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I.Scape Multiple

A new architecture has been made possible by computer-assisted design. It stimulates experimentation and results...

Designers: Asymptote

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15 Miles into the Earth

It cannot be denied that Wijdeveld’s attitude was experimental. Especially in the latter years of...

Designers: Hendrik Wijdeveld

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Betondorp library and housing

Shortly after the First World War there was a serious shortage of cheap housing, skilled...

Designers: K.J. Greiner

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Biopolis

In 1965, Enrico and Luzia Hartsuyker launched Biopolis: a model for a new urban culture....

Designers: Enrico en Luzia Hartsuyker

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Cinema and dance hall Aubette

In 1926, Hans Arp and Sophie Tauber commissioned Van Doesburg to decorate and furnish Aubette,...

Designers: Theo van Doesburg

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Competition design for the development of Rokin

In 1924, Amsterdam municipal council organised a competition for the redevelopment of Rokin street, in...

Designers: Cornelis van Eesteren

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Counter-construction / Maison Particulière

This study for a house is radically innovative and is still spectacular almost a century...

Designers: Theo van Doesburg and Cornelis van Eesteren

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Design variants for the Zigzag and Folding Chair

The Zigzag Chair is an international design classic. Rietveld executed the initial models in cardboard...

Designers: Gerrit Rietveld

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Exhibition designs

Mathieu Lauweriks was an influential figure in the period between Jugendstil and the Bauhaus. He...

Designers: J.L. Mathieu Lauweriks

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General Post Office Rotterdam

Designers: Gustav Cornelis Bremer

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Gispen company catalogue cover

As a designer, W. H. Gispen greatly respected traditional beauty and craftsmanship, but he gradually...

Designers: Willem Hendrik Gispen

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House in Alblasserdam

Designers: Cornelis van Eesteren

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Housing complex ‘De Dageraad’

The detailing of the residential quarters that Michel de Klerk designed for Amsterdam around 1920...

Designers: Michel de Klerk and Piet Kramer

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Interior design

Every fashion is succeeded by a subsequent trend. That is not only a commercial truth...

Designers: Viervant

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International Competition for Bruges Concert Hall

Client: Gemeente Brugge

Designers: Jo Coenen, Willem Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk

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Modern Homes: the Weissenhofsiedlung

Around 1926, the Deutsche Werkbund invited Oud to design a number of model dwellings for...

Client: Gemeente Stuttgart en Deutsche Werkbund

Designers: Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud

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NMB Head Office

Designers: Ton Alberts and Max van Huut

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Roof of Amsterdam Central Station

Construction of the Central Station began in 1882. Until then, it was customary for stations...

Designers: P.J.H. Cuypers

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Skyscrapers

The Socialist J.C. Van Epen (1880-1960) wished to provide working people with improved living surroundings...

Designers: Johannes Christiaan van Epen

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Urban Design Plan to Revivify the Nieuwmarkt

Client: Gemeente Amsterdam

Designers: Theo Bosch, Aldo van Eyck and Paul de Ley

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Experimental

The pursuit of innovation

Without experiment, the built environment would be a boring, dead space. Innovation in architecture is often driven by a few convinced protagonists of an ideology or idea. The experimental passion of Dutch architects is internationally renowned: from the Functionalists who made the structure the starting point for their designs around 1920 to the conceptual design bureaus which attracted global interest in the 1990s. This vanguard makes a strong case for transforming their ideas into tangible designs. A great many tryouts are produced during that process, sometimes even buildings that are actually built. Society maintains its vitality by experimenting. But is our architecture still experimental? Should the discipline rely on innovation platforms or look to inspired individuals?

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Competition design Bank of the Netherlands head quarters

The board of De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam decided in 1948 that a new bank...

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