Articles tagged Amsterdam


Noman Studio explodes the design box for Esprit x Opening Ceremony

AMSTERDAM – When designing a light-filled pop-up store for the light-hearted Esprit by Opening Ceremony collection, Noman Studio takes an origami approach.


Standard Studio's vision for Ace & Tate is 20/20

AMSTERDAM – For eyewear brand Ace & Tate’s latest store, Standard Studio draws inspiration from Dutch graphic design icon Willem Sandberg.

Leaderboard: Clerkenwell
Leaderboard: Clerkenwell

Buro Curious simulates red-light seduction at the Volkshotel

AMSTERDAM – Buro Curious transforms a bespoke hotel room into a space to seduce and be seduced.

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 at the northern-most point of the building under a canopy designed as …


Studio Modijefsky champions the multifunctional for a hybrid hospitality venue

AMSTERDAM – Housing both a stylish pool bar and work spaces, Studio Modijesfky’s latest outpost, Kanarie Club provides a multifunctional venue to match the diverse needs of …

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.


Frame, OMA and G-Star Raw discuss the future of retail at BMW

AMSTERDAM – The future of retail looks bright, but only if it evolves to meet the rapidly changing needs of the consumer, says Robert Thiemann, director of Frame Publishers. 

Nieuwdok is a mixed-use building comprising a school at the base and student flats across the upper five floors

Up-and-coming hotspot for urban regeneration gets a Moke Architecten makeover

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
Urban 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.

Urban 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.