onder de bomen

The secret of Ommoord

September 21, 2014

In 2011 the Dutch government listed the Rotterdam neighborhood of Ommoord as a focus area of national importance for reconstruction era architecture…

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Soda Factory

September 20, 2014

This document is an investigation of the damage mechanisms present in the materials of a particular building. The case study involves an out of use soda factory in Schiedam, the Netherlands, which will be conserved and renovated for a new function. The investigation consisted of two site visits and the use of Monument Damage Diagnostic System (MDDS)


Forty Years of Bridges

September 20, 2014

Amsterdam is a city of water, formerly the world’s most important port, and criss‐crossed with canals. The canals of Amsterdam have always been the defining feature of the city. Originally utilitarian and used for transport, security and water control, they are now deeply imbedded in the identity of the city of Amsterdam.

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Religious Heritage The Hague

September 18, 2014

Church attendance in the Netherlands has been steadily declining over the last few decades while energy and maintenance costs are rising. Many church organizations are thinning their inventory in order to better be able to take care of the churches which are left. Because of this, in the coming ten years, an average of two church buildings are expected to lose their function each week in the Netherlands.

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Collective Housing

September 17, 2014

Between 1945 and 1975 almost 700,000 portiek flat dwellings were built in the Netherlands. That translates to almost 10% of the total housing stock.