Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza had intended Torres Blancas as a logo for construction company Huarte. Juan Huarte, who built some of Spain’s most prominent buildings in the 1960s and 1970s, was the initiator behind the ‘white towers’, the plural indicating that the original plan provided for two towers. Only one was built; the other […]
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About Paul Kuitenbrouwer
Paul Kuitenbrouwer (b. 1964) graduated in 1988 as an architect at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology. Since then he worked for, among others, Wiel Arets and Jo Coenen, for whom he was deputy supervisor of the Sphinx-Céramique site in Maastricht. He followed Coenen in 2001 to the Studio of the Government Architect in The Hague. Since 2006, he has been an assistant professor at Delft University of Technology in the Chair of Architecture and Dwelling, where he has conducted research on the topics of high density low-rise housing (Intense Laagbouw) and student housing (bouwjong!), teaches both Bachelor’s and Masters’ design courses with the emphasis on density and the urban context, and is an editor of DASH. In addition he has taught at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.
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Lake Point Tower is situated on North Lake Shore Drive in downtown Chicago, just north of the Chicago River. The foot of its Y-shape points northwards and overlooks the city (west) and Lake Michigan (east). With its undulating glass structure, the 197-m, asymmetrical tower block is based on two Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designs: […]
The most striking housing development in The Hague during the interwar period was that of the ‘residential hotels’: large apartment buildings, designed especially for people returning from the Dutch East Indies, who were used to the luxury of staff but were now unable to afford it. Residential hotels like Huize Boschzicht, Parkflat Marlot, de Nirwanaflat, […]
At the start of the twentieth century, Dutch building regulations placed severe restrictions on high-rises. The maximum number of storeys in Amsterdam was four. Not surprisingly then, plans for high-rise buildings never left the drawing-board. The general public was not in favour of high-rises and cherished the ideal of the detached house with a private […]