Nieuwe Kerkstraat 143-H
1018 VL Amsterdam
We are an architectural practice based in Amsterdam, established in 2017. With a young team of talented designers, we are working on a wide range of projects. In their variety, these projects share an engagement with existing, fragmented and historical contexts that define today’s relevant sites of architectural production.
Responding to the demands and pressures placed on architectural practice, we continuously search out a relevant role for architecture within the context of the proliferation of generic spatial production. We aim to instrumentalise the many strategies available for the shift to a fully sustainable architecture beyond their mere image value. Integrating them meaningfully within specific architectural ideas for each project.
An engagement with both practice and academia feeds into an office atmosphere that foregrounds an investigative attitude; searching out quality, regardless of given parameters. Pushing for an architectural clarity that incorporates answers to the specifics of context, we deal directly with the economic reality of building. We do not shy away from convention. Building upon existing knowledge, we question, transform and add-to through the development of each project. We build projects for people to inhabit.
Tjerk de Boer
Tjerk studied architecture at Aalto University Helsinki and the TU Delft. His graduation project was nominated for the National Archiprix 2014. He gained professional experience as a project architect at KAAN Architecten in Rotterdam.
Benjamin studied architecture at ETH Zurich and the TU Delft. He gained professional experience at the offices of Peter Zumthor and von Ballmoos Krucker in Switzerland. He currently teaches as an assistent to the chair of Prof. Adam Caruso at the ETH Zurich.
Jacques van Haaster
Ziqing Becky Xu
Sophie van Dorsten
We are currently looking for a new collaborator to join our team from September.
Are you a recent graduate or student with (some) work experience? Please send a CV and concise portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Familiarity with the German language is a plus.
2016 -. Benjamin is studio / diploma assistant at the Chair of architecture and construction, Prof. Adam Caruso
Technical University Delft
2020. Project Thesis at the Berlage. Together with: Salomon Frausto and Ludo Groen
2019. MSc1 studio House Brussels at the chair of Interiors, Buildings, Cities. Together with: Susanne Pietsch and Caspar Frenken
2019. Lecture and workshop at the Berlage: Pictorial narrative and model image
2018. Lecture and workshop at the Berlage: Pictorial narrative and model image
2018. Lecture at the chair of Interiors, Buildings, Cities by Benjamin: Image and narrative – speculations on atmosphere in the model images of Atelier Peter Zumthor
2017. Summer School together with Korbinian Kainz & David Schmidt
University of Cambridge
2017. Guest crit by Benjamin at the Cambridge Design Research Studio of Ingrid Schröder and Aram Mooradian
Hof van Holland, Nijmegen
2020 – housing competition
Fläkt Tower, Amersfoort
2020 – project study
Canal House, Friedrichstadt
2020 – heritage project
House Vaneker, Enschede
2021 – architectural design project
Villa Wipstrik, Zwolle
2020 – interior project
Starter Homes, Hattem
2020 – housing project
2019 – competition
071 Parels, Leiden
2018 – competition
Wardrobe and Club house, Hönggerberg
2017 – competition, 6th price
Recreational home, Terschelling
on site – architectural design project
Event / Exhibition / Publication:
Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender, 12 feburary 2021
Venice Biennale 2020 Competition for the exhibition design of the Swiss pavilion