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Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

A full and official 360 degree project of the new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, designed by MVRDV. The building has a unique appearance, and is already famous for…

Valley (MVRDV) * preliminary

(2022) Preliminary 360 degree project of Valley, the MVRDV designed residential and office building in Amsterdam. For now just a quick walk-through, but you can already get a good impression of the protruding apartments and pleasant terraces between.

Dominicus Church

A true “hidden gem”, easily ignored church by Cuypers, who got more fame by designing the Amsterdam Central Station and Rijksmuseum. Unassuming on the outside, but pleasant and clever designed, making the most of the unusual small plot on the narrow Amsterdam alleys.

1933 Slaughterhouse

A great display of curved concrete behind the pretty facade of this former slaughterhouse in Shanghai. Check out the curved concrete inside, the inner bridges, floor plans and drone shot which includes the well-known Shanghai skyline.

Huis Sonneveld

(1933) A great example of Het Nieuwe Bouwen, closely related with the Van Nelle Factory, with a modern but surprisingly warm colored interior.

Tadao Ando – Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre

Shanghai city center, in an area still very much in development (in 2021). The building has fascinating tube-shape cutouts, that can be experienced vividly with this project.

Van Nelle Factory

(1925-1931) Soon after building (designed by van der Vlugt and Wiebenga) was completed in 1931, Le Corbusier described the factory as “the most beautiful spectacle of the modern age”.

Dominicanen Bookstore

The “most beautiful bookstore in the world” (according to The Guardian). Built into an old Dominican church. Zoom into the paintings between the vaults!

OMA – Lujiazui Exhibition Centre (Shanghai)

Project in development.

Town Hall Hilversum

(1928-1931) Town Hall Hilversum (Raadhuis Hilversum) was designed by Dudok to serve as seat of the municipal council of Hilversum in the Netherlands.

Beurs van Berlage

(1896-1903) Perhaps Berlage’s most famous building. Discover elements of Neo Roman architecture, as well as Jugendstil, and early examples of Het Nieuwe Bouwen and Amsterdam School.

Openluchtschool (Open Air School)

(1930) A great example of “Nieuwe Bouwen” by Jan Duiker, still functioning as a school. The building is positioned to catch maximum sunshine.

Sanatorium Zonnestraal

(1928-1931) The estate Zonnestraal is a former sanatorium in Hilversum, the Netherlands. The building was designed by architects Jan Duiker, Bernard Bijvoet and Jan Gerko Wiebenga, and is an example of the Nieuwe Bouwen.

Radio Kootwijk

(1923) A pre-brutalist and art-deco mix former broadcasting station, purposely built “in the middle of nowhere” inspired by Egyptian sphinxes.

Kubus Woningen (Cube Houses)

(1982) No standard furniture fits into these houses designed by Piet Blom in 1978. One of the houses is turned into a museum where the inside can be seen. No standard furniture would fit in.

Markthal (Market Hall)

(2014) An MVRDV designed residential and office building with a market hall underneath and a spectacular decoration.

Het Schip – Amsterdamse School

(1919-1921) A great example of Amsterdam School Architecture. Designed by Michiel de Klerk and built as social housing to elevate the working class.

Sterre der Zee Basilica, Maastricht

Started in times when Roman architecture was still in swing this 11th/12th century church in Maastricht is one of the oldest surviving buildings in The Netherlands. The interior…

Jeruzalem Kerk (Jerusalem Church)

The “Jeruzalem Church” is a great example of the style of the Amsterdam School. The church was built in the years 1928-1929 and designed by the architect Ferdinand…

Shanghai West Bund – art and culture

(Testing) See the rapidly developing Shanghai West Bund area, with new international class museums popping up regularly.