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Jo Coenen

Jo Coenen
born 1949 Heerlen,Netherlands

Jo Coenen & Co Architekten
Postbus 989 NL-6200 A2 Maastricht netherlands
website: www.jocoenen.com


NAI / Netherlands Architecture Institute 1988-1993 Rotterdam,netherlands
NAI Official website

The NAI moved into its current premises in 1993. The striking building is situated at the edge of the Museumpark in the center of Rotterdam and was designed by Jo Coenen.
The NAI stores important architecture archives and collections, and makes them accessible to the public. The institute offers facilities for research and a platform for discussion. The NAI presents exhibitions and issues publications which aim to inform, inspire, and stimulate both professionals and the general public.



by another29 | 2005-05-07 21:48 | □Architect

Meyer en Van Schooten

Meyer en Van Schooten

+Roberto Eduard Meyer [born.1959]
+Jeroen Wouter van Schooten [born.1960]

Pilotenstraat 35
1059 CH Amsterdam The Netherlands

website: www.meyer-vanschooten.nl

The first big orders from that period - the orthodontic centre in Almere (1992), the technical premises (starting in 1992) and head offices of the energy consultants and testing and certification agency KEMA in Arnhem (1996) and the housing development in the Mercator district of West Amsterdam (1993-1995) – reflect the independent approach the office was taking in the world of architecture. Meyer and van Schooten’s design for the Kwadrant dwellings in the Jason Park district of Rotterdam won the Woningbouwkwaliteitsprijs (Quality Prize for Housing Construction) 1999, while their design for six housing complexes and a dwelling cluster for senior citizens on the GWL terrain in Amsterdam won them the Merkelbach Prize 2000. The office’s order portfolio grew appreciably during the ‘nineties, and became more varied, including social housing, houses for sale, villas, urban development plans, schools, offices and even bridges. In December 1997, the office won the order for designing the new head offices of the ING Group in Amsterdam, and the construction of the building was completed in 2002. This project yielded the office a multiplicity of prizes, including the National Steel Prize 2002, the Netherlands Glass Award 2002, the Netherlands Building Prize 2003, the Netherlands Aluminium Award for Architecture 2003 and the European Award for Steel Structures 2003.

Shoebaloo /Shoe Shop 2003 Amstrdam,Netherlands


by another29 | 2005-04-02 02:15 | □Architect

Benthem Crouwel Architects

Benthem Crouwel Architects

+Jan Benthem [born 1952]
+Mels Crouwel [born 1953]

website: www.benthemcrouwel.nl

Nieuw Land Poldermuseum 1991-1993 Lelystad,Netherlands
The difference in height between water and land in a polder, was chosen as the theme of this design. The basalt understructure is dike-shaped, its green roof assuming the profile of turf on a dike. The exhibition space occupies the long tube sitting on the dike like a cannon, recalling those that used to be fired to announce the spring. At the same time the tube is a telescope which, looking out over IJsselmeer and Lelystad, magnifies the difference in level between water and land. Inside the tube the dike acts as a boundary between an imaginary sea and a polder standing on stilts. The tube is supported by timber batter piles, a reference to the Batavia, the Dutch East India Company vessel being reconstructed nearby.


by another29 | 2005-03-07 18:02 | □Architect

Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor
born 1943,Switzerland

Peter Zumthor is a Swiss architect. The son of a cabinet-maker, Zumthor learned carpentry at an early age. He studied at Pratt Institute in New York in the 1960’s. During lean years, Zumthor worked on many historic restoration projects, which gave him a further understanding of construction and the qualities of different rustic building materials. As his practice developed, Zumthor was able to incorporate his knowledge of materials into Modernist construction and detailing.
His buildings explore the tactile and sensory qualities of spaces and materials while retaining a minimalist feel.

Saint Benedict Chapel 1989,Switzerland

by another29 | 2004-09-30 23:13 | □Architect


United Kingdom

+Jan Kaplicky [born.1937 Prague,Czechoslovakia]
+Amanda Levete [born.1955 Bridgend,UK]

The Warehouse 20 Victoria Gardens
London W11 3PE
website: www.future-systems.com

Future Systems is an architectural and design practice producing highly original work. The designs are not only architecturally innovative and visually striking, but are also pieces of highly functional equipment, inspired by both nature and technologies transferred from other industries.The practice is recognised worldwide for consistently challenging traditional preconceptions of space and demonstrating environmental concern and efficiency, without the need to compromise on contemporary form. Research is a vital ingredient for the practice and a balance between experimental and real projects is kept in order to remain at the cutting-edge of the field.

House in Wales 1994 Wales

The simple plan is open and informal to reflect the lifestyle of the clients with the main seating area arranged around an open log fire. Two free standing, brightly coloured, prefabricated pods house the bathroom and kitchen services without touching the roof in order that the space is perceived as a totality. A continuous blockwork retaining wall and steel ring beam support the roof, eliminating the need for internal columns. The roof is a plywood aerofoil construction covered with turf. The curved plywood underbelly creates a softness to the interior, complimenting the organic form of the structure.

by another29 | 2003-11-02 06:10 | □Architect

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier
1887-1965 Switzerland

website: www.fondationlecorbusier.asso.fr

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier was a Swiss-born architect and writer, who is famous for his contributions to what now is called Modern Architecture. He became a French citizen in his 30s. He was a pioneer in theoretical studies of modern design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities.

d0079151_2352755.jpgThe Modulor:Main article Le Corbusier explicitly used the golden ratio in his Modulor system for the scale of architectural proportion. He saw this system as a continuation of the long tradition of Vitruvius, Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man", the work of Leon Battista Alberti, and others who used the proportions of the human body to improve the appearance and function of architecture. In addition to the golden ratio, Le Corbusier based the system on human measurements, Fibonacci numbers, and the double unit.
He took Leonardo's suggestion of the golden ratio in human proportions to an extreme: he sectioned his model human body's height at the navel with the two sections in golden ratio, then subdivided those sections in golden ratio at the knees and throat; he used these golden ratio proportions in the Modulor system.
Le Corbusier's 1927 Villa Stein in Garches exemplified the Modulor system's application. The villa's rectangular ground plan, elevation, and inner structure closely approximate golden rectangles.

Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut a Ronchamp Ronchamp,France 1951

by another29 | 2003-09-30 14:50 | □Architect

Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe
1886-1969 Germany

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. Mies, like many of his post World War I contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential Twentieth-Century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass to define austere but elegant spaces.

Farnsworth House Plano,Illinois 1945-1951 website: www.farnsworthhouse.org


Barcelona Pavilion Barcelona,Spain 1928-1929

d0079151_45033.jpgThe Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. It was an important building in the history of modern architecture, known for its simple form and extravagant materials, such as marble and travertine.

The building stood on a large podium alongside a pool. The structure itself consisted of eight steel posts supporting a flat roof, with curtain glass walling and a handful of partition walls. The overall impression is of perpendicular planes in three dimensions forming a cool, luxurious space. Mies designed the Barcelona chair for the house. The Pavilion was dismantled at the end of the exhibition, but a copy has since been built on the same site.

by another29 | 2003-09-28 03:21 | □Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright
1867-1959 /American

website: www.franklloydwright.org

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the world's most prominent and influential architects.He developed a series of highly individual styles over his extraordinarily long architectural career and he influenced the entire course of architecture and building internationally. To this day, he remains America's most famous architect.

Wright was also well known in his lifetime. His colorful personal life frequently made headlines, most notably for the failure of his first two marriages and for the 1914 fire and murders at his Taliesin studio.

Frank Lloyd Wright was born in the agricultural town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States, on June 8, 1867, just two years after the end of the American Civil War. Originally named Frank Lincoln Wright, he changed his name after his parents' divorce to honor his mother's Welsh American family, the Lloyd Joneses of Wisconsin. His father, William Russell Cary Wright was a locally admired orator, music teacher, occasional lawyer and itinerant minister. His father had met and married Anna Lloyd Jones, a county school teacher, the previous year when he was employed as the superintendent of schools for Richland County. Originally from Massachusetts, William Wright had been a Baptist minister but he later joined his wife's family in the Unitarian faith.

Taliesin West 1937 Arizona,USA During his lifetime, Wright continually altered and added to the complex of buildings, all of which were constructed by students. Many of Wright's most famous buildings were designed in the drafting room at Taliesin West, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and Grady Gammage Auditorium at Arizona State University in Tempe.
Taliesin West continues as the headquarters of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and as the winter home for the School of Architecture. Restoration work to the private quarters of Mr. and Mrs. Wright was completed in 2004, and tours of the home and school are conducted on a regular basis.The structure was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1982.


Drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright

by another29 | 2003-01-29 04:26 | □Architect

Antoni Gaudi

d0079151_412752.jpgAntoni Gaudi i Cornet

Gaudi 2002 Special website: www.bcn.es/gaudi2002

Gaudí was born in the province of Tarragona in southern Catalonia, Spain in 1852. While there is some dispute as to his birthplace – official documents state that he was born in the town of Reus, whereas others claim he was born in Riudoms, a small village 3 miles from Reus. It is certain that he was baptized in Reus a day after his birth. The artist's parents, Francesc Gaudí Serra and Antònia Cornet Bertran, both came from families of metalsmiths.


Double Folding Screen from Casa Milà1909 Oak, metal, and frosted glass 78 ½ x 160 in.



by another29 | 2002-10-02 05:05 | □Architect

Antonin Raymond

Antonin Raymond

Raymond Architects
website: www.raymondsekkei.co.jp

He was born in Kladno,Bohemia and immigrated to the U.S. in 1910. He assisted Frank Lloyd Wright in building the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (1916). Remaining in Japan, he and his partner, Ladislav Rado, built numerous structures, mostly for Americans. One of the few Modernist architects working in Japan at the time, he influenced such Japanese architects as Yoshimura Junzo and Maekawa Kunio. Among his works were the Reader's Digest Building, Tokyo (1951; since destroyed), and the Nagoya International School (opened 1967), a circular structure serving a flexible, progressive educational program.

Ehrismann Residence 1925-1926 Yokohama Kanagawa,Japan

The Raymonds' in their Tokyo home & Raymonds' Bucks County home

by another29 | 2002-09-30 03:21 | □Architect