Working for various renowned young architects, such as: Jeroen van Mechelen (StudioJVM), Anne Holtrop, Junya Ishigami and HofmanDujardin Architects, has given me a lot of experience and readiness to start my own studio. While simultaneously working as a freelance architect and setting up my own office,
I received a grant for talent development from the Dutch Creative Industries Fund, partially based on my Master thesis: The Peninsula re-discovered. Below you can see some of the projects I'm working on right now, some that I'm collaborating on with friends and some that I have done in the past.
For my graduation project, I went back to the place were I have grown up, the village of Rozenburg. The design includes the whole peninsula of Rozenburg with 7 interventions in the landscape made with a new building technic using sustainable landfill. Each intervention showcases a specific quality of the site in its own way. The interventions make the location better accessible, visible and experienceable. (photo: Jordi Huisman)
This model shows a design for a new roof floor on top of a horizontally articulated villa from the 1960's in the woods. The starting point for this design is the quality of the green on the height of the roof. By adding a new, folded, origami-like roof, the house is being opened up, restored and significantly enlarged (in close collaboration with Fabian van den Bosch and the client).
As a follow up of my graduation project, I research the possibilities of a building method with landfill. Spaces are formed by concrete walls that are pored into the landfill layer by layer. The current way of making a landfill is like a ‘black box method’, it needs eternal surveillance. In collaboration with ECN and the waste company we are preparing a full-size test exploring new possibilities for applications of sustainable landfill.
The small attic of this early 20th century townhouse in the old town of Dordrecht was renovated and turned into a high quality bedroom floor. The refurbishment fits the origin of the house and brings back the characteristics of the old attic.
The interior design for this church (a building from 1928) with a lively functional community encompasses quite a metamorphose. The entrance will be renewed and some church benches will be removed and re-used for new furniture. The new interior will be fresh, colourful and fit for the new generation church worshippers.
Roofs have great potential to bring nature into the city. In collaboration with the ‘Dakdokters’ and ‘De dakboerin’ several dreams about the possibilities for roofs in Amsterdam were elaborated into little designs to be able to communicate the dreams we share together for a greener Amsterdam.
The relation between material, construction and architectural expression was the main objective of this international workshop from the Erasmus Intensive Program. This is one of the results of a week material research and learning: a 500 kg free hanging structure in a brick tower of the monastery of La Paix Dieu in Belgium. (photo: Filip Dujardin)
The Richard Krajicek Foundation asked architects to design a sustainable playground. The pavilion has a multi-purpose hard court in the middle and a lot of facilities for playing outside around it. Underneath the ring, the pavilion houses also an outdoor kitchen and a centre for the neighbourhood. The pavilion with its ring shape could become an icon for the whole neighbourhood.
The Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut are planning to relocate their spaces including a new building in Amsterdam-Zuid. For the Sandberg Instituut, an educational institute with several renowned Master programmes, a new interior layout was made together with Anne Dessing. The design introduces 'clean' common spaces that are differentially materialised from the workspaces.
The client was amazed by the possibilities and creativity of this new office plan, made in collaboration with Farah Agarwal. The existing floor will be transformed from a dull office into a comfortable new working environment with a nice atmosphere by adding colour and transparancy.
Examples of building with straw bales exist already for a long time. Can we find new opportunities if we could use the straw in a constructive way? In this project I am researching the possibilities of the material in different applications by using the vast volume of the material. Hopefully we can build a big, fully functional experiment with straw bales sometime this summer.
Creating a cocoon-like meditation room for elderly in a nursing home was made possible thanks to charity of the local community. By using soft materials and calming colours the room will consequently become a new soothing space for the entire nursing complex. (in collaboration with Farah Agarwal)
After starting my studies at the Technical University in Delft, I received a master's degree in Architecture at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. Next to my conventional assignments, I am developing four conceptual projects. These projects include building with straw bales, realizing a green and public roof scape and creating a poetic work in which a cloud of glass gives you the feeling of floating above the clouds. Material and craft is very interesting to me when it comes to architecture. I continuously ask myself, “what is all possible with this material?” The relationship of the built environment and landscape is important to me. Two extremes fascinate me: the dense city and the big empty landscape. I dream of nature in the city and living in the wilderness. My work has no overriding intellectual or aesthetic agenda but comes from my curious and inquisitive nature. In my work there is a promising desire to explore and reconsider the way we build and how we treat our built environment.
What can I do for you? Because of the wide range of different work I have done so far, I have a broad-based experience in all levels of the design and building process. Through an intense collaboration with clients, carefully selected advisors and interested collaborators, I can be providing full architectural and interior design services for both public and private sectors. For availability and rates don't hesitate to contact me at details below.
+31 6 52 64 2996
1013 XW Amsterdam