Rotterdam, Netherlands


Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma

Christien Meindertsma: Act Local

Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, Rotterdam-based Christine Meinderstma has carved a niche for herself exploring the stories of ordinary objects. Take her book PIG (2007), which...
parksite residence dugout
House Tours

Parksite Residence, Rotterdam

A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. The strongest point...
krill garden house assembled

Outside In or Inside Out?

Among the kitschy, gnome-loving chalets of Holland's community gardens, Krill Architects created an anomalously spare and highly adaptable Garden House.
hutten point it glove and dombo mug portrait

Everyone Deserves a Richard Hutten

With an impressive body of work behind him, Richard Hutten is one of the Netherlands’s most internationally successful designers.
mvrdv dutch pavilion exterior

The Placemakers

"We want to position our work outside of architecture, as a clear piece of sociology and ecology."
bilak peter girl cover portrait

Typographer Focus: Peter Biľak

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.