The Sandt investment Engineers approached us in 2017 with the request to create a detached villa that would not only catch the eye because of its unique shape, but would also be able to withstand all weather conditions. The result of The Diamond House exceeded expectations. The design of the house has not only been […] Read more
Codam / Education
Codam is a cutting edge, new computer coding school in Amsterdam which, Corinne Vigreux, the founder of the children’s charity Sofronie is spear-heading. It will make a fantastic contribution to Amsterdam’s computer science industry providing job worthy education to people regardless of their experience or economic background. Location Codam 15 minutes away from the Central […] Read more
Four Elements Hotel IJburg
Spending a night in the world’s first virtually zero-energy, high-tech hotel. Soon, it will become a reality at the harbour of IJburg, Amsterdam. We designed Four Elements Hotel (Former Hotel Breeze) as a unique and innovative concept, resulting in the first (n) Zero Energy Hotel, with a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certification. Earth, Wind & Fire We […] Read more
The villa design, located in a three-acre garden, follows the outlines of the former residence, which was demolished to make place for the new house. The plan divides the garden into two sections: an intimate area for the residents, and an adjacent open area that follows the path of a small village road.
1000Mahler is designed for Amsterdam Zuidas, a new part of the city. The structure with terraces not only give the building the appearance of a residential building, but also flexibility in future use. The building’s transparency and high standard of comfort are directed towards companies that are looking for an honest chic.
For some time Minervahaven has been subject to major changes. The former port-oriented transhipment area is increasingly becoming home to several creative corporate headquarters, ranging from fashion companies such as Hugo Boss to workplaces for self-employed professionals, artists, and start-ups.
In many ways, integrated and hurricane resistant school buildings can be a catalyst to enhance the liveability and urban renewal of the fragile areas and neighbourhoods of St. Maarten. OZ Caribbean’s focus towards rebuilding schools has grown substantially since the damage caused by hurricane Irma on the Antillean Islands in 2017. The long-term rebuilding approach […] Read more
Kwartiermeester / Housing
Kavel 4c links up with building types typical for Amsterdam; Building blocks enclosing an inner garden.
The city of Arnhem is growing and becoming more attractive for the new urban citizen interested in residential areas where activities, commercial areas and shared facilities create an inclusive city atmosphere. A so-called ‘New Luxury’ is what these urban citizens have in common. OZ designed with St. Janswerf a luxurious housing plan combining a mix […] Read more
Villas Kleine Rieteiland IJburg
In lake IJsselmeer, to the east of Amsterdam, an urban development design was developed on an artificial archipelago: IJburg. The plan is divided into a number of islands, each planned out by a different architect. OZ are the supervising architects on the Kleine Rieteiland and are responsible for the design of 8 out of the projected 140 villas. Kleine Rieteiland is a test case for the principles of the urban plan.
The interior landscape erases the strict division between work and exhibition space, and allows for flexibility and easy change of use. We did not limit ourselves to the use of visual elements to evoke emotions, but enriched the experience of faraway destinations by adding the scent of local cuisine and sounds of the various areas, which visitors can smell and hear when they sit beneath one of the domes.
The reorganisation of the WUR (Wageningen University and Research Centre) has placed all departments and disciplines in a single location: The De Born campus, in Wageningen. Through a European-wide tender several architects were selected to design the new education and research centres. Together with Rafael Viñoly Architects we were selected for the Atlas building, which accommodates the Soil, Water & Climate centres and the Natuurplanbureau (Environmental Assessment Agency).
The project “Paardenmarkt” was completed in 2011. The project, situated on a historic location in the centre of Alkmaar, was a complete renovation and extension of the former cheese warehouse Eyssen. The monumental building was transformed into 22 dwellings for starters, two luxury penthouses, and an ingenious parking facility.