Rotterdam articles

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Can hotels surprise us even when we can see everything in advance online?

Rotterdam – Leaning on both the hyper focus of genius loci and a bird’s-eye view of its audience, the new Room Mate Hotel in Rotterdam does mid-market hospitality well. 

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Book now or never: This travel agency takes you to places with an expiration date

Rotterdam – To confront globetrotters with their impact on the Earth, Felix Leenders set up a travel agency that offers excursions to destinations affected by climate change.

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Capsule hotels are gaining ground in Asia and beyond

From a no-frills cell to colour-controlled surroundings, capsule hotels cater to guests in Japan and beyond.

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Freitag’s pragmatic retail design feels right at home in Rotterdam

Rotterdam – Freitag by Eduard Leiden’s design honours the pragmatic sustainability exercised in both the brand and its host city.

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The city hotels of the future takes millennial connectivity to new places

Rotterdam – Studio Modijefsky’s design for CityHub reveals that the future of travel is less about the space and more about facilitating experience of the local context.

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Urban jungle office, Burle Marx style: StudioSpass takes inspiration from landscape art

Rotterdam, Netherlands – Colourful forms and furniture transform Cambridge Innovation Center’s common area into a surreal sculpture garden.

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Anne Hardy creates a post-apocalyptic world where the only thing left is colour

Rotterdam – In the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Anne Hardy fills a site-specific colourscape with an assemblage of found objects that take on a strange new meaning.

Columbus by Kogonada.
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Breaking the Fourth Wall: Architecture Film Festivals

Around the world these events celebrate and showcase this other layer of architecture and here are three upcoming festivals to check out!

Matryoshka House by Shift. Photos Noortje Knulst
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Shift's Matryoshka House questions the relationship between living spaces

Rotterdam – A run-down townhouse has been fixed up into two high-end apartments, stripped down to its bare bones with smaller elements suspended in the tall voids.

Casa Kwantes by MVRDV. Photos Ossip van Duivenbode
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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.

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Five Days of Frame #115: Behind the scenes with the photographer of our Sabine Marcelis feature

ROTTERDAM – Photographer Floor Knaapen gives a behind-the-scenes exclusive from the Sabine Marcelis feature in our newly released March/April issue.

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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.