Articles tagged Netherlands

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.

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.

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 …

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.