Articles tagged Netherlands

Casa Kwantes by MVRDV. Photos Ossip van Duivenbode
Residential

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

ROTTERDAM – 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.

Culture

Vlisco’s vibrant history jumps off the walls at Museum Helmond

HELMOND – Vlisco celebrates its 170th birthday with an exhibition that displays its iconic fabric designs on every available surface.

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Billboard: Pre-Sale Book Schemata
Hospitality

The Student Hotel: more than a hotel and not just for students

EINDHOVEN – The latest branch of the rapidly expanding hospitality chain opens its doors, inviting young people to gather, stay, and inspire each other in the hybrid space.

Hospitality

Overtreders W's hospitality hook is a citrus sensation

DEN BOSCH – Dutch design studio Overtreders W gives café Hangop a pop of orange to realize a contemporary hospitality concept on a low budget.

Exhibition

Maarten Baas plays Hide & Seek with the art and design world

GRONINGEN – At the Groninger Museum, the first major exhibition by categorically evasive Dutch designer Maarten Baas reveals the mystery behind the man – without solving it.

IJhal by Wiel Arets Architects. Photos Jan Bitter
Transportation

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 …

Farmhouse by Zecc Architecten. Photos StijnStijl Fotografie
Residential

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.

Event

Wink and Baas rocked Rotterdam for the MTV European Music Awards

ROTTERDAM – In 2016, The MTV European Music Awards was held in the Netherlands for the second time, an edition that struck the city of Rotterdam with a rock 'n' roll circus.  

Billboard: Pre-Sale Book Schemata
Billboard: Pre-Sale Book Schemata
Utrecht Central Station by Benthem Crouwel Architects. Photos Jannes Linders
Transportation

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.

City Hall Venlo by Kraaijvanger Architecten. Photos Ronald Tilleman
Government

Kraaijvanger Architecten inspires sustainability with 'green fingers'

VENLO – The green façade of Venlo's City Hall is instrumental in providing a healthy working environment with a cradle-to-cradle approach throughout the full design process.

Sportpark Willem-Alexander by MoederscheimMoonen Architects. Photos Ronald Tilleman/Dedots
Sport

MoederscheimMoonen Architects builds a sports park that literally connects separated neighbours

SCHIEDAM – A complex of football pitches, handball courts and indoor sports accommodation straddles the A4 motorway between Delft and Schiedam in the west of the Netherlands.

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

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.