From Amsterdam to Zaanstad, these are the 10 most popular Dutch design projects featured on frameweb.com in recent months. Given the calibur and creativity of these projects – from student houses to lamps to a coffee shop – it's no wonder the country is home to some of the world's most renown trend-setting designers.
1. D/Struct Installation by Lucas Maassen & Raw Color
Sixty objects have been smashed, crushed, blended and pulverized in attempt to demonstrate how a physical product can function in a digital environment.
2. Hi/Lo by Workshop of Wonders
Dutch ‘coffee shops’ – world renowned for the sale of cannabis – are not illegal in the Netherlands, but most are rather seedy, to say the least.
3. Stills Flagship by Doepel Strijkers
Dutch fashion label Stills – the brainchild of Korrie Vulkers and Martin Tramper – recently opened a flagship in Amsterdam.
4. Drents Museum Extension by Erick van Egeraat
Built almost fully underground, the new entranceway and exhibition hall at Holland’s Drents Museum has been constructed to integrate itself into the fabric of the city.
5. Zaanstad City Hall Exterior by Soeters Van Eldonk Architecten
A new city hall pays homage to Holland’s traditional canal house architecture.
6. Loosdrecht Island House by 2by4-architects
On an tiny island in Loosdrecht Lake, the Netherlands, a simple house with a subtle frame captures the essence of its surroundings.
7. Furniture Factory by Lucas Maassen & Sons
Dutch designer Lucas Maassen has hired some little helpers – his three sons – to assist him in his latest project.
8. CMYK Lamp by Dennis Parren
A lamp by Dutch designer Dennis Parren is an exploration of colour and reflection.
9. Student Housing Delft by De Zwarte Hond
A student residence building has solved a housing shortage problem in style.
10. Rieteiland House by Hans van Heeswijk
When Dutch architect Hans van Heeswijk was building his own ‘dream home’ near Amsterdam, he channelled his most creative visions into the design.