The first prototype of the Loop Lounger is finished. It’s a comfortable lounge chair with a strong graphic quality, inspired by ’50s Scandinavian design. We’re currently working on some improvements in order to bringing the chair in production. The prototype was made by Zsolt Kamaras.
We are working on an extension in the backyard of a ground floor apartment in the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam. Three extra rooms with different functions and different requirements are needed. The idea: a house for everyone with it’s own character
The autumn meeting of WZNH is traditionally a pleasant gathering for advisors, the board and employees. This year the meeting focused on the future of WZNH and the 100-year anniversary in 2016. Uda Visser joined the meeting as member of
We came in second with our competition proposal for Hafen City in collaboration with Tom Frantzen (Frantzen et al). We developed a scheme for a highly sustainable housing block for a collective ‘baugruppe’. The brief asked for an innovative, sustainable and family friendly building for 28 households, with wood as it’s main building material. (project page)
In the first eight months in the existence of our partnership we have been busy talking, sketching, researching, studying, rendering, calculating, drawing and thinking. Doing as architects do, really. We’re very proud of the result we achieved in reasonably short
Together with SYNCHROON, METABOLIC and DELVA Landscape we designed an ambitious residential project in Utrecht. Sustainability and a circulair economy were the central themes of this tender submission. Through co-commissioning future residents have a substantial influence on the design of the houses, which leads to a versatile over-all design of the housing block. (project page)
MEESVISER designed the brand-identity, logo and website for 120 ‘fully equipped designer rentals’ in Amsterdam North, a project envisioning a new interpretation of the traditional New Orleans facade. For the same project we are designing the interiors of the apartments.
A roundup of the projects we worked on during the first six months of 2016. We have been fortunate to work with a wide range of clients, including Lingotto, Dura Vermeer, Van Wijnen and Cordaan. Also we have been intensifying
For developer Lingotto we designed a building containing 30 short-stay apartments. The site is located on a prominent corner of the old village of Sloten, part of Amsterdam, but with it’s own identity which is actively guarded by the current
Architecture center Amsterdam, Arcam, organized a design studio on the topic micro apartments in Amsterdam. Commissioned by housing cooperation Ymere and De Key and developers AM and Synchroon, MEESVISSER participated in the research into the potential for this emerging international
Together with SO-IL from New York we won the competition for the renovation of the two locations of the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. Starting in 2018 the Hallen Haarlem and Frans Hals Museum will be integrated into one museum
For branded video content production company FREQUIN we designed a flexible and sustainable office building. The building provides space for their own headquarters, additional rentable spaces for other companies in the creative industry, parking and a camera shop on the ground floor. (project page)
We won the competition for an apartment block with 100 small apartments for starters on the housing market and holders of a refugee status permit. Client is the housing cooperation Ymere that is committed to helping to integrate these new
We submitted our competition proposal for the Hamm Kanalkante competition. The proposal for the City of Hamm, located along the river Lippe, laces up the historic inner city with the new and proposed canal front quarter. The design was made in collaboration with Bureau B+B urbanism and landscape architecture.
MEESVISSER has been selected by developer Synchroon as one of three architects for the first phase of Wisselspoor in Utrecht. Together with Space Encounters and Zecc we will fill in the master plan made by Studioninedots and Delva Landscape architects.
The building permit for the KBF-atrium has been submitted. We are currently focussing on working out the complex geometry of the steel construction in a BIM-model. The steel will be prefabricated, followed by a trial-assembly in the factory to make before construction on site.
We have finished the first phase of the design of Buiksloterham kavel 4a for Ymere. This phase mainly focussed on finding the right mix of programme and studying various options for the layout of the compact apartments. This involves the design of smart and compact built-in furniture for optimal use of the minimal available space.
In collaboration with DELVA landscape, we conducted a spatial study into the possibilities of a modular urban principle for living on water, informed by organisational systems of informal water-bound villages in Lagos, historical water cities Venice and Amsterdam, but also the aesthetical quality of floating icebergs and waterlilies. (project page)
We have been commissioned to design a large free standing villa on a beautiful site in Amsterdam Zuid. The main question: can you design a house with the typical ’20’s feel and attention to detail? Ever since, we have been
Commissioned by Stichting Mevrouw Meijer we conducted a study into several scenarios for the renovation and expansion of a typical sixties school building in Veenendaal (project page). Parallel to the research project we joined forces with de Architecten CIE to enter the European tender for the commission of the project.
Next to the factory of the steel production company Evers Staalbouw the construction of the KBF-atrium has been mounted to test the geometry. With a few hard hammer blows everything fit together and will be made ready for assembly on-site.
We have been commissioned by Dura Vermeer to join the design team for the infill of the new urban plan for Haarlem Schalkwijk Midden. The ambition is to create a ‘city between the trees’ that offers a quiet, green and
Our new office space in De Kauwgomballenfabriek is taking shape. The former Maple Leaf factory and later artist studios are currently transformed into a light and open office space. We’re expecting moving in by July.
In collaboration with Tom Frantzen (Frantzen et al) we conducted a feasibility study into the transformation of an old factory building into a hostel with 125 prefabricated wooden rooms and adjacent facilities for staff, clients and visitors. We’re awaiting a follow-up.
The detail design of Wisselspoor phase one has been finished recently. The project’s materialisation is coming together nicely in a palette of steel, brick and concrete. Our part of the project consists of 12 single family houses, a block with three large apartments and a block with 31 small studios.
Commissioned by the municipality of Amsterdam MEESVISSER made an architectural design for a 7500sqm block within a new masterplan for Weespertrekvaart. The aim of the study was to test the proposed urban and architectural regulations, find loopholes and make proposals
Today a small exhibition designed by SO-IL of the proposals for the renovation of Frans Hals Museum Hof and Hal has been opened by Ann Demeester, director of the museum. You can visit the exhibition till the end of September in location Hof.
MEESVISSER has been commissioned for the design of a new 75 room hotel in a former office building in Amsterdam Duivendrecht. We aim to combine the roughness of the existing exterior with a warm and tactile interior of the rooms.
The New Ikalto Academy envisions a new world class boarding school on a beautiful site above the village Ikalto in Georgia. We conducted an architectural study, exploring the sites potential qualities and programme. The study aspires to be the start
We submitted the concept design for Fluor in Haarlem. Together with Tank and van Dongen Koschuch we are re working on on the first phase of Schalkwijk Midden in Haarlem. In total it consists of approximately 30.000sqm of residential and
Recently the renovation of the Farmhouse in Amerongen has gone on-site. The house was built in 1778 and is listed as a national heritage monument. With this renovation we open up the old barn again, after it became rather clogged through a series of adaptations in the eighties.
We celebrated the opening of our new office space and updated website launch with over 100 friends, family, colleagues, clients and business contacts. We’re proud to share what we have been building up over the last few years.