// arthitectural / Netherlands
  • Thinking the hotel as a home. Bringing everyday comfort to a public place. Offering open spaces to share. Suggesting intimacy, inviting the host to let be enveloped by seats, lighting and objects. Making them familiar. Integrating technicality, concealing the edges. Taming dematerialization. Playing with formal languages. Cutting corners, softening the lines, adopting colors. Choosing simplicity. […]


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  • Beemster’s new sustainable cheese dairy — the greenest in the world — is a functional and elegant building that blends harmoniously with the historic landscape of the Beemster Polder. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opened on Thursday, November 13, Beemster’s new Cheese Dairy. Commissioned by CONO Cheesemakers, a co-op of 475 dairy farmers, founded in […]


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Park In the undulating forest landscape around Arnhem in the eastern part of the Netherlands, revalidation centre ‘Groot Klimmendaal’ can be found standing as a quiet deer in between trees. From a small footprint, the building gradually fans out towards the top and cantilevers out over the surrounding terrain. Despite its size, the brown-golden anodised […]


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NORD’s aim was to increase the accommodation in a typical inter-war, converted bungalow in a manner befitting the site, street (a conservation area), family-client and strict planning regulations. Previous, ad-hoc additions had left a legacy of inefficient plot use, a complex and vulnerable roof form and a building whose history of development was illegible. An […]


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