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nieuw buiksloterham
Work in progress...
Sao Paulo, screaming vacancy
Urban plan Gouda East presented to neighbourhood.
St Jozef masterplan approved
Statue missing!
Happy New Site!
A curtain for Keukenhof
Ideas for Cruquius
nieuw buiksloterham
nieuw buiksloterham

De hele noordoever van het IJ in Amsterdam ontpopt zich in een razend tempo als aantrekkelijke woon-werk-en uitgaansplek. One Architecture heeft onder leiding van Bart Aptroot het initiatief genomen om hier een nieuw appartementengebouw te realiseren. Met dit project laten we zien hoe gezond en energiezuinig bouwen gecombineerd kan worden met ongekend grote vrijheid voor […]

Work in progress…
Work in progress...

In the autumn of 2012 work has started on the Amstellaan traffic artery, as the center point of the restructuring of the Deventer Rivierenwijk. The park viaduct designed by One Architecture is now under construction. Later this year another viaduct, a bicycle tunnel and a landscape design that will embed the artery in the neighbourhood […]

Sao Paulo, screaming vacancy
Sao Paulo, screaming vacancy

Anyone who takes a walk through Sao Paulo’s oldest neighbourhooud Sé on a weekday during daytime will experience a city that probably resembles something between Lisbon and New York. Crowded streets lined by European style monumental buildings and skyscrapers. After closing time of the shops and offices  the streets are dead. Nobody lives in Sé. […]

Urban plan Gouda East presented to neighbourhood.
Urban plan Gouda East presented to neighbourhood.

  More than a hundred interested residents attend the presentation on March 20th of the pland for the first step in the urban renewal of Gouda East. The urban sub plan “Southern Stamp and Traverse” is designed by One Architecture. The design of the public space is the work of Lodewijk Baljon Landscape Architects. The […]

St Jozef masterplan approved
St Jozef masterplan approved

On December 21st Deventer’s city council approved the new master plan for the Jozef location. This master plan has been made by the city, in close collaboration with One Architecture. The approval of this master plan shows the strength of organic urbanism. In 2008, One Architecture developed and designed a health center on a part […]

Statue missing!
Statue missing!

  After the succesful St Jozef health center we have continued working on the former hospital complex in Deventer, now a national monument, to transform its main building into the new heart of an elderly care facility. The main entrance of this building is marked by a beautiful bronze statue…. until a week ago. The […]

Happy New Site!
Happy New Site!

A new year, a new site. In the past month my website has been remodeled for more stability, cleaner layout, easier reading and easier updating. Also many old projects have been added to the site. And more news to come in 2011.

A curtain for Keukenhof
A curtain for Keukenhof

The Castle Keukenhof foundation has the ambition to develop the estate surrounding its castle (bordering the famous flower exhibtion garden) into an art-landscape. While the possibilities of the development are being researched, One Architecture has created a first step. A huge curtain at the entrance of the estate marks the start of the transformation.

Ideas for Cruquius
Ideas for Cruquius

The Haarlemmermeerpolder is one of the most dynamic areas in the Netherlands. This polder between Amsterdam and the Hague, once almost exclusively agricultural, has seen a rapid change in the last decades. It houses one of Europe’s largest airports and two former villages have exploded into large suburban areas. The little township Cruquius has until […]

Art district Moscow
Art district Moscow

Bart Aptroot participated in a workshop as part of the uDUTCHnaya festival in Moscow. On December 6th 2009 the results of the internation workshop were presented at the Center of Contemporary Architecture (C:CA) in Moscow, at -5 degrees Celsius indoor (the institute’s buidling was being refurbished). In the workshop a group of Russian architects worked […]

The rural idyll
The rural idyll

Friday October 16th the Rural Wageningen Foundation (RUW) organized the symposium ‘The Rural Idyll’, where different actors from science, public authorities and the field presented their ‘Rural Idyll’ of the Dutch and European countryside. The countryside is facing rapid changes with at the one side growth of large companies with investments in technical innovations and […]

St Jozef Health Care Center
St Jozef Health Care Center

In 2007 Deventer Hospital decided to transform the monastery of the former catholic St. Jozef Hospital into a new health care center. The architectonical interventions set up a dialogue with three major aspects of the building; the structure of the complex around the gardens, the sacral identity of the building and the catholic brick-hiding-the-underlying-concrete-architecture from […]