Ongoing

Re-design green office, The Academy Campus, Micro Housing,  NACH – New Amsterdam Court House PPS (i.c.w. Heijmans, Kaan Architecten, DVP, ABT, Facilicom a.o.),  Local Landscapes (i.c.w. Buiting Advies),

Pavilion

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Completed

Pavilion De Dame (i.c.w. UC Architects), Uptown Groningen (i.c.w. UC Architects), Carnival Training Centre (i.c.w. PdR Architecten, ZUS, Van Rossum, Dura Vermeer), Vechtdal (i.c.w. UrbanXchange), The Tube (i.c.w. University Warsaw), Green Park Aalsmeer (i.c.w. Total Identity, H+N+S, Twynstra Gudde), Buildings Move (i.c.w. PdR, Fakton, Arup), Brettenzone, Diemerpark (i.c.w. Total Identity), Eemcentrum Amersfoort (i.c.w, Boer en Croon)

Upper World

The world above

Sweet homes

We are now working on designing houses for people who actually would not have thought that they would be able to owe a house in their lives. These houses barely use energy and they are being cleverly financed, such that they are affordable. It is often the case in this segment of the market that work is being done somewhat routinely, because there is not much to choose and the supply is scarce. That is exactly why we are going to design houses that express something different. These houses are based on the love for those who will inhabit them for an entire, or half of their life. That much seems fair to us, houses in which people will feel somewhat better, even if it is just now and then or only for a little while. 

Circular Village

Settlement

Reconnect

Because so much has disappeared from each other and there have been built all too many autistic environments in recent times, the task is to restore the whole and to reconnect spatial things. What exactly? Almost anything we can think of. High and low, outside and inside, production and consumption, poor and rich, sick and healthy, big and small, working and living, time and space, young and old, center and periphery. The meaning of space is its connective function.

The world above

The inhabitants of the city K. felt the earth shaking for several years now. And everybody knew that the stronger tremblings would eventually approach the city. The first cracks were, indeed, appearing here and there. That is why the people were very cautious and during day- and nighttime they involuntarily watched what was happening beneath them. The inhabitants of the city K. almost never looked up. And so they didn’t notice that between themselves and the world above very lightly constructed buildings were forming that floated above the existing buildings. As if the city K. was trying to disengage itself from the unreliable earth and had far more confidence in the laws of thin air. 

De-materialization

That matter arises from energy we know since the days of Einstein. Still we often forget this relation, especially when it comes to the creation of physical space. When our surrounding is insufficiently connected to non-material features there arises a thing-like collection of designed manifestations that we have become accustomed to call architecture. It is possible to do that differently, for instance by grounding the design-process of space on non-material issues. That results in buildings that are, indeed, made of stone or wood, but that do derive their presence first and foremost from their existential contribution to life.

Another building

One day, about twelve people were seated at a long table; together they formed the building team. These people were good at their profession. One could draw and design. Another was good at constructing or had knowledge of technical installations. And there was someone present who was used to think from within an environment. There were also people at the table who were perfectly capable of coming up with cost calculations. And others were used to arrange things. This building team went to work for months in a row. Lees meer