WHIM architecture is contributor to the travelling exhibition Basic instincts.
This June and July, Premsela held the exhibition Basic Instincts, a multidisciplinary
show of contemporary, directional visions in Dutch fashion culture, at Berlin's Villa
Elisabeth. New venues for the exhibition will be announced as soon as possible.
The office moved to a new location in the city centre of Rotterdam: Zomerhofstraat
71 Unit 250. This address is within walking distance (960 metres) from Rotterdam
Central station. The new location is chosen to improve the service and accessibility
of WHIM. Besides the nearby public transport, there is also a good accessibility
by car and bicycle.
For an apartment in Rotterdam WHIM designed a new interior. The design results in
a more open floor plan and a higher efficiency in the use of the available volume.
One of the new elements is a multifunctional closet. The work was completed at the
end of January 2012.
Travelling exhibition Basic instincts opening on June 1st in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
This June and July Premsela holds the exhibition Basic Instincts, a multidisciplinary
show of contemporary, directional visions in Dutch fashion culture, at Eusebiuskerk.
WHIM is contributor to the exhibition with Villa BH.
New venues for the exhibition will be announced as soon as possible.
Work in progress: Interior design communal space office Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
For the communal space of the ZoHo office WHIM architecture is making an interior
design in collaboration with Studio DAT. The existing room of 300m2 is designed to
fit the desires of the different creative offices that ZoHo houses. These desires
exist in the creation of an area for presentations, lunch, drinks, workshops and
3D impression communal space.
Photo opening Basic Instincts in Berlin. Photo by Trevor Good.
New photos of Villa Ug Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
Villa Ug is the transformation of an existing bungalow into a modern villa. All existing
spaces are optimized and extended to create a comfortable new home. The existing
roof is lifted to have a more efficient use of the first floor.
Opening of the exhibition in the OCT Art & Design Gallery in Shenzhen. Basic Instincts
is a multidisciplinary show of contemporary, directional visions in Dutch fashion
culture, design and architecture. WHIM is contributor to the exhibition with Villa
BH. The exhibition will be on show until 22 November 2012
Photo of the opening in Shenzhen
Villa Kb; Villa design for Kerckebosch, the Netherlands
A design proposal that mixes local traditional architecture with the forestry. A
maximum of the existing trees are kept and taken into the design proposal as important
elements of the plot.
The lower floor of this villa completed construction. The design for this villa originally
started in 1998 with one floor. After the completion of the swimming pool last year,
now also the second floor is realized. Villa Siga Siga is completed in
periods to match the clients wishes for each phase.
Photo different books and magazines, September 2011.
Photo pools July 2011.
Photo of a part of the exhibition July 2011.
3D-impression prototype Recycled Island, December 2012.
Rotterdam Ark; Work in progress, the Netherlands
WHIM architectureis designing an ecologic environment for Rotterdam. Two self sustaining
pavilions based on the principles of an Earthship will demonstrate environment friendly
building. The vegetable garden will provide the ingredients for the restaurant. The
Kids Forest provides a natural playground for children. In the forest children can
experience a natural environment and build their own tree houses.
3D-impression Rotterdam Ark, February 2013.
Recycled Island; New impressions
WHIM architecturewants to further design and develop a floating self-sustaining
single-family house that is constructed from waste material. Plastic waste is at
all our coastlines in large quantities. We want to recycle this to a new sustainable
3D-impression reference project Not Too Old, 2004.
Intergenerational Housing; Study project Avans University
Intergenerational living is an innovative concept based upon the idea that the blending
of families, starters, and seniors in social living activities builds a community
that enhances our understanding of one another. Intergenerational housing provide
a congenial environment for those who wish to connect and share with other generations
on a daily basis. Intergenerational housing is proposed as an answer to the cut backs
in Dutch Senior Housing.
Principal architect Ramon Knoester is mentor of this graduation project at the Avans
Recycled Island collaboration in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Students of the Rotterdam University are exploring the potential of recycling the
plastic pollution in the river the Maas to a new floating habitat. The project is
a collaboration with the Rotterdam Municipality.
Marine litter is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released
in a lake, sea, ocean or
waterway. The Maas (Meuse) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing
through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea. It has a
total length of 925 km. Rotterdam is the last city the river runs through before
it ends in the Sea. Therefor Rotterdam has a large potential in extracting the river’s
floating waste before it reaches the sea and becomes part the increasing floating
Large parts of Rotterdam are below sea level. Floating habitats are climate proof
and resistant to flood.
Rotterdam and the river the Maas via Google Earth, March 2013.