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Amsterdam is “Dirty, Filthy, and Too Full”

Wim Pijbes, director of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, has declared in an open letter to the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad that the Dutch capital is “dirty, filthy, and too full.” Complaining primarily about the culture of short-stay accommodation, segways, scooters and canal cruisers in the historic heart of the city, he argues that “the charm and spirited character has long since faded.” Amsterdam, an apparent magnet for those who enjoy an “anything-goes atmosphere,” faces an uphill battle in order to remold a dwindling reputation.

Initiatives like Project 1012, which seeks to put a cap on (and even shut down) some of the brothels and marijuana ‘coffee shops’ in the city’s historic core, is part of a wide-reaching clean up campaign. For Feargus O’Sullivan however, “if Amsterdam loses its sense of license, its aura of permissiveness, and its immaculate order held in delicate balance, then it will lose some of its delight, its uniqueness – even its Dutchness.”

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Apartment in Amsterdam / MAMM Design

Architects: MAMM Design
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Akira Mada, Maya Mada
Area: 133.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Structural Engineers: STRUCTURE engineering
Lighting Design: LIGHTDESIGN
Main Contractor: Smartinterior…

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Volkshotel interiors by Bas van Tol for Studio Müller Van Tol (NL)

Volkshotel interiors by Bas van Tol for Studio Müller Van Tol, photo: Ilco Kemmere

The interiors of the new Volkshotel in Amsterdam, a hotel built inside the former home of Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, is the work of Dutch interior designer Bas van Tol of Studio Müller Van Tol.     “Volkshotel occupies the former home of Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, a 1960s concrete structure that is open, optimistic […]
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Superheroes Hideout / Simon Bush-King Architecture & Urbanism

Architects: Simon Bush-King Architecture & Urbanism
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Design Team: Simon Bush-King, Joti Weijers-Coghlan, Sarah Rowlands, Angel Sanchez Navarro, Pilar Nobio, Paco Pomares , Pamplona, CNC
Area: 480 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alan Jensen

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International Jury for Venice Biennale Announced

The Venice Biennale 2014 has announced the make-up of the International Jury… who will determine which National Pavilions will receive the Gold and Silver Lions June 7th. As decided by the Board of Directors, including chairman Paolo Baratta and director Rem Koolhaas, the Sigue leyendo

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Watergraafsmeer Town House Apartment by Chris Collaris (NL)

Watergraafsmeer Town House Apartment by Chris Collaris, photo: Tim van de Velde

Dutch architect Chris Collaris has completely renovated a two-storey apartment with a small basement and garden in Amsterdam’s residential Watergraafsmeer, a polder reclaimed in 1629.     The apartment has been turned into a light and open space by raising the height of the existing ceiling and a new organisation of the functional spaces around […]
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Nieuw Waterlandplein Podium by Tjep (NL)

Nieuw Waterlandplein Podium by Tjep

Nieuw Waterlandplein Podium by Tjep is both a communal space and a stage for the local inhabitants of Nieuw Waterlandplein in Amsterdam-North. The stage has two uses, aesthetic installation during the day and with “a flick of a switch”, a central performance stage flanked by an amphitheatre of surrounding seating. Hidden platforms in the ground […]
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Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Design Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, F. Pocas
Area: 307 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

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