Books and Publications

Rotterdam Centraal_L'Industria delle costruzioni

In the no 433 edition of L'Industria delle costruzioni the attention is fully focused on Dutch architecture. As key project Rotterdam Centraal is featured.

The editor’s note opens with ‘The works of architecture in this issue mark a radical change in what were once recognized dynamics in The Netherlands: a country to watch and a privileged observatory of international culture with its capacity to transform cities and regions through a combination of pragmatism and experimentation.’
‘A case point is the new station by Team CS in the heart of Rotterdam, a project that transformed the old square into an enclosed and continuous space: a hybrid between a station and commercial space, more appropriate for the “international rail hub” commissioned by the administration and investors.’

L'Industria delle costruzioni, no 433 – September-October 2013 ; author Leila Bochicchio ; ISSN 0579-4900

Circumstances – Work of MVSA

Circumstances — Work of MVSA
Hans Ibelings (ed.)
ISBN 9789085069713, English/Dutch edition, Paperback, 264 pages
€ 45.00
Published by
SUN Architecture

Circumstances cover

In the monograph ‘Circumstances’ MVSA explain how changing circumstances influence their work, ideas and methodology.
Circumstances influence the design, the ideas and the methodology of any architect. Building techniques are constantly changing, products are being developed further, and sustainability is attracting increasing attention. These are the conditions under which architects have to work and to which they have to adjust their designs. Moreover, they are faced with a growing urban density, changes in the nature of the commission, and large-scale teams.

Jumbo & Wärtsilä in Architecture Yearbook

The project Jumbo & Wärtsilä Offices in Schiedam is published in the new Architecture in the Netherlands yearbook 2013/2014.

Photography by Ronald Tilleman.
Published by nai010 publishers; ISBN 978-94-6208-115-4

General Publications


Stoutjesdijk, H., ‘Ruimtelijkheid door manipulaties met kubussen. Woonhuis Bosch en Duin’, in: de Architect, 16 (1985), nr. 4, pp. 44-47.

Schoemaker, H., ‘Het debuut van Meyer & Van Schooten’, in: Eigen Huis & Interieur, 22 (1989), nr. 8, pp. 46-50.

Lootsma, B., en M. van Stralen, ‘Prix de Rome als meeuwenkolonie. Spektakel verdringt inhoudelijke aspecten’, in: de Architect, 21 (1990), nr. 10, pp. 41-50.

Meyer, R., ‘Villa Il Girasole’, in: M. Kloos (red.), Architecture Now. A Compilation of Comments on the State of Contemporary Architecture. Amsterdam (Architectura & Natura Press) 1991, pp. 111-112.

‘Boutique Stars in Antwerp’, in: Wind (World interior design-Japan), 1993, nr. 21, pp. 108-110.

Kloos, M. (red.), Public Interiors. Architecture and public life inside Amsterdam.
Amsterdam (ARCAM/Architectura & Natura Press) 1993, pp. 84-86.

Meyer, R., ‘Villa Il Girasole’, in: Kloos, M. (red.), Die Haut der Erde. Architektur für ein neues Jahrhundert. Berlijn (Nishen) 1993, pp. 111-112.

Wortmann, A., ‘Meyer & Van Schooten contra de periferie/Meyer & Van Schooten versus the periphery’, in: Archis, 8 (1993), nr. 6, pp. 12-13.

‘Orthodontist’s offices, Almere, Netherlands 1992’, in: World Architecture, 1993, nr. 25, pp. 106-107.

Wortmann, A., ‘Meyer en Van Schooten. An Orthondontist Practice, Almere,
The Netherlands, 1993’, in: A+U, nr. 287 (08-1994), pp. 56-65.

Meyer, R., ‘Los Angeles – Car – Identity’, in: Expeditie L.A.. Rotterdam (NAi) 1995.

Rodermond, J., ‘Van volkshuisvesting naar woonmarketing’, in: de Architect, 26 (1995), nr. 5, pp. 28-41.

Brouwers, R. (red.), ‘Woningbouw Vespuccistraat en Bartholomeus Diazstraat,
Amsterdam’, in: Architectuur in Nederland. Jaarboek 1994-1995/Architecture in the Netherlands. Yearbook 1994-1995. Rotterdam (NAi) 1995, pp. 90-93.

Oosterman, A., Woningbouw in Nederland. Voorbeeldige architectuur van de jaren negentig/Housing in the Netherlands. Exemplary Architecture of the Nineties. Rotterdam (NAi) 1996, pp. 102-121.

Verstegen, T., ‘Afscheid van de camouflagetactiek. De “coming-out” van KEMA/End of the Camouflage Policy. The Coming-Out of the KEMA’, in: Archis, 11 (1996), nr. 2, pp. 18-29.

Brouwers, R. e.a. (red.), ‘Hoofdkantoor KEMA, Arnhem’, in: Architectuur in
Nederland. Jaarboek 1996-1997/Architecture in the Netherlands. Yearbook 1996-1997. Rotterdam (NAi) 1997, pp. 124-127.

Kloos, M. (red.), ‘Woningbouw Vespuccistraat en Bartholomeus Diazstraat, Amsterdam’, in: Amsterdam Architecture 1994-96. Amsterdam(ARCAM/Architectura & Natura Press) 1997, pp. 78-79.

ING Group Headquarters

The headquarters of the ING Group in Amsterdam is one of the most spectacular buildings of our time. Even before construction began, the design by Roberto Meyer and Jeroen van Schooten had etched itself into the public consciousness, immediately attracting such nicknames as the shoe, the dust buster and the TGV. The ING head office is more than just an eye-catching form. This is only one aspect of the complex unity of form, space, construction, technique and detail achieved by this architecture.
This book takes in-depth cognizance of this extraordinary building, from its mind-boggling structure and perfect detailing to its wealth of ambiences and spatiality. The architects themselves provide a well-founded and precisely detailed description of how their architecture fits together, and why this is so. Plans, sections and a great many details complete this building monograph together with stunning photographs from George Fessy.