Built on reclaimed land, the Dutch village was meant to fulfil a modernist vision of rural, communal life. But like any settlement in the countryside, it has had to adapt to survive, writes Peter Smisek.
Serious money is moving into the city’s old shipyards, now one of Europe’s most vibrant creative quarters. For ICON 150, Enya Moore went to find out whether the area's rapid transformations means the designers will eventually be moving out. These photos, by Raoul Kramer, accompany the article
From the High Line to the Serpentine, the Dutch landscape designer has redrawn the boundaries between architecture and nature, bringing the wild into the heart of the city. Riya Patel went to meet him in his studio in a remote part of the Netherlands
At IMM Cologne this month, &Tradition and Dutch design studio Ontwerpduo showed off a lighting system inspired by climbing plants
Artist Renzo Martens is attempting to recreate the economic effects of the commercial art market in cities such as London and New York on a plantation in central Africa
The Dutch designer's masks and coat hooks may appear absurd, but their commercial appeal has attracted a host of admirers, from Moustache to G-Star Raw
Ten years in the making, MVRDV's grand gesture in its home city wraps a grey slab of housing around a tasty filling
The designer and co-founder of the Dutch practice spoke to Icon during Belgrade Design Week last month about nature, technology and the studio's latest project at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
OMA’s massive wall of cantilevered tower blocks is a curious addition to a city already awash with empty office space.
Spanish firm Cruz y Ortiz's restoration of the Netherland's largest museum shows the grandeur of 19th-century romanticism in a new light
While much recent design has been preoccupied with the opportunities presented by new technologies, this Dutch design studio has been thinking ahead to the risks of the future
Dutch practice DUS proposes an alternative architecture through social networks, temporary interventions and open sourcing. Now it is printing its first building, a canal house in Amsterdam, which it hopes will be replicated and reworked along the city's northern waterways
This Eindhoven-based design duo’s musings on the sun have yielded a series of mesmerising lights that mimic celestial movements.
The first European retrospective of Kahn’s work in 40 years makes Owen Hatherley wonder about the architect’s place in the pantheon.
A Dutch design duo has created a machine that gives our ephemeral text message communication physical form – using bleach and lengths of coloured cotton.
A Dutch maritime museum is given a new lease of life, from the shimmering light of the entrance to the basement’s murky depths
The simple, reduced forms of Floris Hovers’ miniature boats, cars and other vehicles should be seen less as designs, more as “playful thoughts” the Dutch furniture and toy maker says – it’s up to children to make something of them.