Archis 1997 #5

De sprekende vormen van Atelier PRO. Hogescholen in Den Haag en Leeuwarden / The distinctive forms of Atelier PRO. Colleges of Higher Education in The

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The ‘PRO’ in the firm’s name stands for ‘Plan en Ruimtelijke Ontwikkeling’ – Plan and Spatial Development. The firm has shown that it can handle any design commission, including the development of large residential areas in complicated existing settings such as Entrepot-west in Amsterdam’s former docklands (1993) or complete centres of new developments, such as […]

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Archis 1997 #5

Bouwen in de binnenstad. Theaterschool en kantoorgebouw in Amsterdam / Building in the inner city. Theatre School and office premises in Amsterdam

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TKA’s new-build sits on the edge of the historical city centre, in a context marked by differentiation in scale and infrastructural operations. Until World War II Amsterdam’s Jewish community was located here in the Waterlooplein quarter, one of the most densely populated areas in the city. After 1945, all that remained was a depopulated, impoverished […]

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Archis 1997 #5

Transformaties van een serre. Omroepgebouw van Jan Hoogstad in Hilversum / Transformations of a buffer space. Jan Hoogstad builds for broadcasters in

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Architect Jan Hoogstad landed the commission after winning a limited entry competition. The contents of his samples case and his initial design sketch evidently proved the most convincing. For some time now he has been successfully touring the Netherlands presenting the ‘glazed buffer space’ model that he developed for the offices of the Ministry of […]

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Archis 1997 #5

Media en architectuur / Media and architecture

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Then try to get them to understand the implications of verzuiling, the ‘system of religious coexistence … designed to give each religious group [in the Netherlands] its proportional representation in politics and culture’, to quote Joseph Buch. And if your victim seems to have grasped all that, fill them in on the effects of the […]

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