Articles on Netherlands

Pavilion of Reflections by Tom Emerson's ETH students. Photo Studio Tom Emerson
 

Mark A-to-Z: P is for Pavilion

Intricate temporary structures designed by students to practical extensions produced by starchitects, pavilions never cease to impress us with the broad spectrum of what makes architecture.

Dafne Schippers Bridge by NEXT architects. Photos by Jeroen Musch with aerial/drone footage by Maurice Iseger
 

NEXT Architects and Rudy Uytenhaak lead a bicycle bridge over the roof of a school

UTRECHT – NEXT architects, in partnership with Rudy Uytenhaak, continues to impress with its portfolio of infrastructure projects as the new Dafne Schippers Bridge and school are …

Out Now: Mark #69
Out Now: Mark #69
Mark A-to-Z: I is for Installation
 

Mark A-to-Z: I is for Installation

This week, we bring you five installations that have caught our eye due to their meaning, visual identity or simply their excitement factor. Enjoy!

Mark A-to-Z: H is for Health
 

Mark A-to-Z: H is for Health

From dental clinics to hospices, Mark has picked five projects that cater to the needs of the healthcare industry.

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.

B30 Renovation by KAAN Architects. Photos Karin Borghouts
 

Kaan Architecten reinterprets century-old ideas to realise a contemporary renovation

THE HAGUE – Originally built in 1917, the former home of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has been renovated for a second time.

Keukenhof by Mecanoo. Photos courtesy of the architect
 

Mecanoo frames the Dutch skies with timber triangles

LISSE – Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. In time for this year's opening, a gatehouse was realised to give the attraction a proper entrance.

Matryoshka House by Shift. Photos Noortje Knulst
 

Shift's Matryoshka House questions the relationship between living spaces

Rotterdam – A run-down townhouse has been fixed up into two high-end apartments, stripped down to its bare bones with smaller elements suspended in the tall voids.

Out Now: Mark #69
Out Now: Mark #69
Casa Kwantes by MVRDV. Photos Ossip van Duivenbode
 

MVRDV sculpts a back-to-front villa around an olive tree

SCHIEDAM – Dutch homes have a reputation of transparency, with curtain-less glazing. At Casa Kwantes, the request for privacy lends itself to the concept of a two-faced residence.

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.

Farmhouse by Zecc Architecten. Photos StijnStijl Fotografie
 

Zecc Architecten blurs the connection between inside and outside

UTRECHT – A former dairy farm is penetrated with a new extension, turning the typical old-school farmhouse into a modern residence with a traditional aesthetic.

Utrecht Central Station by Benthem Crouwel Architects. Photos Jannes Linders
 

Benthem Crouwel Architects' undulating steel waves entice more travellers

UTRECHT – The largest and busiest train station in the Netherlands has tripled in size and is now significantly more prepared to serve the expected increase in commuters.