XVW architectuur

We work with an open mind and are curious. To the program, the place, the people we work with and to the technical and social preconditions. 

The architecture that takes shape in that process is not a goal in its self but the result of our way of working. Linked by our own signature, each project will have its own specific form.

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Kleiburg in magazine Blauwe Kamer

The Parool Triangle

Not all too long ago Wibautstraat was, in the eyes of many Amsterdam residents, the ugliest street in the city. The broad, fraying backbone of the street, with what appears to be a hotchpotch of modern ensembles…

The new ‘Fabric’ architect

At the invitation of Arcam, Olv Klijn and Eric Frijters of FABRIC spoke about what fascinates them at a presentation held on 11 October. Despite the football game on TV that evening, the conference hall at de Brakke Grond was filled to the rafters. This …

Building aesthetics – good idea

A short while ago, on the way home after a relaxing holiday in the Swiss Alps, I noticed something significant in the vicinity of Bern. What drew my attention was something seemingly trivial: the width, thickness and legibility of the temporary orange lines the Swiss …

See you again next year?

Just as in the year before, I visited the Provada. Last year I was genuinely surprised at how few architects had attended – easily recognizable among the typical ‘estate agent’ suits – and this year was no different. This year saw only two architectural firms …