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ING Group Headquarters – Netherlands

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Building: ING Group Headquarters
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Meyer en Van Schooten Architects ; Roberto Meyer, Jeroen van Schooten
Project Leader: Barry van Waveren
Landscape Architect: Michael R. van Gessel
Structural Engineer: Aronsohn raadgevende ingenieurs bv
Contractor: Bouwcombinatie Samenwerking
AE Interests: Resembles a shoe. Supported on angled stilts to ensure good views of the building from both the motorway and the offices.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 27, 2010 at 1:38 am

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Silodam – Netherlands

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Building: Silodam
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: MVRDV
Contractor: Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs en Zn
Structural Engineers: Cauberg-Huygen, Pieters Bouwtechniek
Client: Rabo Vastgoed, De Principaal B. V.
AE Interests: Stacked appearance used in reference to the shipping containers around the harbor. Diversified design to attract a broader range of potential tenants.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 27, 2010 at 12:42 am

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Whale Housing – Netherlands

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Building: Whale Housing
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: de Architekten Cie ; Frits van Dongen
Project Team: A. Mout, P. Puljiz, F. Veerman, R. Konijn, J. Molenaar, A. Moreno, W. Bartels
Landscape Designer: Adriaan Geuze, West 8 Landscape architects bv, Rotterdam
Contractor: Heijmans Bouw, Almere Stad
Structural Engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Haarlem
Client: Development Company New Deal bv, Amsterdam
AE Interests: Designed to look like a beached whale. Large building design is complimented with an interior garden giving off the feeling of intimacy. Aluminum roof is angled to make both sides elevated which is a strategy used in this design to maximize sunlight for the apartments within.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 27, 2010 at 12:12 am

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Ijburg Bridges – Netherlands

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Building: Ijburg Bridges
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2001
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Structural Engineer: Ingenieurs Bureau Amsterdam & WS Atkins
Main Contractor: Project Bureau Ijburg- Amsterdam

AE Interests: Required the development of seven artificial islands. Designed to symbolize the unity of old and new land. Multifunctional: accommodates vehicles, tramlines, cyclists, pedestrians, drainage and other services.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm

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Fluid Vehicle Bus Station – Netherlands

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Building: Fluid Vehicle Bus Station
Location: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2003
Architect: NIO Architects
AE Interests: Organic design as if formed by natural erosion. Structure acts as one interrupted form with all its accessories such as seats and trash cans molded into the building.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 26, 2010 at 11:24 pm

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Hydra Pier – Netherlands

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Building: Hydra Pier
Location: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Asymptote Architecture ; Lise Anne Couture, Hani Rashid
AE Interests: Use of laminated glass for its strength in order to avoid use of mullions or frames. The picture on the right shows the glass roof which continues the theme of the whole building in making the construction visible. Suspended water pond on roof.


Written by Brian Burcham

January 26, 2010 at 11:04 pm

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Self Referential House – Groningen, Netherlands

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Building: Self Referential House
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2001
Master Plan: Toyo Ito
Architect: Space Group
Secondary Architects: Space Group, Xaveer de Geyter, Foreign Office Architects and Tony Fretton
AE Interests: Roof terrace with pool. The front fa├žade is made out of glass with half transparent textile screens, which are designed to make the building look both open and closed at the simultaneously.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Posted in Built

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