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The Whale Amsterdam : Dutch Residential Architecture

Modern Housing Development in Holland design by de Architekten Cie., The Netherlands

The Whale Amsterdam: Urban Housing in Holland

The Whale

Date built: 1995-2000

Design: de Architekten Cie.

Location: Baron G.A. Tindalstraat, southeast of city centre

The Whale Building Amsterdam

Buildings close by include Borneo housing just to the soouth

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Borneo-Sporenburg, a former harbour area along the shores of the IJ near Amsterdam’s inner city is intended to resemble in its density the Jordaan, a lively Amsterdam inner city quarter. The developers, however, requested a suburban programme from the municipality.

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The Whale architects : de Architekten Cie.

This was granted on the condition that the required density of 100 dwellings per hectare would be achieved. To achieve this urban concentration in a suburban programme, Adriaan Geuze of West 8 introduced a fresh typology: inspired by the surrounding water, he created a sea of low-rise buildings, given rhythm by the variation of blocks and open spaces.

This rhythm recurs on a larger scale in the tapestry of land and water characterizing the whole area. The sea of low-rise buildings is interrupted by three enormous ‘meteorites’, both to throw into relief the low-rise landscape and to achieve the inner-city density.

The inner city character is reflected in yet another way: the 3.5 m high ground floors of the low-rise buildings create a programmatic flexibility that allows for both living and working.
source: The Whale Amsterdam by de Architekten Cie.

Location: Baron G.A. Tindalstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe

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Diamond Exchange
Design: ZJA
Diamond Exchange Amsterdam building
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Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam
The Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been awarded with a prestigious MIPIM Award 2020 for ‘Best Refurbished Building’ at the Paris Real Estate Week. The historical building, designated as  a national monument, has undergone a major renovation designed by the architectural office ZJA in collaboration with Heyligers design + projects.

Café de Parel
Interior Design: Ninetynine
Cafe de Pare Westerstraat Amsterdam
photograph : Ewout Huibers
The Pearl Café on Westerstraat
Café de Parel was originally a typical Amsterdam ‘brown bar’ with an old-fashioned dark interior and low lighting. The traditional stained-glass windows and monumental tile tableaus create the perfect setting for the new Parel.

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Ij Toren
Date built: 1993-98
Design: Neutelings Riedijk
Ij Toren Ij Toren
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