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Popcentrum 013 – Tilburg, The Netherlands

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Building: Popcentrum 013
Location: Veemarktstraat 44, 5038 CV Tilburg, Netherlands
Completed: 1998
Architect: Benthem Crouwel Architects
Engineer: TU Delft
Artist: Gerald van der Kaap
Client: City of Tilburg

AE Interests: Venue for pop and rock music, meshes with parking structure as a single mass, facades and roof are clad in black EPDM rubber filled with glass wool, real CDs attached to the surface of the facades

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm

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Hedge House Art Gallery – Wijlre, The Netherlands

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Building:  Hedge House Art Gallery
Location: Kasteel Wijlreweg 1, 6321PP Wijlre, Netherlands
Completed: 2001
Architect:  Wiel Arets Architects and Associates
Client: Jo en Marlies Eijck-Voncken

AE Interests: Built in the 17th century pleasure gardens of Wijlre Castle, sought to harmonize nature with art, includes exhibition space for art, greenhouse, and hen house

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 3:46 pm

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Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum – Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Building:  Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum
Location: Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven, Netherlands
Completed: 2002
Architect:  Abel Cahen
Structural Engineer: Abel Cahen
Client:  Municipality of Eindhoven

AE Interests: Renovation and extension of original museum built in 1936, new building 4 times the size of original, organic integration with old building stonework and tiling facade with alternating shades of gray

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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Water Tower House – Brasschaat, Belgium

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Building:  Water Tower House
Location: Brasschaat, Belgium (outside of Antwerpen)
Completed: 1996
Architect:  Jo Crepian
Project Architect: Dirk Engelen
Client:  Jan Moereels

AE Interests: Concrete water tower renovated into residential home, industrial u-glass facades, steel stairways connecting levels, reinforced concrete, galvanized steel, and glass design

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm

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Chasse Park Apartments – Breda, The Netherlands

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Building:  Chasse Park Apartments
Location:  Nonnenveld 29, 4811 HN Breda, Netherlands
Completed: 2001
Architect:  Xaveer De Geyter Architects
Landscape Architect: West 8 Landscape Architects
Realization: ABT Bouwkunde
Engineer: Snellen, Meulemans en Van Schaaik
Client:  Chasse CV (Joint ventrue: Proper Stok Woningen, Wiliam Bouw)

AE Interests: Former military site, 5 towers of 137 apartments,  ‘campus’ dynamic, autonomous groups of buildings frame a public park, building facades interact in different ways with interior gardens

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm

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Exhibition Building in the Former Concentration Camp – Vught, The Netherlands

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Building:  Museum National Monument, Camp Vught
Location:  Lunettenlaan 600, 5263 NT Vught, the Netherlands
Completed: 2001
Architect:  Claus en Kaan Architects
Client: Stichting Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught

AE Interests: Memorial and exhibition building marks the entrance of the former concentration camp, building forms a screen for the site, simple blank facades, horizontal bands of roman terracotta tiles alternate with rows of heavy bricks

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm

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Popstage Mezz – Breda, The Netherlands

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Building:  Popstage Mezz
Location:  Keizerstraat 101 (Chassée-terrein), 4811HL Breda, The Netherlands
Completed: 2002
Architect:  Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects (EEA)
Contractor: SV Metaaldak Specialist BV, Beek en Donk
Client:  Municipality of Breda, Dienst RME, Breda

AE Interests: Theater addition onto existing building, emerges from the earth with an animal-like shape, double dome structure with empty space between, hybrid cement and steel framework, pre-oxidized copper exterior, no exterior openings, gill-like slits for the structure to breathe

Written by Benjamin Meinke

January 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

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