Photograph by Jan Bitter, courtesy of WAA

V' House in Maastricht, Netherlands, by Wiel Arets Architects, 2013 The following text and images are courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects (WAA). [caption id="attachment_6658" align="alignnone" width="510" caption="Photograph by Jan Bitter, courtesy of WAA"][/caption] V’ House was constructed for a couple that collects vintage ...Read More

Photo: Primabeeld

Villa Nieuw Oosteinde in Aalsmeer, Netherlands, by Engel Architecten, 2012. Nieuw Oosteinde (New East End) is a new neighborhood in Aalsmeer, a town fairly close to Amsterdam. A quick glance at the website for the area reveals a mix of primarily ...Read More

Architecture in the Netherlands cover

Architecture in the Netherlands: Yearbook 2011-12 edited by Samir Bantal, JaapJan Berg, Kees van der Hoeven, Anne Luijten NAi Publishers, 2012 Paperback, 272 pages The annual Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook started in 1987/88, making the most recent one the 25th installment. Accordingly ...Read More

Photograph by Ateliereen architecten

Viewing Tower in Reusel, the Netherlands by Ateliereen architecten, 2009. Six asymmetrically stacked boxes define this viewing platform that marks the entrance to a recreational area near the small town of Reusel in the Netherlands. About 50 such spots are marked ...Read More

Photograph by Ossip van Duivenbode, courtesy BYTR Architects

Shou Sugi Ban in Maarn, Netherlands by BYTR Architects, 2010. The monicker of this small house addition in Maarn, Netherlands, a town in the province of Utrecht, is a traditional Japanese method of burning cedar boards for a house's siding. Shou-sugi-ban, ...Read More

Photograph courtesy Claus en Kaan Architecten

Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) in Wageningen, Netherlands by Claus en Kaan Architecten, 2011. In the influential book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue that recycling is in effect "downcycling," since the ...Read More

Photograph by Luuk Kramer

Steigereiland Kavel 114 in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Architoop, 2007. Steigereiland is an infill island in the eastern district of Lake IJsselmeer. It has been developed as a low-scale, mixed-use neighborhood comprised of small lots (6m x 25m; 20' x 80') ...Read More

Photograph by Marcel de Graaf

Hermit's House in Deventer, Netherlands by The Cloud Collective, 2010. Like many young firms today, The Cloud Collective eschews the traditional model and appearance of the sole architect-genius presiding over a design, an impression born of the media more than the ...Read More

photograph by Christian Richters, copyright BOLLES+WILSON

City Library Helmond in Helmond, Netherlands by BOLLES+WILSON, 2010. See also this week's book review, BOLLES+WILSON: A Handful of Productive Paradigms. The Dutch city Helmond is transforming its central shopping area, per a master plan by Professor Joan Busquests. Falling within that ...Read More

Photograph by Christian Richters

Spuimarkt in The Hague, Netherlands by BOLLES+WILSON, 2008. Located on a prominent site in the center of The Hague in The Netherlands, the Spuimarkt ...Read More