E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: , North Brabant,
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

YouTube Preview Image

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

By now, we have all heard the mantra. In twenty years time, the world’s cities 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 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

© Ronald Tilleman

Architects: Mei Architecten
Location: , The Netherlands
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
Location: The Netherlands
: 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

Sanibell / RoosRos Architecten

© P. Kamp

Architects: RoosRos Architecten
Location: , The Netherlands
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: Rotterdam, 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,
Area: 3560.0 sqm
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

© Marcel van der Burg

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


© Fedde de Weert

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

Olympic Stadium Amsterdam / René van Zuuk Architects

Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects

Architects: René van Zuuk Architects b.v.
Location: , The Netherlands
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

© Norbert van Onna

Architects: De Bever Architecten
Location: ,
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

© Courtesy of + Ben Loerakker

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

Courtesy of Frank Oudeman

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

© Christian Richters

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