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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. […]

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.

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 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 […]

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.

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):

Luigi Cosenza award
Luigi Cosenza award

The Twin House by Joachim Karelse and Bart Aptroot has been rewarded with a silver plate for the annual European Luigi Cosenza award for young architects.