Triple Dutch

The lack of posts between my roundup of Holiday Gift Books on Thanksgiving and now was due to a trip to Amsterdam to cover the World Architecture Festival for World-Architects. Thankfully I was able to do some sightseeing on what was my first trip to the Netherlands, zipping around Amsterdam and taking day trips to Delft and Rotterdam. Below are photos of some highlights in these three Dutch cities, presented in the order I visited them.


The bathtub-like addition to the Stedelijk Museum (2012) by Benthem Crouwel Architects:

Superlofts Houthaven (2016) by Marc Koehler Architects, which won at WAF in 2017 and was open for tours this year:

Het Schip, the Amsterdam School masterpiece from 1920 by Michel de Klerk:

ARCAM (Architecture Centre Amsterdam), housed in a shapely building designed by RenĂ© van Zuuk (2003):


Delft City Hall and Train Station (2017) by Mecanoo:

BK City (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) at TU Delft with glasshouses designed by Octatube, Fokkema & Partners, and MVRDV:

Library at TU Delft (1998) by Mecanoo, my favorite building of the whole trip:

Student Housing DUWO (2009) by Mecanoo:

Delft likes stilts, if these two buildings I have no details on are any indication:

The hodgepodge of townhouse architecture in Nieuw Delft, a residential area being developed south of the new train station and city hall...:

...including House CB005 (2018) by GAAGA:


Rotterdam Central Station (2014) by Team CS, the collaboration of Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten and West 8:

Shouwburgplein ("Theater Square," 1996) by West8:

Netherlands Architecture Institute (1993) by Jo Coenen, renovated by the architect in 2011 for Het Nieuwe Instituut (sculpture in top photo is The Hermitage, 1999, by Lebbeus Woods):

Next to Het Nieuwe Instituut is the construction site for the spaceship-like public art depot for the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen designed by MVRDV and set to be completed next year:

Kunsthal, designed by OMA in 1991 and then renovated by OMA in 2013:

Markthal (2015) by MVRDV:

Timmerhuis (2015) by OMA:



  2. Interesting collection but man, there's some graceless sh*t there - and none worse than the Bathtub which opens your catalogue.


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