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Droog Hotel: Droog’s Plug-N-Play Amsterdam Oasis Rejuvenates Your Body And Mind

Droog Hotel: Droog’s Plug-N-Play Amsterdam Oasis Rejuvenates Your Body And Mind

Hotels are supposed to be an oasis for the wayfarer - a place of rest and relaxation for those on a long journey away from home. Gone are the days when just a warm bed and a plate of dinner made you feel

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Mecanoo Architecten Completes Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

Mecanoo Architecten Completes Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

Amsterdam University College sits at the entrance to Science Park close to Amsterdam’s historic seventeenth-century city centre. Francine Houben explains: “Amsterdam University College was designed as

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Het Scheepvaartmuseum: Amsterdam’s Modern Maritime Museum is a Restoration Revival

Het Scheepvaartmuseum: Amsterdam’s Modern Maritime Museum is a Restoration Revival

Het Scheepvaartmuseum (which is only a 15 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station) was modernized by Dok Architecten, who enhanced the clean geometry of the courtyard building's plan and in the

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MVRDV Unveils Plans to Transform Almere, the Netherlands Into the Greenest City Ever Built

MVRDV Unveils Plans to Transform Almere, the Netherlands Into the Greenest City Ever Built

Floriade is a national horticulture expo held every decade in The Netherlands - and Almere wants to be the next host in 2022. To woo the judges they've hired MVRDV to create the master plan for their expo

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Designers Make Turing Machine Computer Out of LEGOS

Designers Make Turing Machine Computer Out of LEGOS

LEGO Turing Machine from ecalpemos on Vimeo. We've seen a lot of incredible things made out of LEGOs but this new computer made out of the colorful building blocks might just be the most intricate!

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Noorderparkbar is a Coffee Shack Made From Second Hand Materials in Amsterdam

Noorderparkbar is a Coffee Shack Made From Second Hand Materials in Amsterdam

Bureau SLA & Overtreders W came up with a great idea for a coffee shop in Florapark next to the Noorderparkkamer, but for it to be affordable they were going to have to be creative with how and where

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HEINEKEN WOBO: A Beer Bottle That Doubles as a Brick

HEINEKEN WOBO: A Beer Bottle That Doubles as a Brick

Mr. Heineken’s idea came after a visit to the Caribbean where he saw two problems: beaches littered with bottles and a lack of affordable building materials. The WOBO became his vision to solve both the

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Unique Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Design Crosses Both Above and Below the Water

Unique Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Design Crosses Both Above and Below the Water

The Spanish architecture team who won the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge design competition consisted of Nicolas Montesano, Victor Vila, and Boris Hoppek. As opposed to a traditional perpendicular

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Starbucks Transforms Historic Amsterdam Bank Vault Into Custom Hyper Local Coffee Shop

Starbucks Transforms Historic Amsterdam Bank Vault Into Custom Hyper Local Coffee Shop

This Friday, March 9th, Starbucks will open its first European concept store located in a renovated historic bank in Amsterdam. The new new shop is located in the vault of the historic Amsterdamsche Bank,

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Siloo O: NL Architects Gets a Second Chance To Turn an Abandoned Silo Into a Climbing Gym

Siloo O: NL Architects Gets a Second Chance To Turn an Abandoned Silo Into a Climbing Gym

The City of Amsterdam launched the original competition to turn abandoned sewage treatment silos on Zeeburgereiland into an exciting public space in 2009. They selected the design for the Annie M.G.

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Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Makes Snakeskin-Like Couture from Recycled Wood Chips

Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Makes Snakeskin-Like Couture from Recycled Wood Chips

You may not want to throw out the scraps from your latest home improvement project too quickly – you may find inspiration in the “trash”.  Stefanie Nieuwenhuys, inspired by seeing

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Mecanoo Architecten Tops Out Its Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

Mecanoo Architecten Tops Out Its Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

The Amsterdam University College began in 2009 as a selective and residential honors college dedicated to international liberal arts and sciences programs that cross the boundaries between languages,

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Dramatic Mint Hotel Amsterdam Captures the Spirit of the City in an Energy Efficient Way

Dramatic Mint Hotel Amsterdam Captures the Spirit of the City in an Energy Efficient Way

The hotel is part of a regeneration project for Amsterdam's Eastern Dock Island and its dramatic angles and radial incisions were designed to fit in with Erik van Egeraat Associates’ masterplan for the

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Minimalist Home 06 is a Clean Green-Walled Haven in Amsterdam

Minimalist Home 06 is a Clean Green-Walled Haven in Amsterdam

The kitchen and wardrobe space are situated close to the entrance while the bedroom and bathroom are tucked towards the back of the house, giving the owners more privacy. Apart from smatterings of wood

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The Little Dutch “Herenhuis” Features Fabric Shingles That Flap in the Wind

The Little Dutch “Herenhuis” Features Fabric Shingles That Flap in the Wind

What would otherwise be wasted material, the PTFE (Teflon) coated fiberglass fabric is both durable and non-combustible. The team worked together with approximately 1200 square meters of this flexible

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Kraanspoor Office Building Hovers Above Repurposed Craneway in Amsterdam Harbor

Kraanspoor Office Building Hovers Above Repurposed Craneway in Amsterdam Harbor

The solid gantry stretches 885 feet across the shipyard. OTH utilized the elevated base as a foundation for Kraanspoor, having the building span its entire length. The office building “hovers”

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MVRDV Reveals Its Colorful New Alphabet Facaded Energy Efficient Building for Amsterdam

MVRDV Reveals Its Colorful New Alphabet Facaded Energy Efficient Building for Amsterdam

The 3,200 sq meter cubic building sits on a transparent plinth with four stories of office space placed on top. Round windows on the east facade form the building's street address, while the windows on

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The Netherlands to Pave Roads with Solaroad Solar Panels

The Netherlands to Pave Roads with Solaroad Solar Panels

In addition to being one of the most bike-friendly places in Europe, the Netherlands is about to make their bike lanes even more green -- by paving them with solar panels. The initiative is part of a

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Zuiderzeeweg: Modular Student Housing Block Can be Moved to a New Location

Zuiderzeeweg: Modular Student Housing Block Can be Moved to a New Location

The student housing project is made up of high-quality, modular housing blocks that are stacked on top of each other to form six block buildings. The five-story buildings are arranged along with grass

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Beautiful Modern Water Villa Sets Sail in Amsterdam

Beautiful Modern Water Villa Sets Sail in Amsterdam

The 200 square meter split-level houseboat on De Omval keeps a low profile to respect local building ordinances. Part of the home is submerged underwater, but +31 Architects made sure to provide

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200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

Good news for European jet-setters: traveling from the U.K. to Germany and Holland is about to get a whole lot easier. German rail company Deutsche Bahn is in the testing stages for a cross-channel bullet

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Alligator-Inspired Mixed-Use Development for Amsterdam

Alligator-Inspired Mixed-Use Development for Amsterdam

The Albino Alligator is mixed-use project composed of five buildings that is designed to regenerate the Buiksloterham region in Amsterdam North. Each building is used for a different purpose and forms a

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Gorgeous Energy Neutral Townhouse in Amsterdam

Gorgeous Energy Neutral Townhouse in Amsterdam

The four-story town home achieved Passivehaus energy efficiency standards with an insulation value of rc=10, liquid tight joints, and HR-ventilation. Air is pre-heated or pre-cooled with a ground source

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Light-Filled UNStudio Office Tower In Amsterdam Complete

Light-Filled UNStudio Office Tower In Amsterdam Complete

The Netherlands-based UNStudio recently completed the UNStudio Office Tower, a new construction located on the South Axis in Amsterdam. The 21-story tower was designed to bring amble daylight into the

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Trafigura Fined €1M For Illegally Dumping Toxic Waste in Africa

Trafigura Fined €1M For Illegally Dumping Toxic Waste in Africa

photo credit: ©Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images Some justice has finally come of the 2006 export disaster involving Swiss-based oil trader Trafigura, who will now be fined €1M for illegally exporting

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H2Otel: Water-Powered Hotel Planned for Amsterdam

H2Otel: Water-Powered Hotel Planned for Amsterdam

By nature, Hotels tend to be energy inefficient as they often maximize views at the expense of solar exposure. They also tend to have high cooling loads -- rooms need to be ready to go at any moment for

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Stunning Green Roofed Apartment Building Rises in Amsterdam

Stunning Green Roofed Apartment Building Rises in Amsterdam

The guiding design principle for this Amsterdam building was for each apartment to have access to light and the exterior of the building. Utilities, storage spaces, and other structural elements of the

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Mysterious Floating Campground Pops Up in Holland

Mysterious Floating Campground Pops Up in Holland

You may have heard of camping next to the water, but a band of guerrilla social engineers in Amsterdam have taken it to the next level - camping on the water. Literally. Our first thought? How the heck

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