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CSI Sao Paulo
CSI Sao Paulo

City Space Investigations, an initiative by Urban Detectives is currently studying the city of Sao Paulo in a two week workshop and on site reasearch program. Particpants are students and professionals from Delft and Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo, a mega metropolis with close to 20 million inhabitants, of which a large part live in informal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Urban farm
Urban farm

The center for mentally disabled people ‘ Willem van den Bergh’ is relocating more and more of its clients from their too secluded campus to homes in normal residential neighbourhouds. Reshuffling the campus, selling part of the terrein to a project developer, the center saw it unavoidable to relocate its  daycare and leisure facilities. Bart […]

Fatboys
Fatboys

The Overamstel business district in Amsterdam is nearing the end of its monofunctional industrial lifecycle. The city demands more diversity, more space for small scale business, more housing and better access. Fatboys attempts to develop a prototype for a pioneering project. It integrates housing, commerce and a community sports center in one on a vulerable […]

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 […]

Marina Lowrise
Marina Lowrise

The residential lowrise is One Architecture’s winning proposal in an invited competition for the marina buildings in the Ajman Freezone Marina development, in cooperation with Urbanberry. The project consists of two buildings with apartments and public amenities along the new marina. The concept of this project is to create a small scale, lively environment in […]