Datacenter AM3 / Benthem Crouwel Architects

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Area: 17,800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jannes Linders

MVRDV’s Book Mountain Wins Prestigious Red Dot Design Award

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MVRDV’s “mountain of books” in the center of ’s town market square has just been announced as winner of the internationally acclaimed for “high quality design” in the Architecture and Urban Design category. The jury selected MVRDV’s Book Mountain from 4,662 entries submitted from 54 countries, lauding the project for its “exceptional quality and refined detail solutions”.

More information on the building after the break…

House of Joyce & Jeroen / Personal Architecture

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Architects: Personal Architecture BNA
Location: The Hague,
Area: 225 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: René de Wit

V House / BaksvanWengerden Architecten

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Architects: BaksvanWengerden Architecten
Location: Alkmaar,
Project Architects: Gijs Baks, Jacco van Wengerden
Collaborators: Rui Duarte, Keimpke Zigterman
Structural Engineer: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Amsterdam
Contractor: Cor Koper Bouwbedrijf, Heerhugowaard
Area: 210 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yvonne Brandwijk

Kop van Diemenstraat / B. Tjhie – C. Bakker

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Architects: B. Tjhie – C. Bakker
Location: ,
Contributers: M. Breg, J. van Osnabrugge, E. Abebe, E. Kanters, T. Schreij
Area: 13,680 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of B. Tjhie – C. Bakker

123 MAKELAAR / CUBE Architecten

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Architects: CUBE Architecten
Architect In Charge: Pieter van der Pot, Marloes van Heteren
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of CUBE Architecten

Luchtsingel / ZUS + Hofbogen BV

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The Luchtsingel is a pedestrian footbridge in Rotterdam that is being realized by crowdfunding, an exciting new means of funding in which the public donates money via an online platform (essentially investing in an unrealized idea) in order to make a project reality. The Luchtsingel, which uses the slogan “the more you donate, the longer the ”, has resonated with the public imagination and surpassed its initial funding goals, becoming an important part of ’s urban rejuvenation.

Read more about the unusual birth of this public bridge, after the break…

Two Sports Centers Boshuizerkade / René van Zuuk Architects

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Architects: René van Zuuk Architects
Location: , South Holland,
Design: René van Zuuk
Design Team: Kersten Scheller, Peter Hagelaar, Wulf Oschwald, Javier Paz Taibo
Area: 1590 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects

The Invitation / Van Rooijen Architecten

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Architects: Van Rooijen Architecten
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten
Interior Architect: Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten
Photographs: Cornbread Works

Are you an architect & interested in urban design and strategic planning?

The European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism () is a joint program that aims to produce highly qualified, university trained urban designers, physical planners and researchers. The program brings together the strengths and richness of different design approaches and methods, and the long traditions and experiences in urban planning and design of each of the participating universities.

The master course is design oriented and affirms the role of design in the knowledge process, while integrating different levels of scale. Learning by doing, research by design, and the project as knowledge producer constitute the key concerns and standpoints of this European postgraduate master’s degree.

More info after the break.

Villa Vonk / VenhoevenCS

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Architects: VenhoevenCS
Location: Hoogvliet, ,
Team: Ton Venhoeven, Cécilia Gross, Danny Esselman, Eelco Bergman, Jan Lebbink, Alexander Speelman (intern), Katarzyna Duleba (intern), Igor Začek (intern)
Area: 4,714 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luuk Kramer

Sportplaza Mercator / VenhoevenCS

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Architects: VenhoevenCS
Location: Jan van Galenstraat, ,
Team: Ton Venhoeven, Richèl Lubbers, Danny Esselman, Manfred Wansink, Jos-Willem van Oorschot, Erik de Vries, Thomas Flotmann, Peterine Arts
Landscape Architects: OKRA
Project Management: Draaijer & Partners
General Contractor: Van Wijnen
Area: 7,100 sqm
Photographs: Luuk Kramer

Van Beuningenplein / Concrete

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Architects: Concrete
Location: Amsterdam,
Design Team: Rob Wagemans, Erikjan Vermeulen, Bram De Maat
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ewout Huibers

Island House / 2by4-architects

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Architects: 2by4-architects
Location: Loosdrechtse ,
Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Van Schaik
Area: 32 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of 2by4-architects

REM Island / Concrete

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Architects: Concrete
Location: Houthaven, ,
Design Team: Erikjan Vermeulen, Rob Wagemans, Wouter Slot, Jolijn Valk, Bram de Maat
Area: 661 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ewout Huibers, Jim Ellam, Courtesy of Concrete Architectural Associates

Endless / BLAUW architecten

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Architects: BLAUW architecten
Location: Beekmansdalseweg, , The Netherlands
Contractor: Jaap Fokker VOF
Budget: € 90.000
Area: 49.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Jan de Vries / Daph

Paddenstoelenhuis / Mulders vandenBerk Architecten

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Architects: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten
Location: Berghem, Noord-Brabant,
Client: Champignonkwekerij van de Vorle
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roel Backaert, Stijn Poelstra

Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft

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Architects: ipv Delft
Location: , Netherlands
Dimensions: Height 70m, Diameter 72m
Client: Municipality of Eindhoven
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of ipv Delft