2018

Masterplan Spijkerkade

Masterplan Spijkerkade

in Amsterdam Noord, a former industrial zone under redevelopment, a | project team of 4 | clients in collaboration with architectural design firms allard architecture and MVRDV are making a combined urban plan. The urban plan consists of 5 building projects and encompasses public space, parking and greenery. The building projects together form a 29-thousand square meter mix of housing, working, retail, restaurants, leisure and public functions.

2017

Herengracht 295

Herengracht 295

This former telephone centre at Herengracht 295 is meaningful to the urban fabric of the city because of the great increase in the scale of buildings that were built in this part of the canal belt which makes it unique. Architecturally, the building is typical of the post-war period. The design for this former industrial building will contain luxury apartments in the future and the internal design is configured to the existing external façade grid. The facade will also be framed by sandstone elements that protrude from the elevation of the building.

Wassenaar

Wassenaar

allard architecture was asked to sensitively design a new build consisting of two levels of residential apartments that sit on top of a commercial ground floor in the area of Wassenaar. Due to the increasing traffic around the site, the noise levels in the proposed building must be taken into high consideration. Another concern is the nature in the surrounding area which include large trees reaching heights of 30 meters. We will work alongside nature and design to exploit the surrounding positively.

Abcoude

Abcoude

For this project, allard architecture was asked to design a new family house located in Abcoude. The house sits adjacent to a family run hotel in the old railway station. The design was shielded from the hotel using large roof panels and opening up towards views across the surrounding countryside. The house was position in such a way that the site specific conditions were utilized in an optimal way, being that of using the height difference to benefit the programme.

2016

Gasthuismolensteeg

Gasthuismolensteeg

| team | designer: allard architecturephotography: allard architecture

X2

X2

This project was designed in the same language of our XITE building. It is the 4th generation of this type of building for us. The large bold, protruding floor plates and the angular sides are what defines our new builds style.

2015-16

Tetouan

Tetouan

Keizersgracht 466

Keizersgracht 466

Keizersgracht 466 is a canal house in Central Amsterdam. allard architecture have been asked to design a scheme to reconfigure the kitchen and living space. A linking bridge will join the two parts of the house.

Bloemgracht 1

Bloemgracht 1

Bloemgracht 1 sits on the corner between Bloemgracht and Prisengracht; it is a rijksmonument canal house that requires renovation. Allard architecture are currently working on this and are designing a reconfigured general layout. All design decisions are made with careful consideration of the historic nature of the building.

2015

Lindenstraat 5

Lindenstraat 5

Diezestraat 12

Diezestraat 12

Aquarius

Aquarius

Aquarius is an architectural initiative by allard architecture, designed with the intent to repurpose a small property in the Amsterdam Jordaan area. Currently in use as a storage and workroom for the adjacent fish shop, Allard Architecture proposes a vertical addition realised as a home within the upper levels, while maintaining the needs of the existing storage and workshop on ground level.Drawing on inspiration from the adjacent fish shop, the Aquarius concept is based on the arabesque motion of air bubbles rising to the surface in a fish bowl. This joyful notion is achieved through the intelligent stacking and arranging of windows on the street façade. Each element of the building plays an important role in connecting the new addition to Amsterdam’s monumental significance. Due to the compact nature of the site with a ground plot area of approximately 5 x 4 meters and maximum height of 13m, the construction process is required off-site using a prefabricated system of proposed steel or timber.

Amstelveenseweg 731

Amstelveenseweg 731

Transformatorweg 30

Transformatorweg 30

allard architecture was asked to develop a design for a new hotel and apartment complex in Amsterdam accommodating 140 houses and 150 hotel rooms with ample parking. In order to render the project cost-effective, the complex was designed as a system of prefabricated units and much research was put into developing the maximum efficiencies of space and materials. The units are then arranged to maximize daylighting and views, resulting in the triangular-cornered design. Being located on a corner lot also meant that this arrangement also worked well naturally for circulation of both people and vehicles.

Egelantiersstraat 67

Egelantiersstraat 67

Noordermarkt 40

Noordermarkt 40

In collaboration with Hugo Timmermans, two floors of this Amsterdam house were renovated and connected for a small family.

Keizersgracht 790

Keizersgracht 790

Hammerfest

Hammerfest

allard architecture has been asked to renovate and repurpose the ground floor of this monument in central Amsterdam for the studio, gallery and residence of a silversmith. This required adding a new partial basement underneath the entrance for a new kitchen and storage room and a bathroom on the back. In addition, the façade of the storefront will be redesigned, combining both the original design and the new program.

2de Egelantiersdwarsstraat

2de Egelantiersdwarsstraat

For this renovation of a monument, Allard Architecture was asked to restore the condition of the house. Like many other old buildings in central Amsterdam, the house needed foundation work. A wine cellar and a serre leading to the garden were also added at the | client’s request.

Badbuiten

Badbuiten

2014

Wodanstraat 3

Wodanstraat 3

M. H. Trompstraat 25

M. H. Trompstraat 25

Lutmastraat

Lutmastraat

This competition entry is a proposal for a renovation and addition to an existing office building in Amsterdam. The program for the building is mixed, with the lower floors remaining as offices for the existing businesses and the higher, new floors being dedicated to residential purposes. The proposal includes 3 apartments and 3 masionettees. The light steel structure of the new addition offers a small separation from the existing building, providing a contemporary design that is sympathetic to the history of the building.

Sint-Annaland

Sint-Annaland

allard architecture was asked to develop a schematic design for the development of a series of recreational summerhouses in Zeeland, the south-west of the Netherlands. Situated on the dike, these houses are designed in four clusters of three houses, containing a variety of typologies. The design of the houses was inspired by the surface of the exterior dike wall. This results in a visual continuation of the dike.

Hilversumsche Golfclub

Hilversumsche Golfclub

For this clubhouse allard architecture was asked to submit a competition proposal for the prestigious Hilversumsche Golfclub. The design of the new clubhouse and facilities was based on the angles found in golf, i.e. posture, club loft, etc. This translates into the angular geometry in the light wells of the public areas in the clubhouse. The flat roof accommodates both these light wells and a sod roof for rainwater collection and filtration.

Congo Residence

Congo Residence

allard architecture was asked to develop a housing project in collaboration with a Dutch architect based in Congo, Marleen Inia. This residence is a four storey building, situated in front of the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the first three layers hosts two 3-bedroom apartments and two 1-bedroom apartments. Two penthouses occupy the last floor with a big terrace and stunning view. The residents will also have access to a shared swimming pool, located on the ground floor.

Westerstraat 100

Westerstraat 100

This project is a renovation of a national monument, Allard Architecture was asked to design a contemporary loft-style apartment in central Amsterdam. For the renovation, eighty percent of the wooden structure had to be replaced. As a result, much detail has been placed in the exposure of these elements and can be seen in the beams and flooring.

Singel 356

Singel 356

This monument in central Amsterdam was to be adapted for offices and apartments. A new elevator was required to service the apartments above and the offices below, and a central light well was to be constructed to bring in daylight to the central areas of the building.

Kleverparkweg 75

Kleverparkweg 75

2013

Valeruisstraat 254 HS

Valeruisstraat 254 HS

Nespresso Amsterdam

Nespresso Amsterdam

allard architecture was approached to obtain a building permit and negotiate with the municipality’s aesthetic committee for a new Nespresso store on one of the most upscale shopping areas of Amsterdam.

Hogeweg 50

Hogeweg 50

allard architecture was asked to design and execute a contemporary renovation of the first and second floors of a family house for an international couple. The design focuses around a central bookshelf staircase connecting the two floors internally and also the interior aesthetics. A new kitchen has also been installed, in addition to work on the living room and bedrooms.

Broekermeerdijk

Broekermeerdijk

3e Helmerstraat 35

3e Helmerstraat 35

Kerkstraat 302

Kerkstraat 302

Warmoesstraat 36

Warmoesstraat 36

Allard Architecture was asked to submit a proposal for a renovation of a monument opposite the damrak in Amsterdam. Located on Warmoestraat in the old city centre of Amsterdam, the design was intended to create a winter garden for the Rode Loper, the restaurant that would occupy the ground floor. This new winter garden would provide a complete and previously unavailable to the public. of the damrak. Above the restaurant would be a group of new apartments with a separate entrance.

The Sand

The Sand

Allard Architecture was asked by the | client to renovate an existing indoor beach volleyball building and event space to be used as a club. This required the design of a new interior with bars, balconies and terraces, all while maintaining the air of the previous beach volleyball program. A concrete box was designed to separate performance spaces to allow multiple DJs to play simultaneously without the bleeding into the other rooms.

2012

Utrechtsedwarstraat 52

Utrechtsedwarstraat 52

allard architecture was part of the development of this picturesque house on the Utrechtsedwarsstraat in the city centre of Amsterdam. The three levels, extension and back façade are completely renovated, only the traditional front façade will stay the same. The extension at the back of the house and the new rear façade open up the interior spaces. Through the new glass façade at the corner of the extension, extra light can penetrate into the house. The new rear façade shows the evolution of the house, contrasting the original structure with the contemporary addition.

Sauna Oase

Sauna Oase

Rubensstraat 50

Rubensstraat 50

Ramplaan 31

Ramplaan 31

allard architecture was asked to extend this family home at Haarlem. The intent of the design was to open up and brighten the kitchen and living space through the use of skylights and an open façade, with nine wooden doors. This then opens onto the garden, connecting the new family space to the outdoor area.

Lindenstraat 59

Lindenstraat 59

Joline Jolink

Joline Jolink

Joline Jolink's 30 days offline pop-up store opened on the 7th of October 2012 in the trendy Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets) area. allard architecture was asked to design an interior that fits the temporary character of the store, done in collaboration with multidisciplinary | designer Hugo Timmermans.

De Wittenstraat 72

De Wittenstraat 72

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

allard architecture was asked to re-zone and transform this picturesque former nurses’ canteen into a private home. Located in Bloemendaal, the property has a beautiful forested backyard. The interior is focused on an open, central staircase, which was inspired by Lina Bo Bardi. Centralizing the staircase creates a point of interaction while at the same point allowing for personal space in other areas of the house. The original arches in the basement have been both preserved and incorporated into the architecture creating appealing hallways, walls and niches throughout the lower level. In addition, the roof was replaced with a coloured zinc finish.

Bloemgracht 134-6

Bloemgracht 134-6

Amstelstraat 23

Amstelstraat 23

2e Jan Steenstraat 101

2e Jan Steenstraat 101

Riyadh

Riyadh

Saudi Arabia has strong traditions, which include the segregation of genders and strict family gender roles. For this project, allard architecture was asked to design a family home which would break free from these traditions while still respecting them. The design of the house follows modern principles and maintains an open minded approach towards Saudi customs. The well known city walls of Al-Diriyah inspired the traditional Arab facade, from which a new aesthetic style is derived. The rooms near this typical Arab façade are service-based, however, the dome focuses on an open gallery and ceiling which breaks the traditional style. The climax is found when you reach the middle of the dome and your attention is drawn to towards the light, helping to clear the mind and exhibiting this novel view of Saudi traditions.

Museum Congo

Museum Congo

In cooperation with local architect Marleen Inia of INIA Interior Design and allard architecture was asked to participate in a competition for Total E&P Congo with the intention of constructing the Diosso Ma’ Loango Museum in Congo. The main goal was to attract a diverse range of visitors. The museum expands on the existing collection of protected items in Congo, focusing attention to the regional craftsmanship. It would also provide a healthy working environment for women, while also having a series of selected viewing platforms.The woven tapi is made with the metier aticer, and can still be utilized to this day by trained individuals. By hanging the tapis along the facades of the building, the community can proudly exhibit their work and cultural roots. The viewing platforms provide bird eye views into a proposed four quadrant garden. Here, many school children can learn about the regional flowers and agricultural vegetation of Congo. Each quadrant explains a different type of vegetation. The platforms on the roof of the museum are connected by a series of stairs, from which people can stargaze and interact with a system of photovoltaic cells that generate electricity for the museum and several neighbouring houses.

Heerhugowaard

Heerhugowaard

Commissioned by Mulder Obdam Ontwikkeling BV and initiator OPENdevelopment, More for You consultants and allard architecture were asked to investigate and design a proposal for a development area just beyond the Heerhugowaard train station. The development area is located at the historical street of Heerhugowaard, Stationsweg and is part of the urban plan vision of 2020 for Heerhugowaard. The municipality of Heerhugowaard wants to expand the city towards the west in the upcoming years. Therefore, our proposal is to place a focal point in the west which will attract further development and the public towards this area.

Havenstraat

Havenstraat

allard architecture developed a sketch design for a dwelling scheme in the Havenstraat area, near the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. As there is a large demand for new houses in various parts of the city, the city of Amsterdam issued a long term development project that calls for 4500 houses to be constructed in the southern area of Amsterdam. A large building complex on the Havenstraat is planned to consist of the first 500. Allard Architecture was inspired by these plans to develop a dwelling scheme that adapts to the specific qualities of the Havenstraat area. For the design, the primary aspects of the site consist of a redeveloped industrial area and green boulevard separating the three dwelling volumes. The scheme is planned in such a way to allow the old tram track to loop within the buildings and new green zone, thus connecting the urban fabric. The design acts as a means to link these aspects of the area, with lines of movement along each volume reaching out towards the heart of Amsterdam.

Planciusstraat 17D

Planciusstraat 17D

Leidsegracht 55

Leidsegracht 55

Lauriergracht 47 H

Lauriergracht 47 H

Giethoorn

Giethoorn

This existing house is located in Giethoorn, also known as the “Venice of the North” for its many canals and bridges. Due to the discovery of asbestos, many elements of the house needed to be replaced by the extension, leading the design itself to be focused around the serre. The new façade is constructed in a Japansese wood slat approach called Shou-sugi-ban. This construction technique makes the wood impervious to fungi and bacteria, minimizing maintenance and increasing its lifespan.

Rustenburgerstraat 326

Rustenburgerstraat 326

Des Présstraat

Des Présstraat

Located in Amsterdam South, this former school has been repurposed as studios for individuals and businesses. Allard Architecture was asked to renovate part of a former gym hall for one of these studios. As the floors needed to be replaced, the floor was lowered to accommodate a new mezzanine. The interior walls have a metal finish, retaining the roughness of the studio and allowing work to be pinned up on them.

2011

Wolvenstraat 23

Wolvenstraat 23

Silodam 255

Silodam 255

Johannes Verhulststraat 24-3

Johannes Verhulststraat 24-3

Horstel-Dreienwalde

Horstel-Dreienwalde

The D Ring master plan is for the development of an Event and Racing complex in Horstel in northwestern Germany. The initial phase of this project was planned for 2011 to 2012, where necessary maintenance and renovation of the existing conditions was completed. The building phase is expected to be completed by 2015. The vision involves the creation of a new dynamic space, which caters to families and people of all ages. The many zones of the master plan will hold spaces for events and festivals of various scales, suitable for a range of outdoor and indoor activities. A 1.5 km race track is going to be created in and around the Munmont building, where the building itself will be transformed into a hotel, restaurant and workshop. The former tower and its surrounding buildings are reused as a race control centre, pit and paddock boulevard. With minimal adaption to the space, large events such as dance or music performances can be hosted in the existing hangars, which can also be used as film studios. The shelters will be restored and converted into restaurants, car showrooms, museums, etc.

Ceintuurbaan 177

Ceintuurbaan 177

allard architecture has designed a new interior for the four-level family home at Ceintuurbaan, located south of central Amsterdam. The foundation of the building together with the adjacent building has been restored. While keeping the historic facade intact, the entire interior plan has been redesigned. In order to increase the living space of the house, a finished basement has been added. The relocation and design of the staircase amplifies the open and light nature of this home.The house contains three main levels, of which the ground floor and first floor are left open. These floors together with the existing high ceilings, create a more open and sophisticated atmosphere. On the ground floor, the kitchen and study are separated by pivoting glass doors.The four-level home now allows light to drench the open area and the high specification finish uses the space more effectively.

Windenergie

Windenergie

Allard Architecture was asked to develop visions for future wind turbine placement along the Houtribdijk, which separates the Markermeer from the IJsselmeer. Through this research process Allard Architecture developed a proposal for wind turbine placements that tackle existing technical and financial difficulties in the maintenance of the Dutch waterworks. This way the new windturbines serve multiple purposes in addition to generating renewable energy.

Islamic Centre

Islamic Centre

Designed as part of a larger development on the Zeeburgerpad, Allard Architecture’s Islamic Centre in East of Amsterdam would serve Amsterdam’s need for an open and welcoming environment for Islam in the community. The project was designed at the suggestion of certain decision-makers of the City of Amsterdam. The building is situated in the east of Amsterdam, facing Mecca. The design of the building is based on Al-Hajar Al-Aswad, or the Black Stone, a holy Islamic relic consisting now of a collection of black Stone fragments. These fragments are then translated planometrically, resulting in an open and symbolic contemporary community complex.

Helicopterstraat

Helicopterstraat

Driving Range Utrecht

Driving Range Utrecht

Noordermarkt 27

Noordermarkt 27

The owners of this historical building asked allard architecture to remodel their bathroom. By placing a partition wall in the middle of the private bedroom suite, the bedroom and master bathroom were able to keep their open nature, while properly dividing the sleeping, storage and bathroom spaces.

Nicolaas Witsenkade 21

Nicolaas Witsenkade 21

Lindenstraat 3

Lindenstraat 3

allard architecture was asked to renovate a house in central Amsterdam in the Jordaan. This typical house on Lindenstraat was built around 1640, demanding an accommodating design approach. The renovation was split up into different phases in order to ensure that the family was not forced to move out during construction.

Keizersgracht 140

Keizersgracht 140

In the city center of Amsterdam, on the Keizersgracht, allard architecture has designed a new interior of an achterhuis (back house). Not only has the interior been renewed, but also the foundation of the back house had to be completely replaced. The house accommodates a young family. Despite the small footprint, the house has one master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and one bedroom with a separate bathroom. This second bedroom can be divided in the future into two smaller bedrooms. The new kitchen is situated in the basement. With the help of skilled technicians, steel poles were inserted inside the walls and hidden from view for structural support.

Herengracht 38

Herengracht 38

2010

Klushub

Klushub

The Klushub project involves the complete overhaul of a typical late seventies office building which was constructed during a time of rapid expansion for the city of Amsterdam. Allard Architecture developed a strategy to integrate a variable façade system that will enable the building to adapt into a multi-use program. The new façade system is made up of internal glazing sections with grow trays for plants that are hung from the top of each floor slab. From here vegetation grows up a light weight rib structure that spans each floor and also serves as a shading device for the spaces within. The original block is made up of obsolete building systems, making it difficult for the building to be modernized. The entire building is focused around a garden theme. The ground floor is opened up in plan to become a gardening centre. Shops, offices, work spaces and support facilities for business start-ups fill the floors above. At the top of the building is a restaurant that is covered by a pergola structure.

Aerdenhout

Aerdenhout

This former guesthouse in Aerdenhout has been transformed into a spacious family home. By taking out the whole interior it was possible to redesign the floor plan by creating a spacious open kitchen and living room on the ground floor. Upstairs, three bedrooms and two bathrooms are created and connect via a beautiful corridor.

Structuurvisie Moerdijk

Structuurvisie Moerdijk

Ritchie Bros. Auction Centre

Ritchie Bros. Auction Centre

Allard Architecture was asked to design a new check-in pavillion for the Richie Bros auction terrain in Moerdijk. From this building the flow of products for auction can be managed, providing an overview on the terrain, while providing a recognizable sign that embodies the Ritchie Bros brand. www.rbauction.com

Mijdrecht

Mijdrecht

Allard Architecture was asked to do a design study for a car park site in Mijdrecht, providing for a new housing typology for the city. The study explores the idea of sinking the existing public car park, which is essential for the local shopping industry and the housing complex above. Above the parking level, a new landscape is created including private gardens and shared amenities. This maintains the active street front, while providing the neighborhood with some welcome green space.

2009-2012

Flow Hotel

Flow Hotel

2009-2010

Plantage Badlaan

Plantage Badlaan

2009

Beuningen Town Hall

Beuningen Town Hall

Allard architecture was asked to formulate a pre-tender design for the expansion of the Beuningen Town Hall. The submission provided the basis for the town to tender the project to other architects to propose their designs to expand the town hall’s current facilities.

Mirador

Mirador

The Mirador project is designed to work both visually and physically as a transitional gateway to the nature park beyond. The building narrative has been developed so that connections can be made to the natural landscape. The building’s form is based on a combination of functional programming, material efficiency, and environmental strategy, with a floor plan that optimizes natural illumination and cross ventilation. The facade material contains photovoltaic cells to supplement energy consumption and reduce solar gain. The green roofs of the building contain vegetative landscape that help regulate the internal temperature and allows for grey water harvesting for use in the building.

Bloemgracht 84

Bloemgracht 84

2008

Drakenburgerweg 51

Drakenburgerweg 51

Modemstraat

Modemstraat

Allard Architecture created a new retail and office building in Amsterdam’s historic shipbuilding quarter. The link between industry and water was the first inspiration. The | clients requested to focus on a company from the creative industries: fashion, media, television or advertising, as well as the immediate surroundings. These factors influenced the resulting design of a series of stepped “vases” each with a clear view and connection to the water. In addition, a number of sustainable technologies are implemented, such as a photoluminescent concrete façade and a reduced amount of glazing on the south and west facades which get direct sun.

Flevo Dome

Flevo Dome

Conceived as a venue for events and activities, Area 6 combines an arena typology with an interactive exhibition space for testing and playing with the latest technologies on the market. A multi-functional program is distributed throughout the building with the use of ramps and slabs, shaping the building into an experiential plan. At the immediate entrance, showrooms display the newest electronic products while the platforms house the TV studios, Hollodecks, theatres and retail spaces across three levels. A three story atrium splits the Arena from the gaming platforms, while creating a multi-functional space that is flexible enough to interact with both sides of the building. The metal façade changes depending on the event, weather conditions and time of day. The shell therefore gives a glimpse into what the interior and exterior conditions of the building are.

ADC

ADC

Amsterdam North provides ample opportunities for regeneration, especially on the banks of the IJ. The Micro Masterplan tackles one such area, creating a fresh new municipal ambience that promotes communal integration and interactive relations between residential and office life on a shared site. Recent initiatives in this neighborhood have repeatedly resulted in solitary vertical structures. Sealed off with fences, these buildings have fragmented the local community. The Micro Masterplan attempts to resolve this problem by incorporating an urban wall with windows and walk ways that promote urban porosity while maintaining individual privacy. While the external skin of the complex displays uniformity, the internal living space represents the diversity articulated in the various individual characters of the complex buildings. The inner courtyard further enhances the standard of living, while by precisely positioning the living blocks, daylight and viewpoints enhance the intrinsic formation. Overall, this design takes on a campus-like character stimulating micro-urbanism and encouraging public interaction throughout the complex.

2007

Plantage Muidergracht 8

Plantage Muidergracht 8

Melissa Pier

Melissa Pier

Melissa Pier is a design for the redevelopment of a private quay. The design is based on a steel grid that would allow boat owners to build their own boathouses within the docks.

Herengracht 23

Herengracht 23

Haquartstraat 8

Haquartstraat 8

Flevo Test Centre

Flevo Test Centre

The Flevo Test Centre (FTC) is a versatile, mobility testing facility within Lelystad’s new business-industrial area. Located within an existing infrastructure of unprecedented potential, FTC provides four unique test tracks nearby Lelystad Airport. Currently spread across separate testing facilities and circuits, FTC seeks to combine the needs of the RDW, the ANWB, Pon and the Police Academy into one centralized facility while protecting the organizations from the neighbouring airport expansion. The proposed facility is of great interest for pioneering companies who engage in clean, innovative, research driven transport, with experience in sales to a wide geographic. Existing car importers and auto-pioneers can follow the latest developments in the mobility field; even companies that convert existing vehicles will find their place in the FTC. The FTC will provide the public a center where users can physically interact with different advancements in mobility in an educative environment.

Singel 148

Singel 148

2006

Westerhuis

Westerhuis

Tri-Tower Residence

Tri-Tower Residence

Novotel Business Hotel

Novotel Business Hotel

Nano Office Tower

Nano Office Tower

Lijnbaansgracht 56

Lijnbaansgracht 56

Hillegom

Hillegom

Allard Architecture was asked to perform a quick design study for the potential development of a group of homes in Hillegom. This small town in the west of the Netherlands is surrounded by flower fields, a big source of inspiration for the design.