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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.

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 […]

R6
R6

Around 1865 a project developer built a small house along a ditch in a polder just south of Amsterdam. To maximise the use of the plot the house was built as far to the ditch as possible. In the decades afterwards the ditch became a street, the terrain was raised almost a meter and new […]

Jan Schaefer bridge
Jan Schaefer bridge

The new residential development on the former harbour islands Java and KNSM in Amsterdam required a new bridge to connect the area to the city center. The 200 meter long steel bridge is both traffic and strolling space with its gently inclined stairs on all 4 corners as its main feature. On the city center […]