Amsterdam opens new metro line with seven stations by Benthem Crouwel Architects

Benthem Crouwel Architects has designed seven new metro stations for the new Noord/Zuidlijn line through Amsterdam, which opened this week. Amsterdammers and tourists alike can now traverse the six mile north-south route through the city in just 15 minutes, 22 years after the project began. Dutch architecture firm Benthem Crouwel Architects has designed seven stations

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UNStudio reveals designs for Amsterdam cable car

Dutch firm UNStudio has revealed designs for a 1,500 metre-long cable car across the across the river IJ in Amsterdam. The cable car would connect the growing residential areas of Amsterdam-West and Amsterdam-Noord in under five minutes. Commissioned by the IJbaan Foundation – a grassroots citizen initiative led by Bas Dekker and Willem Wessels – the new connection is intended to

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Hinata Ramen

Hinata Ramen / Westerstraat 40, Amsterdam / website
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Jackson Dubois

Yay, another restaurant with vegan dishes on the menu! Located on Spui, next to Kalverstraat it makes the perfect dinner place after a day shopping. Jackson Dubois /Spui 10, Amsterdam / website
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Shipping container village by Julius Taminiau offers space for startups in Amsterdam

Dutch architect Julius Taminiau has created a temporary startup hub using shipping containers in an Amsterdam science park. Taminiau was with Carl Turner Architects during the design and build process for the practice’s south London container park, Pop Brixton, which turned an disused plot into a base for events and independent business. Back in his native Netherlands and having founded Julius Taminiau Architects,

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Robots complete span of 3D-printed bridge for Amsterdam canal

Robots have finished 3D printing the structure of a steel pedestrian bridge devised by technology startup MX3D, which is set to span a canal in Amsterdam. Dutch designer Joris Laarman is working with with Amsterdam-based robotic manufacturing technology start-up to build the 12-metre-long bridge, which will eventually cross a canal in the Dutch capital. Six-axis robots were used to “draw” the

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Julius Taminiau creates compact living spaces inside Japanese-inspired houseboat

Architect Julius Taminiau borrowed principles from traditional Japanese tatami rooms to create a well-proportioned layout featuring space-saving built-in furniture at his floating home in Amsterdam. Taminiau was living with his girlfriend and two young children in a small flat in central Amsterdam before deciding to moving to the floating community near the Dutch city’s old

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Edward van Vliet converts crane into three-storey holiday retreat in Amsterdam

A crane overlooking Amsterdam’s IJ river has been transformed into a luxury rental apartment, featuring three stacked shipping containers accommodating living spaces designed by Edward van Vliet to reference the area’s industrial past. The rental apartment is operated by local firm, Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments, which oversaw the crane’s refurbishment in collaboration with the local municipality,

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Mr. Jordaan

   
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Breakfast at Adam&Siam

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Benthem Crouwel adds stripy tower surrounded by a moat to Amsterdam data centre

Brightly coloured circulation spaces contrast with the slick metal exterior of this data centre in Amsterdam, which Benthem Crouwel Architects designed as a more attractive take on high-security infrastructural architecture. The new AM4 tower was developed by local studio Benthem Crouwel Architects to slot in alongside the smaller AM3 data centre, which it completed in 2012 for

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Chris Collaris Architects completes black wooden cottage with exaggerated roof

Dutch architect Chris Collaris has built a house in Amsterdam that is clad entirely in blackened timber, featuring an asymmetric gabled roof that extends out to form a sheltered entrance. House MM is situated in the former industrial area of Amsterdam Noord, on a site that was previously occupied by an “old and decayed” brick house

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KAAN Architecten unveils new glazed terminal for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Dutch studio KAAN Architecten has been selected to design a new terminal for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, beating competitors including MVRDV, SOM, OMA and UNStudio. KAAN Architecten’s winning 100,500-square-metre Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal will cater to 14 million passengers a year, alongside the 50 million already served in the existing airport. It will be built on the Jan

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The Hoxton

”Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” The Hoxton, Amsterdam ”She was an adventurer at heart. But oh she loved drinking tea… Read More

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City or Island Girl?

I was living in the West area of Amsterdam this week. The city in which I’m born and lived for one-third of my life. Even though I often don’t remember every street name by a second […]

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Bar Fisk

It’s no secret that Amsterdam is getting every day more crowded with new and trendy venues. Two months ago, in the already lively and ‘local-friendly’ area of De Pijp a… Read More

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San George

Downtown Italian Last weekend when almost everyone was partying at Georgie’s we had our own party at another George. Dinner at San George, a downtown Italian located close by Leidsesquare.… Read More

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Bellerose Oversized Blazer

I drove down to Bloemendaal with my best friend last weekend. It was a sweet reminder of how much I actually love the Dutch coast. It feels utmostly relaxed without being boring. If you’ve been […]

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Nümph Coat

I visited the mill “Hollandia” where my last name comes from, given about two centuries ago. Molen means mill in Dutch. How cool is that? I also had a coffee at Weesp with my mom […]

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Barcelona and Amsterdam are world-leading “smart cities” says Jason Pomeroy

Western cities have done a better job of integrating technology into their infrastructure than the new wave of Asian smart cities, according to architect and television presenter Jason Pomeroy. Singapore-based Pomeroy, the architect behind Asia’s first zero-carbon house, claims that Barcelona and Amsterdam are far more successful examples of a smart city than places like Songdo, the new hi-tech satellite city in South Korea.

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Bottomless Brunch

I guess you all have been extra sweet for you Mom last Sunday. We surprised Davide’s Mom, who flew over from Milan, with a brunch at Pressroom. Specially for this… Read More

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I Still Believe in The Power of Blogging

They say blogging is slowly losing its power within the world of fashion, but my excitement for blogging honestly still grows. I know it might not look like it, due

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Mies van der Rohe Award 2017 goes to NL Architects and XVW Architectuur for revamp of 1960s slab block

Dutch studios NL Architects and XVW Architectuur have won this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award for their innovative renovation of a dilapidated 1960s apartment block on the edge of Amsterdam. NL Architects and XVW Architectuur’s restoration project, named deFlat, rescued one of the Netherlands’ largest housing blocks from demolition – a fate facing much of Europe’s post-war

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Temakery

After the sushi and burger trend in Amsterdam, more and more new places are popping up serving the healthy poké bowls. We visited Temakery, located on the finally finished Ferdinand… Read More

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Colossal Amsterdam housing block brought up to date with customisable apartments

Dutch studios NL Architects and XVW Architectuur have renovated one of the largest apartment buildings in the Netherlands, restoring the repetitive gridded facades of the 1960s block but leaving the flats bare for residents to customise. The Bijlmermeer building was designed in the sixties by Dutch architect Siegfried Nassuth for a site to the south east of Amsterdam

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Libertine Cafe Cafe

We found our new place for Friday evening drinks and quality time dinners! ENG/ Last Sunday we had the privilege to have dinner in the newest hotspot of the 9… Read More

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INK Hotel Amsterdam Review

On holidays at home. How is that possible? Well, I’m not really sure what to consider more as home nowadays: Bali or the Netherlands. Not that it matters, it comes

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Kanarie Club

FROM AN OLD & DEGENERATED TRAM DEPOT TO KANARIE CLUB! ENG/ By now you all have visited the Foodhallen in Amsterdam West. Right? If not, go bring your ass up… Read More

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Fear of Getting Too Much

Whilst sitting in front of the TV with my family, my mom complains about the amount of programs and documentaries she still has to watch. She explains that she doesn’t

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Oversized Suede Coat

“Truly powerful woman don’t explain why they want respect. They simply don’t engage those who don’t give it to them” Zara patent leather pants Bijenkorf oversized suede coat ASOS knitted

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Het Warenhuis

Het warenhuis – “Buy the chairs you’re sitting on and the plates where you are eating from.” The interior of Het Warenhuis is cosy, modern with really nice items such… Read More

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Patent Leather Pants

Being home in the Netherlands for two weeks, I’m catching up with friends and family. A little getaway from Bali to refresh myself with some new energy. Amsterdam’s cold winter

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Brooks

‘Brooks Amsterdam: guilty international pleasures’ ENG This newish restaurant in the old part of Amsterdam South is part of hotel Beethoven. First time for me to be in the area… Read More

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A Month of Minimalism / Marie Verdenius on minimalism in food

Food stylist, writer and photographer Marie Verdenius with a must-follow Instagram, has a particularly unique simplified style with food. With the thousands of recipes and food images we see on Pinterest I find it very refreshing to see food portrayed in such a stripped down, soothing approach. I had the pleasure of talking with Marie about her relationship with food and how a great meal can come from just a single ingredient as we draw near to wrapping up A Month of Minimalism.

How would you describe your personal relationship with Minimalism?

I think there is a lot of beauty in the simplest things that surround us every day. I am certainly drawn to minimalism, but I believe it is important that it still feels comfortable and warm. Minimalism can often be interpretated as cold or unpersonal. For me it means focusing on the basics, but with an eye for detail and design.

In regards to food, do you apply minimalist values to the way you shop and prepare food?

When it comes to food, I pay a lot of attention where the ingredients are produced or where it’s been made. Like bread for instance. I rarely bake it myself, so I love visiting artisanal bakery shops where you get a glimpse of how they work. Two of my favorite shops in Amsterdam have adjacent bakeries and it is such a joy to see how much love the bakers put in it to create their pastry, baguettes or sourdough loaves. I like to capture this love in my photography and styling just by using only the product and only a few props.

How much does sustainability and even managing waste play a part in your relationship with food?

I think sustainability and no waste are very important when it comes to food. I tend to buy most of it at organic shops and local producers. Luckily I live in an area where I have good access to these kind of products. I also try to only buy what’s necessary, but to be frank, sometimes I simply can’t prevent it to end up in the bin…

Some people prefer rarely to eat and opt for cooking all their own meals in order to have complete control over how their meals are prepared, while others rarely keep food in their kitchens and love having a meal prepared for them by someone else. Do you enjoy eating at a restaurant or making your own meals? 

I love both! Cooking after work can be a real challange at some times, because I don’t want it to be too complicated. But I do believe it is important to eat food that is good for the body and soul. It does not always have to be healthy, as long as you enjoy eating it! I especially like cooking for friends and family, it makes me forget about things and just focus on preparing a nice meal.

Eating outdoors is also something I really enjoy. In my hometown Amsterdam there are so many places to have good food, it is unbelievable! I have a few classics I always visit, but maybe even more new ones I need to make reservations for.

What sort of tips or advice would you give to people to want to eat more simply but not necessarily boring? How can people learn to find and appreciate the beauty in simple foods.

I would say not to complicate things too much. Everybody has specific ingredients that they really love and if you like to cook you are probably already able to make something really delicious with it. 

Take out one of those ingredients, like for instance sweet potato, and search for new simple recipes. Maybe you normally roast them in the oven with some rosemary, but what if you use them in a lentl soup, serve them as a puree side dish or combine them with chicken and thyme in a tray bake? There are so many ways to cook wonderful things with only five or six ingredients, so I’d say search for it on the internet, in cookbooks, or just ask your local supplier to give you some tips.

Are there other aspects of your life that you would relate to your food styling or with minimalism in general? Do you have a minimal wardrobe or have any personal values where less is more for you?

When it come to minimalism I’d say my interior is quite basic. I love natural tones and materials combined with hints of black and lot of white. I don’t need a lot of stuff anyway, I simply want to invest in beautiful design, which does not mean it has to be expensive. Just look around in second-hand shops, they are the best when it comes to finding unique items!

The last couple of years I’ve moved house three times and every time I brought things I did not need anymore to second hand shops or give them away to friends. I also love the concept of a sharing economy, we simply don’t need it all.

My wardrobe reflects the love for simple designs, natural colours and pure, soft materials. I rarely buy at big warehouses anymore, but search for more ‘green’ and fair options. Thankfully in The Netherlands there are quite a few sustainable brands.

Enter the Loft

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Grey brick Amsterdam townhouse by 31/44 Architects features large rooflight and sunken living room

James Jeffries of 31/44 Architects has designed a spacious and light-filled Amsterdam townhouse for his family, faced in grey brickwork and illuminated inside by a large skylight. Architect Jeffries, who co-founded of the London- and Amsterdam- based practice with William Burges and Stephen Davies, designed the three-storey townhouse to slot into a narrow plot. The aim was to reference the

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Arches puncture brick facade of Amsterdam apartment block by WE Architecten

Arched openings punctuate the brick facade of this apartment building in Amsterdam, which is co-owned by its occupants and tailored to accommodate their varying lifestyles. The Amstelloft apartments are located overlooking the river Amstel, a site granted to WE Architecten by the local municipality after seeing its proposals for a cooperative development that is entirely owned by its occupants.

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Adam & Siam

                       

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Bo Nam

   

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Cafe Amoi

     

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Ship-like headquarters for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger overlooks Amsterdam’s IJ river

MVSA Architects has completed the European headquarters for American brands Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger on the banks of Amsterdam’s IJ river, basing the design on the superyachts that dock alongside it. The new European headquarters for PVH Europe, which owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, features 12 storeys of offices and showrooms for its American fashion brands. Wanting

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BIG and Barcode Architects unveil terraced block for IJburg waterfront

Bjarke Ingels Group and Barcode Architects have revealed their competition-winning design for an Amsterdam tower, which will terrace down to touch the surface of the IJ lake. The 46,000-square-metre mixed-use building named Sluishuis is designed as a gateway to Amsterdam’s IJburg, a neighbourhood set on artificial islands that float on IJ. Created by Bjarke Ingel’s Copenhagen-based firm BIG

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Brasserie Blue

     

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Prefabricated house in Amsterdam features wooden walls, zigzagging stairs and split levels

Inside this wooden, prefabricated house in Amsterdam by Marc Koehler Architects, an angular black staircase crisscrosses between split levels. Lofthouse I is located at the end of a terrace in Houthaven quay –Amsterdam’s port. Large expanses of glazing set into the prefabricated wooden structure offer residents views of the water. Untreated pine clads the exterior of the residence, except for the

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Donnies

  Donnies: where they do döner a little different.      

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Blue Boy

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Jacobsz.

  ‘Jacobsz is a true experience for your palate and a perfect setting for important occasions.’    

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Poke Perfect

  Hawaiian inspired food – Poke Perfect  

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MAATworks references Scandinavian architecture with wooden townhouse in Amsterdam

Panels of cross-laminated pine form an angular staircase at the heart of this Amsterdam townhouse by MAATworks, which features a bright red facade. Local studio MAATworks designed the five-storey house to slot into a thin plot in the IJburg district of the Dutch city. The architects were asked by their clients to reference the wooden residences typically found in Scandinavia. They

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Retractable garage-style doors open Amsterdam entrepreneur hub to the elements

Dutch studio BETA has transformed an old school in Amsterdam into a hub for entrepreneurs featuring full-height windows that can be retracted to open the entire facade. The Ru Paré School is located in the city’s Slotervaart neighbourhood. As part of a process aimed at revitalising the area’s urban design and community feel, local enterprise foundation Stichting

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Geflipt

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Enormous helix-shaped ramps lead into Amsterdam car park

A pair of 30-metre spiralling ramps provide access to this multi-functional car park in Amsterdam by Dutch studio Benthem Crouwel Architects. Located at an intersection between Amsterdam’s business district and one of the city’s busiest motorways, the construction serves as the new main parking area for the RAI Convention Centre. Connecting this giant car park to

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Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten converts former potato barns into loft-style homes

Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten has transformed a pair of former barns in Amsterdam into residences that combine original features with nods to their industrial past (+ slideshow). The two neighbouring buildings are located in Amsterdam Noord – an upcoming neighbourhood to the north of the IJ river. Amsterdam-based Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten was asked to create More

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SNCKBR

‘SNCKBR: from healthy cafeteria to casual dining concept’ Weekday dress

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Gathershop

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DUS Architects builds 3D-printed micro home in Amsterdam

Dutch studio DUS Architects has 3D printed an eight-square-metre cabin and accompanying bathtub in Amsterdam, and is now inviting guests to stay overnight (+ slideshow). DUS Architects used sustainable bio-plastic to create the 3D Print Urban Cabin, which is intended to demonstrate how additive manufacturing can offer solutions for temporary housing or disaster relief. When the cabin is no longer needed, it More

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Pesca

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Amsterdam Blauw by Scotch & Soda

Amsterdam Blauw is the new denim label of Scotch & Soda. They invited me to visit their store in “the Pijp” to pick out my favorite pieces from the new

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Anecdote x INK Hotel

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WEARING / BLACK IS MY HAPPY COLOR

WEARING: ZARA BLAZER AND DRESS, DUFFYBAG SUEDE TOTEBAG, RAY-BAN AVIATORS AND BALENCIAGA BOOTS Just a quick hello from the other side! Hope everyone is doing OK! Thank you for all the sweet and nice comments on my previous article, with the 14 outfits. Hopefully that made up a little for my unregular posting. Still love to shoot something every now and then, like the photos above that we took just before lunch at the College Hotel in Amsterdam. Too bad you can’t really see my super super awesome new Balenciaga boots! My latest shoe score! But you can find a better look at this outfit on my Instagram account (find it here). Anyway, wishing you all a happy Friday!

Lloyd Hotel

Clothes by Thrills, Believe the Hype, Puma and DeZeep.

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No Guarantees

  “Life doesn’t come with any guarantees. You have to risk it to get the biscuit.” Paolo Coelho – The Alchemist   Delphine the Label top Levis501 shorts Cinco chocker

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Restaurant Pressroom

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Sugo Pizza

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Misc Store

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Ultimate working spot

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Inline

Elegant textured white midi knit dress, white blazer, sneakers, and the barest accessories for this new summer. Modern and sleek yet effortless all at once. Anecdote Dress – LXE Blazer – Baskets Axel Arigato Sneakers – Klarf Watch – Jewel Rue … Continue reading

Movie documents MVRDV’s pioneering technique for creating glass brick facades

This movie shows the installation of MVRDV’s Crystal Houses – a Chanel store featuring a traditional facade replicated with glass bricks that are “stronger than concrete”. First published on Dezeen last month, Crystal Houses is located on PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam, a former residential street that has become a hub for luxury fashion brands like Prada, Dior and Rolex. More

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OUTFIT / FOR THOSE RAINY DAYS

WEARING: MUUBAA LEATHER TROUSERS, HM TREND BLOUSE AND COAT, CONVERSE SNEAKERS AND DUFFYBAG TOTE BAG
Not sure where the sun have been hiding this week, but it is raining non-stop over here. Rain, rain, go away!

Bureau SLA updates former naval base in Amsterdam with flag-inspired window screens

Geometric screens based on flag designs flank the windows of this former marine base in Amsterdam, which Bureau SLA has converted into offices to mark the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union (+ slideshow). The boxy three-storey structure, known as Building 27E, was once an education facility for marines at the old naval base. Bureau SLA was commissioned More

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