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Rotterdam is Transforming a Canal into a Water-Purifying Wave Park!

Rotterdam is Transforming a Canal into a Water-Purifying Wave Park!

The new urban attraction will have a constantly flowing 14-second wave that is planned to reach five feet, allowing the city inhabitants to surf right in the middle of the city. Besides its recreational

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Gargantuan Solar-Powered Rotterdam Centraal Station Opens Anew

Gargantuan Solar-Powered Rotterdam Centraal Station Opens Anew

On one side of the station is an area with a more historical aesthetic, which is why the northern entrance was designed to be more modest, so as not to overpower its surroundings. To the south however,

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Tiny Transforming Apartment in OMA’s De Rotterdam Tower is a Five-Bedroom Home in Disguise

Tiny Transforming Apartment in OMA’s De Rotterdam Tower is a Five-Bedroom Home in Disguise

Besides luxury apartments and commercial spaces, OMA’s recently completed De Rotterdam tower boasts small space-saving apartments that look stylish and sleek without immediately revealing their amazing

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MVRDV Reveals Giant Mirrored “Salad Bowl” Art Depot for Rotterdam’s Museumpark

MVRDV Reveals Giant Mirrored “Salad Bowl” Art Depot for Rotterdam’s Museumpark

40% of the large museum space will be visible or accessible to the public. Visitors will pass through the building taking in the various art exhibitions and restoration workshops as they make their way up

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NEXT Architects’ Elastic Perspective is an Impossible Mobius Strip Staircase Near Rotterdam

NEXT Architects’ Elastic Perspective is an Impossible Mobius Strip Staircase Near Rotterdam

The Elastic Perspective is more art installation than useful staircase. Located on a grassy hill in Carnisselande, a Rotterdam suburb, the walkway is built from rusty steel in a lazy loop that drapes the

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INTERVIEW: MVRDV’s Anton Wubben on the Design of the Massive Tunnel-Shaped Rotterdam Market Hall

INTERVIEW: MVRDV’s Anton Wubben on the Design of the Massive Tunnel-Shaped Rotterdam Market Hall

INHABITAT: How did you get your start with MVRDV? Anton: After my architecture studies in Delft, I worked for one year as a freelance researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. During

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Wiel Arets Architects Completes Energy Efficient Garden-Topped B’ Tower in Rotterdam

Wiel Arets Architects Completes Energy Efficient Garden-Topped B’ Tower in Rotterdam

The B' Tower composed of three volumes of retail and residential spaces is an extension of Marcel Breuer’s 1955 ‘Bijkenkorf’ department store. The residential tower is located on top of the retail

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OMA’s New De Rotterdam ‘Vertical City’ Tower is the Largest Building in the Netherlands

OMA’s New De Rotterdam ‘Vertical City’ Tower is the Largest Building in the Netherlands

Reaching nearly 500 feet tall with a gross floor space area of over 1.7 million square feet, the giant glass towers consist of separate, shifted blocks that offer overlapping programmatic spaces. To avoid

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Former Director of NYC Dept. of City Planning Says Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Could Protect NYC from the Next Superstorm

Former Director of NYC Dept. of City Planning Says Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Could Protect NYC from the Next Superstorm

Before Hurricane Sandy, building giant sea walls to protect NYC from storm surges may have sounded extreme, but now respected urban planners are considering it as a viable solution. The New York Observer

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Easehouse Pop-Up Toilet is an Outhouse with a View in Rotterdam

Easehouse Pop-Up Toilet is an Outhouse with a View in Rotterdam

The Easehouse features two toilets of different sizes - one for children and one for adults. This height differentiation is achieved with a diagonal step in between the two. The folded down roof serves a

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Dreamhouse: 1950′s Rotterdam Building Revived With a Lush Living Roof

Dreamhouse: 1950′s Rotterdam Building Revived With a Lush Living Roof

Claus en Kaan Architecten's volumetric 1052 square meter Dreamhouse consists of three stories. The second floor projects over the first to create a dramatic covered storefront at street level. The

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Rotterdam Citizens Crowdfund Fantastic Wooden Luchtsingel Footbridge

Rotterdam Citizens Crowdfund Fantastic Wooden Luchtsingel Footbridge

The new crowdfunded bridge will connect the Hofplein area with the Northern district of Rotterdam. The original schedule was to fully complete the project in 30 years time, but the founders decided to

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Rotterdam’s Stepped Central Library Sprouts a Green Roof and a Beehive!

Rotterdam’s Stepped Central Library Sprouts a Green Roof and a Beehive!

The Rotterdam Central Library launched in 1983 as an “open, inviting, centrally located building that is accessible to everyone.”  Its main feature is its striking array of yellow-painted round

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Rotterdam’s Solar-Powered Floating Pavilion is an Experimental Climate-Proof Development

Rotterdam’s Solar-Powered Floating Pavilion is an Experimental Climate-Proof Development

Aiming to be the World Capital of CO2 by reducing fifty per cent its carbon emissions, Rotterdam has ambitious plans to adapt to rising sea levels. The idea is to build a community of floating homes,

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Dutch Energy Company Eneco’s New Rotterdam Headquarters is a Gleaming, Sustainable Office Building

Dutch Energy Company Eneco’s New Rotterdam Headquarters is a Gleaming, Sustainable Office Building

The first thing workers encounter when they arrive at the new 270,000-square-foot office building is the soaring atrium, which fills the core of the building with natural light. The bright white space

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Rotterdam’s Cube Houses Look Like They’re About to Topple Over!

Rotterdam’s Cube Houses Look Like They’re About to Topple Over!

They may look like they're about to topple over, but these cube-shaped houses actually form a small village within the city center of Rotterdam, NL. A modern concept designed by the late architect Piet

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Rotterdam’s Bubble Building is the World’s Most Temporary Structure

Rotterdam’s Bubble Building is the World’s Most Temporary Structure

At first glance, the Bubble Building is just a fun way to spend an afternoon, but for DUS Architects, it also addresses more serious design, environmental, fiscal and social issues. The visitor's

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This Jacket Made From Pen Caps by Maison Martin Margiela Is On Display In Rotterdam

This Jacket Made From Pen Caps by Maison Martin Margiela Is On Display In Rotterdam

It's no secret that here at Inhabitat, we're fans of repurposing old materials into new, useful pieces. Maison Martin Margiela took those hunks of excess plastic that sit at the end of our pens and

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Art Collector’s Flat Renovated with Reclaimed Wood from the Rotterdam Rijksmuseum

Art Collector’s Flat Renovated with Reclaimed Wood from the Rotterdam Rijksmuseum

Located on the waterfront in Belgium, the large loft is bookended with large windows overlooking the Rubensplein. Ooze wanted to evoke a gallery-like setting that would not compete with the art work, so

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Futuro Prefab: Spaceship-Shaped 1960s House of the Future Lands in Rotterdam

Futuro Prefab: Spaceship-Shaped 1960s House of the Future Lands in Rotterdam

The Futuro prefab stands 10 feet high, is 26 feet in diameter, and comes complete with an airplane hatch entrance. Suuronen chose a round design not only for its strength, but also for its ability to feel

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Bright Green Las Palmas Parasite Hangs on the Shoulder of Abandoned Rotterdam Warehouse

Bright Green Las Palmas Parasite Hangs on the Shoulder of Abandoned Rotterdam Warehouse

As the featured project of the exhibition, Las Palmas is a protype prefabricated home. Perched atop the warehouse’s elevator shaft, the fluorescent yellow residence hangs on the shoulder of the

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Villa Rotterdam: Ooze Architects Wraps a House With a Spectacular Geometric Skin

Villa Rotterdam: Ooze Architects Wraps a House With a Spectacular Geometric Skin

Ooze Architects was first hired to design a new kitchen, but the architects' scope of work quickly evolved into a complete renovation and extension - even though the house had been extended several times

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Sustainable Schiebroek-Zuid Project Greens Post War Social Housing in Rotterdam

Sustainable Schiebroek-Zuid Project Greens Post War Social Housing in Rotterdam

Except has developed a sustainability vision for the post-war social housing area Schiebroek-Zuid in Rotterdam. As a first of its kind, the Sustainable Schiebroek-Zuid project provides a template approach

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Puzzling Escher-Inspired Rotterdam House Renovation

Puzzling Escher-Inspired Rotterdam House Renovation

In Rotterdam, there is a program where you can buy abandoned buildings for cheap if you promise to renovate them into single family homes. So Rolf decided to buy one to convert into his home and studio.

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1930′s Church Transformed Into Amazing House in Rotterdam

1930′s Church Transformed Into Amazing House in Rotterdam

The original church was a voluminous building with a high roof lined with beautiful wood paneling and a choir platform on one side with two dormer windows. In total, the volume of the church was 3,000

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Rotterdam Football Club is a Beautiful Daylit Prism

Rotterdam Football Club is a Beautiful Daylit Prism

This football club pavilion in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is a striking building that serves as both a gathering place and a natural grandstand. Spotted on ArchDaily, the club features a canopy that

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Construction Begins on Amazing Tunnel-Shaped Rotterdam Market Hall

Construction Begins on Amazing Tunnel-Shaped Rotterdam Market Hall

Imagine having this sweet public market pop up in your town? Well the lucky residents of Rotterdam are actually getting one! This week, the mayor of the city announced the commencement of construction on

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Rotterdam Plans Most Sustainable Building in the Netherlands

Rotterdam Plans Most Sustainable Building in the Netherlands

The city of Rotterdam recently released a bevy of gorgeous green designs for a new mixed-use city hall building that will become “the most sustainable in The Netherlands”. The city challenged

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Monolab’s Soaring Solar Rotterdam Tower

Monolab’s Soaring Solar Rotterdam Tower

Monolab is aiming to take solar power to extreme heights by designing their sky-high Rotterdam Tower with a skin of photovoltaic panels. At 450 meters, the Rotterdam Tower design is intended to connect

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The World’s First Sustainable Dance Club opens in Rotterdam

The World’s First Sustainable Dance Club opens in Rotterdam

The world's very first Sustainable Dance Club recently let partygoers loose on its energy-generating dance floor to the sound of Iggy Pop & The Stooges! Originally rumored to be opened by Amy

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