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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 […]

The (climate) friendly city
The (climate) friendly city

Article (in Dutch) for architectural magazine De Architect. Review of a symposium and exhibition about a climate friendly future for Amsterdam.

DD: One Architecture!
DD: One Architecture!

The 18th edition of the Korean Design Document series is entirely dedicated to One Architecture. The book not only shows projects but also highlights the various themes that play a role in the work of One Architecture. Order via Architecture & Natura.

India builds
India builds

Article (in Dutch) for architectural magazine De Architect. Review of a symposium about architecture in India.

Bouwen in stilte
Bouwen in stilte

Article in Dutch. Essay by Hilde de Haan in the art supplement of de Volkskrant, April 2006. ‘The party is over. Architecture in the Netherlands is no longer characterised by grand gestures and stunning experiments. It can be petty nowadays and even inconspicious. And that’s not bad at all.’ states Hilde de Haan after reading […]

Jonge honden onder vuur
Jonge honden onder vuur

Article (in Dutch) for architectural magazine De Architect about the ambition of young architects to start an office of their own.

Habiforum: mixing working and living
Habiforum: mixing working and living

After about a century of separating functions in our cities to create cleaner, safer and healthier environments, we have seen the other side of the medial: dormitory suburbs, commuter traffic jams, weekend ghosttown office parks, inflexible monufunctional industrial areas. Can you bring life into residential neighborhoods between 9 and 5? Can housing revive outdated ¬†industrial […]

Great spaces, home extensions
Great spaces, home extensions

A book about special extensions of homes. Besides some pretty pictures of the Twin House by Karelse Aptroot architects also extensions designed by Moriko Kira and SeARCH. Publisher: Linksbooks

1000 x European Architecture
1000 x European Architecture

It’s bigger than S,M,L,XL and FARMAX together, so it comes in a suitcase with a hand grip to carry it. 1000 x European Architecture is a book which seeks to answer the question whether something like typical European architecture exists. Among the 1000 projects, one per page, there’s one Karelse Aptroot project and one One […]

Farmer seeks future
Farmer seeks future

Booklet in Dutch. In a one day workshop achitects and farmers exchanged thoughts and ideas about the future of farms and farmers in the Haarlemmermeer. Just like in the rest of the Netherlands there is pressure on the argicultural sector to change, expand or disappear. While some farmers seeks ways to expand and become agricultural […]

A house is more than the sum of its rooms
A house is more than the sum of its rooms

Interview with Joachim Karelse and Bart Aptroot in PS-Wonen, a supplement of newspaper Parool, April 2005. The interview focuses on the projects for private clients. With pictures of Bloem House in Amsterdam. Read the article (in Dutch):

L’archetipo della casa in legno
L'archetipo della casa in legno

Article in Italian architectural magazine Abitare about the Twin House, Februari 2005. In English.

Grow your home
Grow your home

Article in Wallpaper, December 2004, about home extensions that ‘stretch the imagination’. About the Twin House: ‘(…) the matching of a traditional shape with a more modern way with materials and cladding could create a new trend for sensitive add-ons in bucolic settings.’