Video Archive | Architecture in the Netherlands (18)

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Christophe Cornubert contextualizes Willem Neuteling by comparing the Netherlands with Los Angeles in terms of area, population...
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Willem Neutelings describes the urban atmosphere of Holland. He explains his involvement in the Technical University of Delft,...
Rients Dijkstra
Rients Dijkstra explains that he was working at OMA when he was asked to design a master plan for an expansion of Utrecht for...
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Micheal Speaks introduces Rients Dijkstra, principal of Maxwan, whose first project was to master plan an extension for the city...
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Wiel Arets discusses an investigation with SCI-Arc students into the use of the human body as a communication device. Arets...
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Neil Denari introduces Wiel Arets, noting his office in Maastricht, and his teaching at the Architectural Association, the Cooper...
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Wiel Arets discusses an investigation with SCI-Arc students into the use of the human body as a communication device. Arets...
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Wiel Arets presents a series of completed projects. The first is a courthouse in Groningen which responds to challenging site and...

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Willem Neutelings describes the urban atmosphere of Holland. He explains his involvement in the Technical University of Delft, and his interest in exploiting data as material for design. Neutelings outlines the types of projects his office engages in, including housing, factories, fire stations, and public buildings. He explains that all of these projects have low budgets and use passive systems for heating and cooling, emphasizing his interest in sustainability.


Rients Dijkstra

September 15, 1999 | Video Lecturer:
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Rients Dijkstra explains that he was working at OMA when he was asked to design a master plan for an expansion of Utrecht for 30,000 residents. He took the job and started the firm Maxwan. In Holland urban planning is conventionally understood to be focused on housing, but Dijkstra saw the urban planner’s role as harmonizing the ideas of the various participants in the design process. While working on the plan, Dijkstra discovered many of his proposals conflicted with conventional planning methodologies. The train station in Utrecht, Holland’s largest, already included a shopping mall, and Dijkstra was hired to add housing and office space. Dijkstra argued that a tower could only be justified by nice views, which wouldn’t exist from that site. Therefore he designed a low, multistory rectangular massing the length of the train station. Dijkstra was asked to design a number of bridges across a canal which crosses his new development near Utrecht. He wanted to ensure that pedestrian circulation was not an afterthought, so the bridges have circuitous pedestrian paths beside the traffic lanes.

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Dijkstra was asked to design a number of bridges across a canal which crosses his new development near Utrecht. He wanted to...

Wiel Arets

April 8, 1998 | Video Lecturer:
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Wiel Arets discusses an investigation with SCI-Arc students into the use of the human body as a communication device. Arets contrasts the constraints on construction in Holland compared to Los Angeles. He presents a series of completed projects. The first is a courthouse in Groningen which responds to challenging site and programmatic requirements. A theatre in Delft deploys multiple building skins to delineate inside and outside. Arets demonstrates the creation of a new urban space in an existing public square for an academy building in Maastricht. He describes site issues for a police station project located near the German border. He concludes with a series of unbuilt projects including fire department towers for Rotterdam, a series of residential projects, and a scheme for New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

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April 8, 1998 | Video Lecturer:

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Wiel Arets presents a series of completed projects. The first is a courthouse in Groningen which responds to challenging site and programmatic requirements. A theatre in Delft deploys multiple building skins to delineate inside and outside. Arets demonstrates the creation of a new urban space in an existing public square for an academy building in Maastricht. He describes site issues for a police station project located near the German border. He concludes with a series of unbuilt projects including fire department towers for Rotterdam, a series of residential projects, and a scheme for New York’s Museum of Modern Art.