We are proud to be part to the Architecture Yearbook 2018 with two projects this year. The editors chose to publish Singer Laren as an example of privately funded cultural projects and Scarwafa as an example of bottom up collective housing development.
Krft supports the Circular Manifesto as stated by the BNA (Royal Institute of Dutch Architects) and the governmental ambition Nederland Circulair 2050.
We believe that circular thinking should be an integral and inseperable part of the architectural practice. The rising generation of young architects should take a lead in proclaiming this and take exemplary stand in forms of new practice on this matter.
We have just finished a proposal for a housing development next to Lelylaan in Amsterdam, developed in cooperation with Blauwhoed, BOOM Landscape and Carve, wants to re-think the position of family housing in dense urban areas.
The design has a focus on living around collective outdoor spaces of different character: a street, a square and a garden. This results in a scala of different housing typologies, all relating to the outdoor in a different manner. By designing the outdoor spaces as qualitative shared spaces, but still allowing for individual appropriation, families can use the complete building block as one safe space for play - be it for the young or the old.
Ground works on the Joy Jaagpad club house has started. The project will be built in the Fall of 2017 and the park will be reopened in april 2018.
This weekend, the definitive design for tennis club Joy Jaagpad has been presented to the members. The design, a simple, yet elegant building with an outspoken roof - will be the new home of Joy after the grand renovation of the club grounds in Amsterdam.
Vuurtoreneiland Winter Restaurant is open. After a summer of renovation works, the restaurant is open.
Tennis Club Joy Jaagpad chose krft to design their new Club House. Part of a transformation of their premises, the new home will be resituated to make way for the enlarged A10 south ring road.
The theatre in Laren in taking shape. Groundworks finished, the raising of the concrete has started.
Now, in Summer's recess, the project is a beautiful ruin. Here's some snapshots.
Architecture tips for this summer: 2 modernist classics worth visiting in Teheran: the Melli bank and the Museum of Modern Art.
This weekend, we proposed, together with the community initative Mooier Bergen, a small scale alternative plan for the ambitious town development plans of the artists village Bergen. In the former fire station, the ideas were shown to the public and a fundraiser for development budget was set up. It was a busy afternoon, the local town band played, opinions were shared and collected for future use. It was a great showcase of the close involvement of the residents with their town.
Construction has started on the partial insertion of a space for modern art into SANAA's Kunstlinie in Almere. A very sensitive job, in which the original character is safeguarded as much as possible, in contact with the japanese architect. krft was contacted in 2014 to do the transformation of this contemporary monument.