// arthitectural / the netherlands

OKRA
Domplein Utrecht


In the middle of the city of Utrecht lies the Domplein or cathedral square. This is where Utrecht began, 2000 years ago, with a Roman castellum that now lies 4 metres underground. In the Middle Ages it became overgrown by a primeval forest with giant trees. Later its stones were used to build the churches […]


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Sid Lee Architecture
Ajax Experience


The over 100 year-old Ajax Amsterdam is a Dutch football club based in Amsterdam. The city has completely related to this legendary and world-famous club: Amsterdam is Ajax, Ajax is Amsterdam. The Dutch national team has built its reputation over time, and the club has won all the awards in the profession: the Champions’ League, […]


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WHIM architecture
Villa BH


Villa BH is a modern, (environment) friendly house with a remarkable experience of space, light and the natural context. The villa is positioned on a rectangular plot of 34,75 x 50m, that is enclosed at 3 sides with similar plots and freestanding houses. On the back (north east) of the plot there’s an old embankment […]


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PEÑA architecture & AFARAI
Mini Mall


The Mini Mall consists of 2500 sq. m. of retail and catering space for entrepreneurs, artists, designers and other creative minds as from spring 2011. The development of the Hofplein Station into a compact shopping mall comes in response to a lack of affordable locations in Rotterdam where fresh new initiatives can see the light […]


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Karelse & den Besten
Fort Cortina


As a graphic design agency the architects already had a long cooperation with Cortina, a wholesale in gift items, before they asked them to design their new headquarters. It was their first architectural assignment. Fort Cortina is built on the premises of the NDSM-wharf, a former shipyard located on the banks of the river IJ […]


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LYVR
Busstop Park+Ride Citybus


Assignment In 2007 Lysbeth de Groot, at that time urban designer at the Municipality of Groningen, designed the Busstop at the waiting area of Park+Ride Citybus Groningen. In 2008 Lysbeth LYVR began her own design firm LYVR. The Municipality of Groningen commissioned LYVR for further elaboration and supervision of the design. Location The site is […]


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Studioninedots
Villa Groothof


Villa Groothof is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the city of Barneveld. Each side of the plot has its own quality and stunning views to the surrounding landscape. The client wants a private house that respects these surroundings and the history of the site. Furthermore, the client wants a house with a continuous organisation […]


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COEN! design agency
Secrets by day


How to put a product as exciting and seductive as lingerie in the market? How do you present core values as confident, sexy, charming, successful and love ? The exclusive boutique with the with the provocative name ‘Secrets by day’ faces this challenge while leaving enough space for good personal advice: the customer comes first. […]


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UNStudio
Observation Tower,’De Onlanden’


UNStudio’s design for an Observation Tower for ‘De Onlanden’ presented to Natuurmonumenten On September 22nd the design for an observation tower for the nature reserve ‘De Onlanden’, situated to the South-West of the City of Groningen, was presented to Natuurmonumenten (the Dutch Society for the Preservation of Natural Heritage) during the mini-symposium ‘Experience Nature with […]


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Sander Mulder
Neoliet


Climbing gym Neoliet in Eindhoven, the Netherlands was in desperate need for a new interior for it’s bar. We presented them a complete make over. Wooden chestnut flooring, a bar inspired on a rock face with integrated door and display for candy, drinks and prices, ‘ice crystal’ cabinets on the wall for displaying climbing equipment. […]


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Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision


The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision houses all the audiovisual material produced in the Netherlands since the early days of Dutch radio and television. Our building divides into five distinct elements: archives/stores, museum, offices, client reception and services. Together these parts bound a central well at the building’s heart. Here is the building’s public […]


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i29 – interior architects
OFFICE 04


Tribal DDB Amsterdam is a highly ranked digital marketing agency and part of DDB international, worldwide one of the largest advertising offices. i29 interior architects designed their new offices for about 80 people. With Tribal DDB our goal was to create an environment where creative interaction is supported and to achieve as much workplaces as […]


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Concrete Architectural Associates
Brasserie Witteveen


In the seventies and eighties young and old would meet at the iconic restaurant ‘Witteveen’ at the Ceintuurbaan in Amsterdam. In 2009 IQ creative took up the challenge to once more create such a meeting place in the same building of those days. Persian rugs Making Witteveen into a present-day brasserie was the starting point […]


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+31ARCHITECTS
Watervilla de Omval


This tautly designed houseboat floats in the Amstel river of Amsterdam. The design has, unlike most floating houses, a very contemporary design without losing the characteristic appearance of the typical houseboat. The clients get a lot of positive reactions, it evens happens that people who pass by boat knock on the windows and ask if […]


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COEN! design agency
Netherlands Broadcasting Music Centre


The monumental entrance hall of the Netherlands Broadcasting Music Centre, originally designed by architect Elling and afterwards restyled by ‘Architects Cie’ is metamorfosed into a fresh and spacious whole. The new reception and waiting room have been transformed into two large kiosks. All in harmonywith the existing building but definitely bearing the Coen van Hamsignature. […]


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Sander Mulder
Lokaal 01


Cultural centre ‘Lokaal 01′ in Breda, the Netherlands was in need of a special meeting room. Our studio came up with an interesting concept in which the whole interior design is set up in perspective to the rays of sunlight falling trough one of the windows in the meeting room at noon. The dark wood […]


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Mateo Arquitectura
PGGM


The Catalan architect Josep Lluís Mateo, founder of the Mateo Arquitectura practice, presents the new head offices of the PGGM insurance company in the city of Zeist. “The aim of the project is to extend the central offices of Dutch pension fund PGGM, duplicating their current surface area on the site in Zeist, near Utrecht. […]


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Sander Mulder
De Foayer


City theater Tilburg was in need of a Grand Cafe annex Artstore. Our studio realized the whole project from initial sketches to the final result. Solid oak table legs combined with bright vinyl flooring and classic Eames Daw seating all make for a truly unique environment. By night the whole interior undergoes a magic transformation. […]


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COEN! design agency
Red Wire


Red Wire is a sculpture, designed for the city of Eindhoven. COEN! designed this piece of art for ‘Woensel-West’. It connects this lively area with the rest of the city. A red wire wriggles through metal rings in and out of the pavement, to end triumphant in the facade of the Woensel-West community centre. On […]


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GROUP A
Villa Bussum


Villa Bussum is situated in a lush, leafy neighbourhood in Bussum; a small town near Amsterdam. The design for the villa by GROUP A appears both modern and sculptural, and interacts in a natural way with its surroundings. By using slanting walls and roofs the abstract building volume feels comfortably embedded in the landscape. A […]


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