krft runner up for transformation of Frans Hals Museum / De Hallen Haarlem. See more images here.
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.
Last week, the Kraaijvanger / krft / Kokke collective presented our vision for the new Arnhem Museum. Our vision consisted of a new state of the art exhibition space on the edge of the landscape, together with a reopening of the monumental 19th century Gentlemen's Club by using it for the public part of our program. As a second intervention, we want to add a new entrance on the south side, towards the city's cultural axis and its neighbour, the Art Academy.
Today, the renovation of Vuurtoreneiland ended in ceremony with the lighting of the fire in front of the fortress. This is the first phase in the project, the second phase includes the making of the restaurant within the fort.
Last week, we came back from northern Iran, from a site visit of our latest project: a double family house in Gilan, a green, northern coastal province of Iran. It has been a warm reception and an overall inspiring and fruitful trip to this country balancing between tradition and modernism. Read more stories here.
Singer update: in the enormous gap next to the villa, the underground level is slowly starting to appear.
The Arnhem museum selected 5 parties to compete for the museum's new extension: Benthem Crouwel, Cruz y Ortiz / Laura Alvarez, Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven / DRDH, SeArch and our combination Kraaijvanger / krft / Kokke.
The museum asks for an extension to the existing 19th century building by Outshoorn, taking in account the previous extensions from the 1950s and 2000s.
Read more at the website of Museum Arnhem about their future plans.
After the formal launch in Pakhuis de Zwijger a few weeks ago, finally found some time to read the publication of the Milano workshop report, made by Carlo Venegoni and Gianpiero Venturini. Pretty solid it is.
Within the double volume, dedicated fully to regeneration of urban spaces, you can find the projects done by the students on the Milano farm houses together with a series of best practices of urban regeneration.
All of the major players in this complicated game of stakes take the floor, showing how ideas can get stakeholders from different angles to come together in a force of energy. This forging of communal interest is hard, but the large amount of successful examples shows the possibilities that city makers, especially architects have to take on this role.
Definately worth a place in all architecture libraries, so get your copy on Amazon.
This month we started our newest project: another 3 houses in co-design in Buiksloterham. 3 couples will design and build their projects together, 1 street away from our other co-housing project, which is under construction right now.
With the beautiful winter weather, we couldn't resist taking the drone to the new site. Here's a view of the Buiksloterham 3a area from the top. In between the road, the DIY markets and the electricity hub, we will build their paradise.