Archive for the 'Zaanse Schans' Category


August 17, 2011

The house on Zonnewijzerspad 5 will be the ‘home’ base for the residency at the Zaanse Schans. A truly intriguing place, where at 8,45 while having breakfast, the first tourists look though the window…..Portrait of the house and it’s surroundings¬† starts from the detailing, color schemes, structural layering. Both simplicity and complexity achieved by putting the basic elements together. Portrait of the House records the situation as found containing the layer of the earlier residents, as the ‘wrapping’ by Dutch artist Amie Dicke. The study period will be rounded up by an expert dinner dealing with the themes of authenticity, monument, replica, public/private, continuity and more……


July 4, 2011

Non-fiction, office for Cultural Innovation invited HL architecture for the residency in a monumental house in the Zanse Schans. The famous, notorious and intricate place is owned by Stadsherstel that tries engaging with different audiences and adopting contemporary strategies for their projects. The residency will explore the past and future potential of the area, advising a strategic branding strategy. On a smaller scale the strategy will envisage the possibility of incorporating the traditional techniques, crafts,detailing and building parts into a contemporary setting, defining a new ZS brand. During the course of residency we will hold the open hours or ‘inloop spreekuur’ for architectural advice on site.¬†