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Strawinskylaan Bicycle Parking / wUrck

02:00 - 13 July, 2018
Strawinskylaan Bicycle Parking / wUrck, © Jan de Vries
© Jan de Vries

© Jan de Vries © Jan de Vries © Jan de Vries © Jan de Vries + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pr. Irenestraat 45, 1077 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architect

    Oriol Casas Cancer
  • Design Team

    Ernst van Rijn, Roeland Bornebroek, Daam van der Leij, Ferdinando d'Alessio, Edu Lamtara, Dirk Bots
  • Area

    4200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Salt / MVRDV

11:00 - 3 July, 2018
Salt / MVRDV, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Principal in Charge

    Jacob van Rijs
  • Client

    NIC Building Ambitions
  • Area

    3700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Zuidblok / Kollhoff & Pols architecten

05:30 - 22 June, 2018
Zuidblok / Kollhoff & Pols architecten, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© MWA Hart Nibbrig © MWA Hart Nibbrig © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer + 17

Brass House Amsterdam / MOPET architecten

02:00 - 21 June, 2018
Brass House Amsterdam / MOPET architecten, © Stijn Poelstra
© Stijn Poelstra

© Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Team

    Joep Mollink, Daniël Peters, Richard Proudley, Steven van Raan
  • Area

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

UNStudio Designs Future-Proof Cable Car for Amsterdam

12:00 - 18 June, 2018
UNStudio Designs Future-Proof Cable Car for Amsterdam, Courtesy of Plompmozes
Courtesy of Plompmozes

UNStudio has released images of its design for IJbaan, a green, future-proof cable car linking West and North Amsterdam. The result of a crowdfunding campaign started by founders Bas Dekker and Willem Wessels in 2015, the project is to be implemented by 2025, marking the city's 750th anniversary. The “all electric” transport scheme forms part of Amsterdam’s ambition to be a European center for urban innovation, integrating forward-thinking technology with existing public transport modalities.

Stretching over one mile (1.5 kilometers), the cable car links the two thriving residential districts of Amsterdam-West and Amsterdam-Noord through a system of three slender pylons and two stations. The cable car has been designed to accommodate a future third station depending on the pattern of growth for surrounding districts.

Courtesy of Plompmozes Courtesy of Plompmozes Courtesy of Plompmozes Courtesy of Plompmozes + 8

North Orleans Housing / SeARCH

03:00 - 23 May, 2018
North Orleans Housing / SeARCH, Courtesy of SeARCH
Courtesy of SeARCH

Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Spijkerkade 33, 1021 JS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architect

    Bjarne Mastenbroek
  • Area

    4850.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

EENWERK & Irma Boom Office / Barend Koolhaas

05:00 - 8 May, 2018
EENWERK & Irma Boom Office / Barend Koolhaas, © Peter Tijhuis
© Peter Tijhuis

© Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Other Participants

    Irma Boom, Julius Vermeulen, Aura Luz Melis, Reinier Suurenbroek, Piet Oudolf
  • Area

    325.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Summertime Housing / SeARCH

03:00 - 2 May, 2018
Summertime Housing / SeARCH, Courtesy of SeARCH
Courtesy of SeARCH

© Ossip van Duivenbode Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    George Gershwinlaan, 1082 LS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Bjarne Mastenbroek
  • Area

    26800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

What Makes a City Livable to You?

09:30 - 28 April, 2018
© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/132839384@N08/17241901246'>Flickr user Hafitz Maulana</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. ImageA music festival in Singapore
© Flickr user Hafitz Maulana licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. ImageA music festival in Singapore

Mercer released their annual list of the Most Livable Cities in the World last month. The list ranks 231 cities based on factors such as crime rates, sanitation, education and health standards, with Vienna at #1 and Baghdad at #231. There’s always some furor over the results, as there ought to be when a city we love does not make the top 20, or when we see a city rank highly but remember that one time we visited and couldn’t wait to leave.

To be clear, Mercer is a global HR consultancy, and their rankings are meant to serve the multinational corporations that are their clients. The list helps with relocation packages and remuneration for their employees. But a company’s first choice on where to send their workers is not always the same place you’d choose to send yourself to.

And these rankings, calculated as they are, also vary depending on who’s calculating. Monocle publishes their own list, as does The Economist, so the editors at ArchDaily decided to throw our hat in as well. Here we discuss what we think makes cities livable, and what we’d hope to see more of in the future.

Tatami House / Julius Taminiau Architects

05:00 - 17 April, 2018
© Norbert Wunderling
© Norbert Wunderling

© Norbert Wunderling © Norbert Wunderling © Norbert Wunderling © Norbert Wunderling + 24

MX3D Completes Structural Span of World's First 3D Printed Metal Bridge

08:00 - 13 April, 2018
MX3D Completes Structural Span of World's First 3D Printed Metal Bridge, via MX3D
via MX3D

Late last year, we reported on the progress of world’s first 3D printed steel bridge designed by Netherlands-based MX3D. With the design now finalized, the start-up company has announced that the span of the bridge is now complete. 

The final round of structural tests is expected to take place this summer, just three years after the project was first announced. After the structural integrity has been tested, the final design will be modified and the completion of the bridge will follow only a few months after. MX3D hopes to showcase the potential of their multi-axis 3D printer during the Dutch Design Week, and the first of its kind bridge is planned to be installed into its final location in a canal in Amsterdam sometime next year.

via MX3D via MX3D via MX3D via MX3D + 8

Rem Koolhaas and Eurolab Call for Creative Ideas on How to Re-Brand the EU

14:00 - 9 April, 2018
Rem Koolhaas and Eurolab Call for Creative Ideas on How to Re-Brand the EU, AMO's 2001 redesign of the EU flag takes colors from the banners of all member states. Image © OMA
AMO's 2001 redesign of the EU flag takes colors from the banners of all member states. Image © OMA

OMA founder Rem Koolhaas has joined his colleague Stephan Petermann and artist Wolfgang Tillmans in calling for ideas on re-branding the European Union, at a time when the EU is experiencing increased pressure from the rising tide of far-right nationalism. Working with a group of artists, creatives, and communications experts from across Europe, the “Eurolab” team will present the outcomes of their initiative at the Forum on European Culture on June 3rd, 2018.

Eurolab argues that, although the EU is a project aimed at peace, cooperation, and solidarity, it has failed to present itself as a progressive, positive organization to European citizens. As support for nationalism and the far-right grows across Europe, Eurolab will embark on a 4-day fact-finding mission to investigate why the voices of European unity are been drowned out by the voices of European division. Going beyond the identification of issues surrounding disdain for the EU, Eurolab seeks to help re-brand the organization, asking “how can cooperation and solidarity be communicated to a large audience in a fresh and compelling way?”

UNStudio Founder Launches Startup for Shaping Human-Focused Smart Cities

14:14 - 14 March, 2018
Courtesy of UNStudio
Courtesy of UNStudio

A bounty of technological innovations in the 21st century have led to the theorization and implementation of so-called "Smart Cities," urban environments driven by data, and designed for efficiency. Although most smart technology focuses on infrastructure, a new tech startup named UNSense has been launched with adopts a human-centric approach, focusing on health and wellbeing.

Founded by Ben van Berkel, Principal Architect of Dutch firm UNStudio, and based in an Amsterdam innovation hub, UNSense aims to use technical interventions in the urban realm to improve people’s physical, mental and social health. As an independent, sister company of UNStudio, UNSense will specialize in sensor-driven technology for user-focused architecture – a "software" approach offering a counterpoint to the "hardware" of UNStudio.

Courtesy of UNStudio Courtesy of UNStudio CitySense. Image Courtesy of UNStudio Solar Brick. Image Courtesy of UNStudio + 5

99% Invisible Investigates the Utopian and Dystopian Histories of the Bijlmermeer

14:00 - 10 March, 2018
99% Invisible Investigates the Utopian and Dystopian Histories of the Bijlmermeer, © <a href=‘https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Janericloebe'>Wikimedia user Janericloebe</a>licensed under<a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en/'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
© Wikimedia user Janericloebelicensed underCC BY-SA 3.0

How can we plan a better city? The answer has confounded architects and urban planners since the birth of the industrial city. One attempt at answering came in the form of a spectacular modernist proposal outside of Amsterdam called the Bijlmermeer. And, as a new two-part episode by 99% Invisible reveals, it failed miserably. But, like all histories, the story is not as simple as it first appears. 

Submit Your Project for the 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards

03:05 - 20 February, 2018
Submit Your Project for the 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards

It's time to get your applications ready! Now in its 11th year, the World Architecture Festival will take place in Amsterdam from  November 28 to 30. Organizers expect nearly 500 architectural practices to compete for prizes in over 30 categories. The event moves to the historic Dutch city following two years in Berlin.

The Festival is the world's largest live architecture awards event--all shortlisted architecture projects are presented in person by the architects to an esteemed panel of judges. And this year, nearly half of the 120 judges are expected to be women. 

Datacenter AM4 / Benthem Crouwel Architects

05:00 - 16 February, 2018
Datacenter AM4 / Benthem Crouwel Architects, © Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders + 15

Institute of Advanced Study of the University of Amsterdam / HOH Architecten

02:00 - 12 February, 2018
Institute of Advanced Study of the University of Amsterdam  / HOH Architecten, © Jordi Huisman
© Jordi Huisman

© Jordi Huisman © Jordi Huisman © Jordi Huisman © Jordi Huisman + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oude Turfmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam,The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Freyke Hartemink, Carsten Hilgendorf, Jarrik Ouburg, Matteo Oldini, Julio Tamma
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Sony Music Entertainment Amsterdam / Space Encounters

05:00 - 3 February, 2018
Sony Music Entertainment Amsterdam / Space Encounters, © Peter Tijhuis
© Peter Tijhuis

© Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Overhoeksplein 1, 1013 KS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Joost Baks, Gijs Baks, Remi Versteeg, Stijn de Weerd
  • Project architect

    Daan van Gool, Daniel Ankoné
  • Team

    Joost Baks, Gijs Baks, Remi Versteeg, Stijn de Weerd, Daan van Gool, Daniel Ankoné
  • Interior Architect

    Space Encounters, Amsterdam

  • Area

    700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs