DV Architecture & Consult
Location: Leidsche Rijn, ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Christiaan de Bruijne

Orion Wageningen University / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

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Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
Location: Bronland, UR (University & Research centre), 6708WH ,
Design Team: Joost Ector, Max Pape, Stijn Rademakers, Lennaert van Capelleveen, Sander Visscher, Lesley Bijholt, Nejra Vaizovic, Rena Logara, Joost van der Linden, Arja Hoogstad, Sabine Alders, Luca Sandri, Maarten van Nierop, Damion Schwarzkachel
Area: 21030.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Petra Appelhof

Software Engineers Map All the Buildings in the Netherlands

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The Waag Society, together with designer and software engineer Bert Spaan, have put the Netherlands back on the map – the data map. After several months of coding and design, the partnership has managed to account for all 9,866,539 buildings in the country, visualized in varying colors to identify old and new buildings. After a user clicks on a specific block, additional building and city information displays square footages, addresses, populations and programs, among other stats. Users can navigate from Amsterdam to the Hague experiencing hundreds of years of urban development along the way, from the pre-1800s to post-2005 buildings, indicated by the red to blue gradient. 

Block 13-14 / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes

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Architects: Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes
Location: , The Netherlands
Associate Architects: BD Architectuur, Arnhem
Area: 30,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Waanders In de Broeren / BK. Architecten

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Architects: BK. Architecten
Location: Achter de Broeren 1, ,
Area: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs:  Joop van Putten, Hans Westerink

Residential St. Josephhof / Mecanoo

© Christian Richters

Architects: Mecanoo
Location: Sint Josephhof, 6511 ,
Area: 8,000 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Christian Richters