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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. […]

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 […]

Art district Moscow
Art district Moscow

Bart Aptroot participated in a workshop as part of the uDUTCHnaya festival in Moscow. On December 6th 2009 the results of the internation workshop were presented at the Center of Contemporary Architecture (C:CA) in Moscow, at -5 degrees Celsius indoor (the institute’s buidling was being refurbished). In the workshop a group of Russian architects worked […]

India builds
India builds

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

My first villa
My first villa

Urban concept for one of the two former hospital sites in Deventer. The plan aims to offer free standing homes to young families. Small, growable homes, smart building techniques and in some cases shared plots should make the villas affordable for first time homeowners. The scheme also incorporates the old hospital buildings, of which a […]

Dongezone
Dongezone

A narrow ecological zone around a creek is situated as a green buffer in a new residential area in Tilburg. Venhoeven CS won an invited competition for the difficult task to situate a housing project inside the ecological zone. The urban plan and architectural design consists of 145 dwellings on stilts, positioned as herds of […]