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The Hague’s Stadskantoor Leyweg by Uytenhaak Architectenbureau Rise from the Dutch Urbanscape

The Hague’s Stadskantoor Leyweg by Uytenhaak Architectenbureau Rise from the Dutch Urbanscape

Built by Uytenhaak Architectenbureau—directed by Rudy Uytenhaak, a TU of Eindhoven's graduate and professor at TU Delft—the Hague's City Offices are one of the most striking city landmarks. The

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Design Academy of Eindhoven Students Show Off Their Newly Minted Chops at Their Masters Graduation Show

Design Academy of Eindhoven Students Show Off Their Newly Minted Chops at Their Masters Graduation Show

Working with scientists and civil services, Giacomo Piovan created a system that turns contaminated soil into compressed blocks. The system employs the use of healing plants that are able to absorb and

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Piet Hein Eek’s Restaurant in Eindhoven is Filled with Beautiful Upcycled Designs

Piet Hein Eek’s Restaurant in Eindhoven is Filled with Beautiful Upcycled Designs

The Restaurant of Piet Hein Eek is filled with the designer's own pieces, including his signature recycled wood furniture finished with a high gloss varnish. All pieces are unique and made from waste

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Buijtenkeuken is a Mobile Kitchen for the Dutch Countryside

Buijtenkeuken is a Mobile Kitchen for the Dutch Countryside

Part of a multi-year project that has five components (including an outdoor brewery, nursery and mini-hotel), Buijtenkeuken is designed to re-examine the relationship between human activities and the

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The NOACH Cradle by VanJoost Hangs from Ceilings or Trees

The NOACH Cradle by VanJoost Hangs from Ceilings or Trees

There's very little information about the Noach Cradle, but that hasn't stopped them from becoming the talk of the design town. Numerous European publications have gushed about them and van Veldhuizen was

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Het Anker is a Green-Roofed Community Center Planned for The Netherlands

Het Anker is a Green-Roofed Community Center Planned for The Netherlands

The municipality of Zwolle in the Netherlands invited four design firms to submit proposals for a new community center for this up-and-coming city, and they awarded first prize to MoederscheimMoonen

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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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Bloot Architecture’s Kaskiosk is a Pop-Up Pizza Buffet With a Built-in Greenhouse!

Bloot Architecture’s Kaskiosk is a Pop-Up Pizza Buffet With a Built-in Greenhouse!

Bloot Architecture recently collaborated with mypizzaoven.nl to develop a kiosk-like temporary pizza buffet that comes complete with a built-in greenhouse. The design is fully sustainable; you can cook

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Trash Skips Filled With Found Materials Become Fun Meeting Spots in The Netherlands

Trash Skips Filled With Found Materials Become Fun Meeting Spots in The Netherlands

The skips are deposited in central locations and then filled up with wood, wire, and other recycled materials either found in the local environment or donated by community members. Then, within a week,

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Mind Igloo is a Temporary Shelter Made of Recycled Hot Air Balloons

Mind Igloo is a Temporary Shelter Made of Recycled Hot Air Balloons

The same people who brought us The Bubble Building - the world's most temporary structure - want to explore the possibility that one day buildings will pop up only when we need them. Although the hot air

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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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Nicky Assmann’s ‘Solace’ Art Installation Explores the Iridescent Qualities of Soap (Video)

Nicky Assmann’s ‘Solace’ Art Installation Explores the Iridescent Qualities of Soap (Video)

A recent Master in Art Science graduate from the Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire & the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the Dutch artist takes a philosophical view of her work. She describes

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Solar-Powered Restaurant Aan Zee Rests Lightly in the Dunes in the Netherlands

Solar-Powered Restaurant Aan Zee Rests Lightly in the Dunes in the Netherlands

Completed in 2011, Restaurant Aan Zee provides an outpost for beach-goers, kite-surfers and mountain bikers to the Oostvoorne area. The building also displays information about the Dutch countryside and

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Giant Red Dog Made from Scrap is a Dutch Village Watchdog

Giant Red Dog Made from Scrap is a Dutch Village Watchdog

Measuring 40 x 26 x 82 feet high, Max doesn't go unnoticed within the Dutch countryside. He is now a landmark making a bright, strong statement and looking after the farmers' village of Leens, in the

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BYTR Architects Burnt the Wood of This Beautiful Extension to Keep Bugs and Fungi at Bay

BYTR Architects Burnt the Wood of This Beautiful Extension to Keep Bugs and Fungi at Bay

The new extension maintains a volume that is the same height as the original property, making a stark yet playful contrast. Long rectangular windows and a double glass door gives the decades old home a

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Daylit Maritime & Beachcombers Museum Opens in The Netherlands

Daylit Maritime & Beachcombers Museum Opens in The Netherlands

The island of Texel was once a popular holdover spot for the Dutch East India Company on their way out of Amsterdam before setting sail. Ships would anchor near here to wait for good weather and work on

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Dramatic Solar-Powered Boathouse Charges Electric Boats in The Netherlands

Dramatic Solar-Powered Boathouse Charges Electric Boats in The Netherlands

The Electric Boathouse is a warehouse with an extensive range of machinery to build electric boats, as well as an indoor exhibition space where boats can float in the water. Its dramatic form is composed

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Wikado Playground is Built From Recycled Wind Turbine Blades in The Netherlands

Wikado Playground is Built From Recycled Wind Turbine Blades in The Netherlands

Located in Rotterdam, Wikado is a renovated playground space designed by 2012Architecten for Kinderparadijs Meidoorn. The 1200 sq meter play space was in bad shape and in need of renovation so

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Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

A new brand of DIY self-sufficiency is spreading across The Netherlands. Skilled craftswomen, mechanics, seamstresses, and handypersons are banding together to resist disposable consumer culture. It is

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Leafy Vertical Garden Mural Beautifies a Boarded Netherlands Office

Leafy Vertical Garden Mural Beautifies a Boarded Netherlands Office

2012 Architecten's vertical garden, also known as "I'd rather make a forest than a street," is an innovative way to distract local residents from the necessary two year construction period - a sort of

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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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WHIM Architecture’s Villa Al is a Green Living Complex In Tune With Nature

WHIM Architecture’s Villa Al is a Green Living Complex In Tune With Nature

Villa Al is WHIM Architecture's design for a green villa in Almere, the Netherlands. The concept was created for an open design a competition, and is a reaction to the growing desire to build as

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Industrial Chic Dining Pods Pop up at Fabbrica Restaurant in The Netherlands

Industrial Chic Dining Pods Pop up at Fabbrica Restaurant in The Netherlands

Fabbrica Rotterdam has a similar layout but the difference between that restaurant and the new one in Bergen lies in the materials. Whereas Rotterdam is shiny and glittery with massive chandeliers hanging

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Ultra Minimalist Dogma House Has a Sloping Roof Ramp That Leads to a Lake

Ultra Minimalist Dogma House Has a Sloping Roof Ramp That Leads to a Lake

The ultra minimalist Dogma House features an amazing sloping roof ramp, and it was designed by Alex van de Beld and Haiko Meijer in accordance with the Dogma Rules conceived by a group of Danish movie

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Green-Roofed De Snelbinder Bike Facility Holds 400 Bicycles in The Netherlands

Green-Roofed De Snelbinder Bike Facility Holds 400 Bicycles in The Netherlands

Located behind a shopping arcade the bike parking is neatly tucked in and situated next to a public plaza. Neither standing out nor hiding in the shadows, De Snelbinder makes a strong statement - that it

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Tower Hatert’s Rippling Structure Brings Social Housing and a Health Care Together in The Netherlands

Tower Hatert’s Rippling Structure Brings Social Housing and a Health Care Together in The Netherlands

Completed in October, the new residential tower maintains 72 apartments on top of a community health center. Each floor features a free-form balcony that wraps around the structure, and the overall effect

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Quaint Poplar Garden House is a Low Impact Sculpture & Shed in The Netherlands

Quaint Poplar Garden House is a Low Impact Sculpture & Shed in The Netherlands

The allotment gardens are located close to the city center and serve as a green oasis between the railway track and the Helperzoom. Residents of the area can rent spaces for a reasonable amount in order

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The Rubber House is a Prefab Home Made from Secondhand Materials in The Netherlands

The Rubber House is a Prefab Home Made from Secondhand Materials in The Netherlands

Located just outside of Amsterdam, De Eenvoud is a follow-up settlement to the experimental housing settlements “De Fantasie” and “De Realiteit” developed in the 1980s. This time around though,

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Reclaimed Wood Church Built According to Traditional Mennonite Principles in the Netherlands

Reclaimed Wood Church Built According to Traditional Mennonite Principles in the Netherlands

Back in the day, Mennonite churches were simple sheds designed to not look like a church so as to avoid suspicion. As such, the interiors were usually sober and pure without distractions or adornments.

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The Hoefman’s Little Dutch House Stays Warm with Passive Design

The Hoefman’s Little Dutch House Stays Warm with Passive Design

In order to minimize the perceived distance between the inside and outside, Lautenbag constructed the home's southern facade entirely out of glass. This has the added benefit of naturally lighting and

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