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October 2011

Video presentation of Recycled island online.  

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September 2011

New photos of Villa Ug under realization.

September 2011

New publications of Villa BH.                          

September 2011

Video of Villa BH online.

July 2011

Swimming pool of Villa Siga Siga completed.                         

July 2011

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.                

December 2011

WHIM architecture has moved.  

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.                                  

January 2012

A whimsical 2012!

Illustration: Villa Al, Almere, the Netherlands                        

February 2012

Interior design completed  

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.                                

March 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.                      

May 2012

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 badminton.      

3D impression communal space.

                  

Photo opening Basic Instincts in Berlin. Photo by Trevor Good.

May 2012

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.                

Photo Villa Ug, May 2012.

                  

August 2012

Kite villas sketches, El Gouna, Egypt

Close to a Kite surf school WHIM is collaborating on the concept to develop villas for Kite surfers. The villas have a direct link to the open water.

3D impression Kite villas in Aerial view

                  

August 2012

WoZoHo; Roof apartments proposal for Rotterdam, the Netherlands

On top of an existing office building WHIM proposes to add apartments for starters. The design improves the social structure of the neighbourhood and re-opens the housing market for starters.             

3D-impression WoZoHo, August 2012.

                  

October 2012

Exhibition Basic Instincts, Shenzhen, China

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

                  

October 2012

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.

3D-impression Villa Kb, October 2012.

                  

November 2012

Villa Siga Siga; Final phase completed, Greece

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 Villa Siga Siga, October 2012.

                  

Photo interior, February 2012.

                  

Photo exterior ZoHo, November 2011.

                  

Screenshot video.

Photo exterior Villa Ug, September 2011.

                  

Photo different books and magazines, September 2011.

Screenshot video.

Photo pools July 2011.

3D-impression prototype Recycled Island, December 2012.

                  

February 2013

Rotterdam Ark; Work in progress, the Netherlands

WHIM architecture is 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.

                  

December 2012

Recycled Island; New impressions

WHIM architecture wants 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 habitat.






3D-impression reference project Not Too Old, 2004.

                  

January 2013

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 University.

March 2013

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 oceanic debris.


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.

                  

May 2013

1st prize Sofa design, the Netherlands

Sofa design in recycled plastic awarded for realization. The sofa will be used by Stoere Vrouwen (Tough Women) an organization that stimulates awareness amongst shoppers. With the sofa realized by recycling used plastic shopping bags we support the ban of single use plastic bags for shopping.

3D-impression of the sofa with one of the Stoere Vrouwen (Tough Women), May 2013.

                  

July 2013

Work in progress:  Design Recycled Island prototype coastal pollution.

Together with a naval architect and a building engineer we are further developing the Recycled Island prototype of coastal pollution. The prototype is a floating house with surroundings. This floating villa is constructed from recycled plastic and self sufficient. The temporarily design is presented in July 2013.

3D-impression of the design in progress, July 2013.

                  

May 2013

Book launch:  REACTIVATE - RESPONSIVE AND PRAGMATIC NEW DUTCH ARCHITECTURE.

The turnover of Dutch architectural firms is falling dramatically, but their number is increasing. A growing number of young designers are taking matters into their own hands, using architectural resources in order to formulate a response to social challenges in the financially strapped 21st century. They embrace a new reality in which users, residents and clients become partners. These architects and urban designers are coming up with new ideas about their profession, investigating the conceptual possibilities of the new reality. They are becoming both developer and entrepreneur, creating their own commission situations, forming new cooperatives and providing ideas that are both inspiring and also practically applicable and feasible in difficult financial times.


isbn 9789078088806   VALIZ/TRANSCITY


WHIM architecture is one of the collaborating offices of the book publication.

Photo book  cover, May 27 2013.

                  

July 2013

Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday with a monumental design.

Together with the Mandela on the bike foundation we are presenting a monumental building for Cape Town, South Africa. The design is a sculptural building that resembles the head of Nelson Mandela. The size of the building suits the visibility and accessibility on the mountain overlooking Cape Town and its coastline.

3D-impression of the sketch design, July 2013.

                  

August 2013

Work in progress: Floating park of recycled plastic in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

WHIM architecture is exploring the potential of recycling the plastic pollution in the river the Maas to a new floating landscape.

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 oceanic debris.

Large parts of Rotterdam are below sea level. Floating landscapes are climate proof and resistant to flood.

First sketch Floating park of recycled plastic in Rotterdam, August 2013.

                  

October 2013

Support from the Creative industries fund NL.

The research to explore the potential of recycling the plastic pollution in the river the Maas to a new floating landscape is supported by the Creative industries fund NL. This support allows us to work more intensively on the project and to set up new collaborations to move this project towards realization. Within the project we are looking into the possibilities of creating a new floating park landscape with the recycled plastics as an important building material.


The Creative Industries Fund NL began operating on 1 January 2013. It operates within the context of the Dutch government’s culture policy and focuses on all the designing disciplines and on E-culture in a broad sense.

First sketch Floating park of recycled plastic in Rotterdam, October2013.

                  

September 2013

‘Good practice’ mentioning at the Eco-innovation Action Plan European Commission.

Rising demand for a better environment has led to an expanding supply of environmentally friendly techniques, products and services in both the industrialised and developing countries. Europe’s first major drive to boost eco-innovation came with the Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP). Adopted in 2004, this Action Plan focused on the further development and use of environmental technologies. Its goal was to tackle the financial, economic and institutional barriers hindering growth of these technologies, as well as to encourage their adoption by the market.

WHIM architecture has drawn up the blueprint for a “recycled island” that will make use of waste recovered from the marine environment to construct floating living spaces.


Screenshot website http://ec.europa.eu/.

                  

March 2014

Presenting Recycled park Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Recycled park is the proposal to retrieve plastic waste from the river the Nieuwe Maas just before it reaches the North Sea. The plastics are recycled to give new value to the river. The idea is to make floating platforms from the plastics for a new green environment; a floating park.


Plastic waste is a structural problem in open waters. Via rivers a subsequent part of plastic litter enters our seas and oceans, where it becomes part of the plastic soup. The Nieuwe Maas is an important European river that takes the pollution from the inland to the sea.

Collage Recycled park Nieuwe Maas Rotterdam, February 2014.

                  

February 2014

Temporarily design for Villa Leonidas Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Design of a green villa for the new urban development Leonidas Rotterdam . The design matches the green environment. The villa is a compact design suitable for its urban condition.

3D-impression of Villa Leonidas, February 2014.

                  

Leonidas

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December 2013

Vision for floating neighborhood Rijnhaven, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Outdated ships can function as floating capacity for the new buildings. The new neighborhood will keep his historical character as a harbor.

3D-impression of floating office Rijnhaven, December 2013.

                  

Visie rijnhaven

December 2013

Modernization existing private house Geleen, the Netherlands

For a private client we have sketched different options to modernize their existing house.  The different options show the potential of improving the current situation with a new organization and glass facade.

3D-impression modernization variant 3C, December 2013.

                  

Visie rijnhaven