Articles tagged Amsterdam


Outsiders going local: Q&A with Ave Bradley of Kimpton Hotels

Amsterdam – From Kimpton De Witt in the US hotel chain’s first European location, Ave Bradley explains how a foreigner tackles a locally oriented establishment.


Studio Modijefsky pays homage to the Dutch textile industry with a restaurant design

AMSTERDAM – Marrying food and fabric, the Amsterdam-based practice takes inspiration from the area’s heritage for Wyers Bar & Restaurant. 


Made to last forever, designed to be disposable – Rethinking Plastic with MINDS

Amsterdam – A designer, a manufacturer, and a client share their perspectives on the industry challenges of designing with plastic and improving sustainability.


Rethinking Plastic: Trash or Treasure?

AMSTERDAM – In collaboration with Room on the Roof at de Bijenkorf, Frame MINDS brings together the most influential figures of the Dutch design world on 11 July.


Humans are like hamsters – and Govert Flint wants to enrich our cages

AMSTERDAM – Three Enriched Office environments at Schiphol airport use waterbenches and UV tables for greater attentiveness and improved workflow.


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.


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.