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Relaxed Private Commissioning

Until a few years ago, it was common practice in the Netherlands for developers to deliver generic products and give most of their attention to production. Of course, there was also…

Harmoniehof

The aim of the Dutch Housing Act of 1902 was to relieve the worst failings in the public housing situation, particularly among the poorest section of the population. This did not…

Vrijburcht

In 2000 the City of Amsterdam held a competition for a collective residential building on the south-western point of Steigereiland. Steigereiland is part of the expansion district…

Elandshof

In early 2012, two buildings that at first sight look like individual houses were realized on Elandsstraat in Amster-dam. Behind the façades, there is a collective project in which…

Linnaeushof

In 1921 the rapidly growing city of Amsterdam took over Watergraafsmeer polder, hitherto an independent entity. The polder was already the object of a large-scale, planned expansion…

Noorderhof

At the northern point of Sloterplas, a lake in Amsterdam, lies Noorderhof, a project built to a design by Krier Kohl Architekten. Noorderhof is situated in a zone originally intended…

Funenpark

From the 1990s the Oostelijk Havengebied (Eastern Dock Area) in Amsterdam was developed into a residential and work zone, using various large projects that display diverse urban…

Botania

A New Standard In 1996 Frits van Dongen was asked to design an apartment building in a spectacular location in the Plantagebuurt area of Amsterdam. But development of the almost…

Hofblok Hoogwerf

Beyond the Standard Hofblok ‘Hoogwerf’ is one of the two housing blocks by Diener & Diener that marked the conclusion of the redevelopment of the Java and KNSM islands…

Amsterdam versus Berlin

A comparison between the supply and quality of luxury city apartments in the cities of Amsterdam and Berlin leads to remarkable conclusions regarding the effects of local historical differences and the differences between a tight and ample market.

Detroit

What makes Detroit special is the discretion with which an impressive and ambitious programme has been inserted into the urban fabric of the Amsterdam Eastern Docklands. The ‘luxury…