Amsterdam: Kraanspoor 12-58

Since I’ve started this review of Dutch architecture, I’ve generally noticed a pattern of reusing or building around existing architecture. I don’t believe its part of some eco trend, but rather the Dutch’s inherent cultural approach, perhaps of preservation. The link at Architectural Record (below) tells the story of the building (also check out the … Continue reading

Amsterdam: Kantoorgebouw

Driving around in February 2010, while on our day long marathon looking for temporary housing in Amsterdam for our upcoming move, I remember very distinctly a flash of green of a building. Not visible from Sarphatistraat itself, I wasn’t quite sure how to find it again until I received the book “Architectural Guide to the … Continue reading

Amsterdam: Wozoco (Oklahoma)

Another discovery while on a bike ride with Henning. MVRDV has an interesting style, as if their buildings were created as a collage. True to their Dutch background, this building has so many cantilevers, its almost a bit unnerving at times. Website: MVRDV project page Address: Ookmeerweg (@Reimerswaalstraat), Osdorp- Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Canal House (2)

Henning took me on a bike ride to show me this set of canal houses. I’ll find it on a map to provide the location. We thought that it is truly the Dutch dream to own a house on the canal with a terrace on the water. And these canal houses did exactly that. Website: … Continue reading

Amsterdam: Canal House 4

One of my favorite canal houses here in Amsterdam. A private residence that I would love to get a tour of! Website: N/A Address: on Omval (along the water), Amsterdam