Nieuwe Kerkstraat 143-H
1018 VL Amsterdam

Prinses Julianastraat 52
8019 AX Zwolle

+31 (0)20 26 104 99
mail@groothuijsedeboer.com

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 and Benjamin
Graduates of the TU Delft, Tjerk and Benjamin have over a decade of international professional and teaching experience. Teaching both as a pair and individually at different architecture schools since the start of Groothuijse de Boer architecten, they believe in a strong interrelation between academia and practice that underlies their way of working and characterises their engagement with current architectural discourse.

Collaborators:

Anna Le Scanff
Mats van Dijk
Maëlle Turgeon
Arnoud Seegers

former:

Charline Hugues
Sophie Twarog
Jakub Nowak
Bas Leemans
Colin Rogger
Arvin Xu
Lioba Pflaum
Wouter Meijer

Wiebke Oppel
Edwin Yu
Ron Barten
Weronika Lendzion
Jacques van Haaster
Kyra Galjee
Yasmijn Quandt

Ziqing Becky Xu
Hellmer Rahms
Sophie van Dorsten

Internship:

We offer internship positions on a regular basis.

If you are interested, please send a CV and concise portfolio to: mail@groothuijsedeboer.com



Academic:

Eindhoven University of Technology
2024. Guest lecture by Tjerk in the series Constructing Architecture, AUDE, april 3

Delft University of Technology
2021.- Benjamin teaches at The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design

2024. MSc3 Guest crit at the Chair of Urban Architecture – Studio Last Green in Town, together with Kristiaan Borret, april 22

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. MSc1 studio Les chambres liégeoises at the chair of Interiors, Buildings, Cities. Together with: Susanne Pietsch and Caspar Frenken

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

KABK the Hague
2022. Guest lecture at the studio Making Materials & Building Blocks of Laura van Santen and Maarten Kolk, november 30

2022. Guest lecture at the studio Urban Interior of Diederik de Koning, may 10

ETH Zurich
2016. – 2021. Benjamin was studio / diploma assistant at the Chair of architecture and construction, Prof. Adam Caruso

2018. Guest crit at the chair of assistant professor Alex Lehnerer – Studio HS 18: Hey, Teacher, november 7

2017. Guest crit at the chair of assistant professor Alex Lehnerer – Studio FS 17: Architecture of Bureaucracy, april 11

Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst
2018. Tjerk and Benjamin taught the design studio: Figure and space. Together with: Annika Staudt and Enzo Valerio. Guest: Patrick Arnold

2018. Benjamin taught in the spring studio 62% Paradiso of Caspar Frenken and Sereh Mandias

2017. Tjerk and Benjamin taught the design studio: A house on an Island. Together with: Vincent de RijkBerte Daan and David Rademacher. Guests: Anne Geenen, Marion Dufat, Annika Staudt.

Architectural Association London
2018. Summer School together with Korbinian Kainz & Caspar Frenken

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

College van Rijksadviseurs
2015. Tjerk took part in the Young innovators programme on public infrastructure

Archiprix
2014. Nomination of Tjerk’s graduation project

 

Project list:

Public buildings
Heritage & Renovation
Renovation Casimirschool, Gouda
2024 – Competition

Consolidated Art Campus Mol, Belgium
2024 – Competition

Fläkt Tower, Amersfoort
2020 – project study

Care & Sports
Sauna Badstue
2024 – under development

Zorghoeve Raetsgaard, Lelystad
2024 – under development

Wardrobe and Club house, Hönggerberg
2017 – competition, 6th prize

Recreation & Leisure
Drijvend havenkantoor, Haarlem
2022 – competition, 3rd prize

Waterpavilion Seurenheide
2022 – Competition

Housing
Village Densification
Apartments project, Hattem
2022 – Final design phase

Housing project, Heerde
2022 – under development

Housing project, Epe
2022 – under development

Heritage & Renovation
Two residential buildings, Hattem
2020 – 2023 completed

Canal House, Friedrichstadt
2020 – under development

Freestanding
Recreational home, Terschelling
2022 – completed

House Vaneker, Enschede
2021 – completed

Infill apartment, Leiden
2018 – competition

Apartment Building
Barn House – Sint Pancras
2023 – Competition

Social Housing
Hof van Holland, Nijmegen
2020 – competition

Freihampton, Münich
2019 – competition

Furniture
Communal table, Hattem
2024 – under development

Villa Wipstrik, Zwolle
2020 – interior project

News:

de Volkskrant Article ‘Architectuur van de Natuur’ on House Terschelling

Nomination Abe Bonnemaprijs Jonge Architecten House Vaneker

Nomination Arc22 Detail Award House Vaneker

de Architect Article on House Vaneker

Stimuleringsfonds Grant for research on de Oostenrijkse montagewoning in Nederland

Finalist prijsvraag Drijvend havenkantoor Haarlem Exhibition ABC Architectuurcentrum Haarlem

Bouwwereld #8 2021 Article on House Vaneker

Jong Talent Arc21 Awards finalist

Thinking Within Models Symposium at Forum Stadtpark in Graz, 30 september 2021

Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender, 12 feburary 2021

Venice Biennale 2020 Competition for the exhibition design of the Swiss pavilion

Promising Young Architects 2019 Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, 14 nov 2019 – 15 nov 2019

Practice, process and craft interview with Samuel Barclay and Anne Geenen in: Veillon, C., ed. Case design, a school in the making. Lausanne: Editions Archizoom, 2018

Archiprix 2014: The Best Dutch Graduation Projects Publication of Tjerk’s graduation project