Tag: Netherlands

Nieuwegein City Hall and Cultural Center \ 3XN Architects

Nieuwegein City Hall and Cultural Center \ 3XN Architects

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• March 28, 2012 • Comments (1)

From Growing Pains to Growing Commitment The new City Hall and cultural center in the Dutch city of Nieuwegein, is designed to create cohesion and the foundation for a stronger local community. A modern participatory democracy requires transparency and communication at eye level in the encounter between citizen and authority. These elements have been the […]

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Rieteiland House \ Hans van Heeswijk

Rieteiland House \ Hans van Heeswijk

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• March 26, 2012 • Comments (0)

We all occasionally fantasize about our dream home, but few of us ever manage to make it a reality. And how does the architect himself live? In this case, the private home of architect Hans van Heeswijk led to a spacious and light-filled house full of special details. The client and architect Van Heeswijk was […]

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Farmyard, 4 houses at Oud-Empel \ HILBERINKBOSCH architects

Farmyard, 4 houses at Oud-Empel \ HILBERINKBOSCH architects

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• March 17, 2012 • Comments (0)

Due to the demolition of several old sheds a unique plot became vacant in Oud-Empel. Oud-Empel is a small village situated along side embankment of the river Maas. The dike divides the village in two parts: the unsafe waterfront where the smaller labourers cottages are situated and a protected side with the large farms and […]

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Workshop Steigereiland \ GROUP A

Workshop Steigereiland \ GROUP A

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• March 10, 2012 • Comments (0)

In a primarily residential area at the edge of IJburg in Amsterdam, a location has been set aside for the development of commercial buildings. The ‘comb-shaped’ development is situated along the water of the IJmeer, on the west side of the Steigereiland. GROUP A has designed a building which currently houses two companies: one company […]

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Led Lamp Spring - Studio Toer

Led Lamp Spring – Studio Toer

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• February 19, 2012 • Comments (1)

Studio Toer recently has created the Led Lamp Spring. Spring is a directional LED spot, that can be moved easily in all directions. By pulling or pushing the metal wire the lamp will change it’s form and will point its light suitable to your needs. Toer is a Dutch design studio that focuses on designing […]

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House at the Edge of a Forrest \ HILBERINKBOSCH architects

House at the Edge of a Forrest \ HILBERINKBOSCH architects

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• February 16, 2012 • Comments (1)

The house, situated on a beautiful lot at the edge of the forest, consists of two different volumes: an L-shaped base on which an oblong volume balances. Together they form a sculpture which resembles a fallen tree on a pile of earth. The public functions of the house are situated in the L-shaped base. The […]

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FRAMES Book Shelf \ Gerard de Hoop

FRAMES Book Shelf \ Gerard de Hoop

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• February 1, 2012 • Comments (0)

Dutch designer Gerard de Hoop recently has created FRAMES book shelf. Almost every book has a different format, but are usually on the same shelf. This book gives each book its own space.The bookcase consists of five layers of plywood. The frames have different sizes and different depths. On request, a collection of books for […]

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REK Coffee Table \  Reinier de Jong

REK Coffee Table \ Reinier de Jong

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• January 31, 2012 • Comments (0)

Rotterdam-based design studio Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design recently has created the REK Coffee Table. REK is a coffee table that grows with your coffee needs. When you have visitors, just get some chairs and extend the table any way you like. Enough space for all those coffee cups and store your book or […]

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Urban Redevelopment for 'Havenkwartier' \ Office Jarrik Ouburg

Urban Redevelopment for ‘Havenkwartier’ \ Office Jarrik Ouburg

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• December 31, 2011 • Comments (0)

Office Jarrik Ouburg (OJO) made a plan for the urban redevelopment of the ‘Havenkwartier‘, the harbour of Deventer. Although the harbour will continue to function as a place for transhipment of goods, it has lost one of its biggest customers: the grain silo. The building dates from 1961 and was the first building in Europe […]

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Call to Rotterdammers: I Make Rotterdam

Call to Rotterdammers: I Make Rotterdam

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• October 30, 2011 • Comments (0)

Call to Rotterdammers: Make Rotterdam The 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam and architecture firm ZUS launched the first project of ‘I Make Rotterdam’. To ensure our cities remain habitable in the future, we must conceive, design and manage them differently. That is the message of the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR): Making City. It […]

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