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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 […]

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 Can housing revive outdated  industrial […]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 […]

Superflux
Superflux

All cities either have landmarks, or wish they had one. The city of of Ames, Iowa has one and it’s right in the center but it’s a power plant. The city of Ames raised a question in the form of an open competition how to transform their old but functioning power plant into a true symbol for their city.