Archinect - News 2017-07-26T22:47:44-04:00 DeFlatKleiburg wins 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award, MSA/V+ named 2017 Emerging Architect recipient Justine Testado 2017-05-12T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T15:45:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two housing projects won big today in the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award competition. Out of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five finalists</a>, DeFlatKleiburg&nbsp;in Amsterdam by NL Architects and XVW architectuur&nbsp;won the main Mies van der Rohe Award. The&nbsp;2017 Emerging Architect prize went to Brussels-based practice MSA/V+ for the NAVEZ social housing project.&nbsp;</p><p>DeFlatKleiburg is the first renovation project of an existing building to receive the main prize. The&nbsp;colossal megablock is 11 stories tall and 400 meters long, and comprises 500 customizable apartments. First built in the 1960s as part of city planner Siegfried Nassuth's masterplan, the Kleiburg eventually became dilapidated and was at risk for demolition. Protests in recent years prompted a competition seeking the most economically feasible solution to save the structure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Marcel van der Burg.</em></p><p>Dutch firms <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL Architects</a> and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">XVW architectuur</a> won the competition with their proposal to renovate the existing buil...</p> What could have been of Gershwin Plot 14 by NL Architects Justine Testado 2014-01-20T19:48:00-05:00 >2014-02-16T21:53:31-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gershwin Plot 14 by Dutch firm NL Architects is an eye-catching project to start off the week. The proposal was the winning entry of a 2012 competition to design a new large residential building in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, the project was abruptly cancelled in 2013. Such is the world of architecture...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> NL Architects completes B05 “Kuifje” in Nieuw Crooswijk, Rotterdam Justine Testado 2013-12-11T12:29:00-05:00 >2013-12-11T13:07:00-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After three years of construction, NL Architects' B05 Kuifje is now complete. Nicknamed Tintin, B05 is located in Nieuw Crooswijk, a residential area near the city center of Rotterdam and the Kralingse Bos park. With its "deformed" silhouette, Tintin was constructed as part of an urban plan by West 8 to redevelop the area into a distinct cityscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here are a few photos of "Tintin":<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Photos by Luuk Kramer.</em></p> NS Stations by NL Architects Alexander Walter 2013-07-02T18:06:00-04:00 >2013-07-02T18:10:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NL Architects recently completed the project NS Station, a major office interior revamp over 9 stories right on top of Central Station in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The project resulted from a 2011 competition win where NL Architects made the Thick Walls&trade; system the conceptual core: big shelves absorb the clutter that normally spreads trough the office - wardrobes, bookshelves, flip boards, archive, bulletin boards. And sometimes even the stairs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Pool House Florida by NL Architects Archinect 2013-03-21T14:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T14:42:45-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> About a year ago, we published the rather unusual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposal for a Bike Pavilion</a> in China's Hainan Province designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL Architects</a>. The concept of using any available square inch of roof space seems to have grown into a trademark of the Amsterdam-based architects, as they are now sharing their latest proposal, a pool house for a client in Del Rey Beach, Florida.</p> <p> <strong>Project Description from NL Architects:</strong></p> <p> In October 2011 we received an exhilarating email by Andrew R:</p> <p> <em>I have researched a number of highly successful up and coming contemporary architects with world- wide acclaim, and feel that the work of NL Architects exemplifies the vision I have in mind for my future home.</em></p> <p> Andrew purchased a property in Del Ray Beach, Florida and planned to replace the existing 12,000 square foot mansion with a smaller home of 8,000 and guest house of 4,000 square foot.</p> <p> Clearly a potential dream assignment; we immediately started drawing... we prepared a &lsquo;sketchbook&rsquo; that intended to cataly...</p> NL Architects Completes De Kameleon Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T20:03:00-04:00 >2012-07-15T08:50:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And even more completion news from Dutch firms today: NL Architects informed us that their project De Kameleon, a supersized housing block in Amsterdam, was just completed. The huge mixed-used project includes apartments, parking, and a new shopping center in the troubled neighborhood formerly known as Bijlmer.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bike Pavilion by NL Architects Alexander Walter 2012-05-16T17:56:00-04:00 >2012-05-20T23:44:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NL Architects has sent us images of their recent project: a pretty rad mash-up pavilion for a bicycle club in the Hainan Province in southern China. The proposal is part of a big resort for developer VANKEN, and NL Architects told us that they've just received green light from the client! Looks like this will actually get build soon.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Housing with a Mission: Hallway House Paul Petrunia 2012-03-15T19:55:00-04:00 >2012-03-16T08:13:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> NL Architects have shared with us a new project "Hallway House". It has been conceived within the framework of a 'match making' program set up by the Dutch Architecture institute (NAi). The Dutch Architecture institute (NAi) together with Housing Corporation VANKE has organized a Sino-Dutch collaboration in social housing. Five Chinese (Urbanus, Standard, NODE, O-Office and CAFA University) and five Dutch architecture firms (NL Architects, Arons en Gelauff, NEXT, KCAP and BARCODE) have created new concepts for high-quality affordable housing on a site in Huilongguan, Beijing.</p> <p> The exhibition &lsquo;Housing with a Mission&rsquo; - was the contribution of the NAi and VANKE, Beijing to the Shenzhen Biennial and was awarded the 'Special Award'. Ole Bouman, director of the NAi will receive the prize in a ceremony Sunday the 18th.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>To view the slideshow presentation of the project click here...</em></a><br><br><br><strong>Hallway House&#8232;&lsquo;<br> Housing with a Mission&rsquo; - Affordable Housing for the Ants Tribe &#8232;NAi and VANKE, Huilong...</strong></p> Gapyong Space Invader Lands in Korea’s Countryside Alexander Walter 2011-06-06T17:19:00-04:00 >2013-03-21T13:57:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gapyong Space Invader is a recent competition win for a housing project in Gapyong, northeast of Seoul, South Korea, by Dutch NL Architects in collaboration with Yo2, who had also developed the master plan, and MSA (Marina Stankovic and Tobias Jortzick), CAT (Kazuhiro Kojima), Unsangdong (Joon Gyo Jang), and FOA (Alejandro Zaera-Polo).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Knokke-Heist School Building by NL Architects Alexander Walter 2011-04-28T17:08:00-04:00 >2013-03-21T13:58:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amsterdam-based NL Architects have recently won the competition for a new school building in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. The proposal "De Vonk" (The Spark) acts as a transition between the city's outer rim and the adjacent farmland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>