Articles on Amsterdam

 

Mark A-to-Z: X is for XXX

AMSTERDAM – Get your head out of the gutter and let Mark take you around the lovely city of Amsterdam – home to Frame Publishers.

House Ship by ANA Architecten. Photo Luuk Kramer
 

ANA Architecten convinces a boat to become a house

AMSTERDAM – ANA Architecten appropriated a Belgian cargo boat and created an idyllic family boathouse.

Waiting for water by Stefanie Rittler & Sascha Henken. Photos courtesy of the architect
 

A duo of designers takes a humoristic approach to climate change

AMSTERDAM – Stefanie Rittler and Sascha Henken knew each other from school but had never collaborated on a project before. That changed with the third edition of UrbanCampsite.

IJhal by Wiel Arets Architects. Photos Jan Bitter
 

Wiel Arets Architects uses mirrored elements to reflect the fluctuations of the water

AMSTERDAM – Amongst the restorations and extensions to the Dutch capital's main train station, the IJ Hall sits under a canopy at the northern-most point of the building.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2016–17. Photos Lauren Teague/Benthem Crouwel Architects
 

Natural phenomena transform into a festival of light

AMSTERDAM – Local firms UNStudio and Benthem Crouwel Architects reveal the potential of biomimicry for the future of architecture at the Amsterdam Light Festival.

Headquarters for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger by MVSA Architects. Photos Albert Bakker/Ronald Rilleman
 

MVSA designs European HQ for fashion giant as a shining beacon in the harbour

AMSTERDAM – The new European headquarters for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger has docked in the former 'port-turned-creative hub' district of Houthavens in the Dutch capital.

The internal corridors – each floor a different colour – provide access to this in order to ensure privacy from the public building below
 

Moke Architecten double-up on glazing to create soundproofed bay windows

AMSTERDAM – Student accommodation with angled double windows becomes the latest contribution to urban development plans in the north of the city.

Social City Exhibition at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen. Photo Droog Design
 

Droog Design utilises virtual reality as a tool to develop actual reality

AMSTERDAM – Droog combines data crowdsourcing with User Centred Design methodologies to create a virtual city of maximum diversity and identity to use as a tool for real world design.

 

Mark contributors from TD Architects are shortlisted for a writing award

AMSTERDAM – Theo Deutinger and Stefano Filippas, of TD Architects in Amsterdam, have recently been nominated for the Geert Bekaert Prize for architectural criticism.

The rectangular building is essentially a 134-m-long prism oriented on an east–west axis and bent slightly at the west end. Photo Peter Cuypers
 

Student housing by Studioninedots breathes life into an inner-city island

AMSTERDAM – Studioninedots designs student housing to activate the transformation of a barren landscape into a thriving urban neighbourhood.

The honeycomb-structured façade is hard to overlook.
 

Moke Architecten colours Amsterdam Noord with playful IKC Zeven Zeeën

AMSTERDAM – Local Amsterdam office Moke Architecten places an extravagant elementary school into a pre-gentrified district of Amsterdam Noord.

Four units are stacked to form a spacious apartment with two offices below.
 

Finch Buildings crafts modular boxes as a flexible solution with durability

AMSTERDAM – A Dutch company designs standardised units that are made from wood and could set new standards for sustainable construction.