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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shrink lab
Shrink lab

The Netherlands are starting to see the effects of a shrinking population. It’s already happening on the edges of the country: a decreasing number of inhabitants. The shrink lab, a combined initiative of BNA, Aedes and KEI, studies the effects of shrinking and proposes design strategies to get the best out of it. Bart Aptroot […]

Viktoriakwartier
Viktoriakwartier

The city of Eindhoven has gradually shifted profile, from a monoculture of two large industries (light bulbs and trucks) to the pluriformity of high tech research, product development and art. The abandoned factory buildings, many with high architectural quality, were a blessing for the city center’s demand for expansion. The newest extension to Eindhoven’s center […]

Cinema City
Cinema City

The development of Cinema City, on the site of the old Georgian film studios, will start with the opening of Concern’s multiplex and club in the existing pavilion. Cinema City is located on a 3 ha site on the axis between the main railway station and the central city. Located 600 meters from the station, […]

My first villa
My first villa

Urban concept for one of the two former hospital sites in Deventer. The plan aims to offer free standing homes to young families. Small, growable homes, smart building techniques and in some cases shared plots should make the villas affordable for first time homeowners. The scheme also incorporates the old hospital buildings, of which a […]

Dongezone
Dongezone

A narrow ecological zone around a creek is situated as a green buffer in a new residential area in Tilburg. Venhoeven CS won an invited competition for the difficult task to situate a housing project inside the ecological zone. The urban plan and architectural design consists of 145 dwellings on stilts, positioned as herds of […]