Tomas Dirrix wins the  Unfair18 Architect Award.   For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Ada Finci  Foto by Jeroen Verrecht

Tomas Dirrix wins the Unfair18Architect Award. 

For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Ada Finci

Foto by Jeroen Verrecht

 Tomas Dirrix wins the  Unfair18  Architect Award.   For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Ada Finci

Tomas Dirrix wins the Unfair18 Architect Award. 

For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Ada Finci

 Petrified Carpets  'Petrified Carpets' is a collection of architectural elements inspired by the Persian carpet and oriental garden. The Persian carpet is interpreted as a planimetric representation of a garden. Its motifs of the frame, the central medallion and the grid – resemble various architectural elements found in Persian gardens such as the surrounding wall, the central fountain, the kiosk, and the doorways to the garden.   Petrified Carpets was presented at the Dutch Design Week 2016 and at the Salone Del Mobile 2017, and was supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Milan. This project was made in collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Hurks Prefabbeton. 

Petrified Carpets

'Petrified Carpets' is a collection of architectural elements inspired by the Persian carpet and oriental garden. The Persian carpet is interpreted as a planimetric representation of a garden. Its motifs of the frame, the central medallion and the grid – resemble various architectural elements found in Persian gardens such as the surrounding wall, the central fountain, the kiosk, and the doorways to the garden. 

Petrified Carpets was presented at the Dutch Design Week 2016 and at the Salone Del Mobile 2017, and was supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Milan. This project was made in collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Hurks Prefabbeton. 

 Tomas Dirrix wins the  Unfair18  Architect Award.   For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam.

Tomas Dirrix wins the Unfair18 Architect Award. 

For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam.

 Permanent Installation ‘Holes in a Wall’  A permanent installation created in commission for the Dakendagen Festival to create a tangible relation for the interior of ‘Op Het Dak, a rooftop bistro on top of the Schieblok, and the greenery of rooftop garden and its surrounding cityscape. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and made possible by the Dura Fonds. Photograph by EH (Kyoutangtae Kim).

Permanent Installation ‘Holes in a Wall’

A permanent installation created in commission for the Dakendagen Festival to create a tangible relation for the interior of ‘Op Het Dak, a rooftop bistro on top of the Schieblok, and the greenery of rooftop garden and its surrounding cityscape. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and made possible by the Dura Fonds. Photograph by EH (Kyoutangtae Kim).

 De Dwarsstraat finalist in the Who Cares Competition  Our plan 'De Dwarsstraat' for the competition Who Cares is a proposal to transform an undefined cross-street of the neighbourhood Carnisse, Rotterdam and some of its adjacent buildings into an convenient urban corridor for new living and healthcare conditions. Plan developed for diederendirrix architects, together with Vitaalzorgvast, Delva en UNITiD.

De Dwarsstraat finalist in the Who Cares Competition

Our plan 'De Dwarsstraat' for the competition Who Cares is a proposal to transform an undefined cross-street of the neighbourhood Carnisse, Rotterdam and some of its adjacent buildings into an convenient urban corridor for new living and healthcare conditions. Plan developed for diederendirrix architects, together with Vitaalzorgvast, Delva en UNITiD.

 Permanent Installation ‘Holes in a Wall’  A permanent installation created in commission for the Dakendagen Festival to create a tangible relation for the interior of ‘Op Het Dak, a rooftop bistro on top of the Schieblok, and the greenery of rooftop garden and its surrounding cityscape. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and made possible by the Dura Fonds. Photograph by EH (Kyoutangtae Kim).

Permanent Installation ‘Holes in a Wall’

A permanent installation created in commission for the Dakendagen Festival to create a tangible relation for the interior of ‘Op Het Dak, a rooftop bistro on top of the Schieblok, and the greenery of rooftop garden and its surrounding cityscape. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and made possible by the Dura Fonds. Photograph by EH (Kyoutangtae Kim).

 Tomas Dirrix winner of the Meesterproef 2017.   In a competition organised by the Atelier Vlaams Bouwmeester Tomas Dirrix was selected as winner with a plan for the conversion of an enclosed, 100 meter long farm in the impressive landscape of the Wortel-Colony of Benevolence, established in 1822. While maintaining the original closed character of the complex, the brief for a distillery and tasting rooms asked for a strong relationship with the surrounding herb garden and landscape. The project embraces this paradox, and proposes to actually double the existing external wall, through which also a new public-route is established.

Tomas Dirrix winner of the Meesterproef 2017. 

In a competition organised by the Atelier Vlaams Bouwmeester Tomas Dirrix was selected as winner with a plan for the conversion of an enclosed, 100 meter long farm in the impressive landscape of the Wortel-Colony of Benevolence, established in 1822. While maintaining the original closed character of the complex, the brief for a distillery and tasting rooms asked for a strong relationship with the surrounding herb garden and landscape. The project embraces this paradox, and proposes to actually double the existing external wall, through which also a new public-route is established.

 Petrified Carpets  'Petrified Carpets' is a collection of architectural elements inspired by the Persian carpet and oriental garden. The Persian carpet is interpreted as a planimetric representation of a garden. Its motifs of the frame, the central medallion and the grid – resemble various architectural elements found in Persian gardens such as the surrounding wall, the central fountain, the kiosk, and the doorways to the garden.   Petrified Carpets was presented at the Dutch Design Week 2016 and at the Salone Del Mobile 2017, and was supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Milan. This project was made in collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Hurks Prefabbeton. 

Petrified Carpets

'Petrified Carpets' is a collection of architectural elements inspired by the Persian carpet and oriental garden. The Persian carpet is interpreted as a planimetric representation of a garden. Its motifs of the frame, the central medallion and the grid – resemble various architectural elements found in Persian gardens such as the surrounding wall, the central fountain, the kiosk, and the doorways to the garden. 

Petrified Carpets was presented at the Dutch Design Week 2016 and at the Salone Del Mobile 2017, and was supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Milan. This project was made in collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Hurks Prefabbeton. 

 De Dwarsstraat finalist in the Who Cares Competition  Our plan 'De Dwarsstraat' for the competition Who Cares is a proposal to transform an undefined cross-street of the neighbourhood Carnisse, Rotterdam and some of its adjacent buildings into an convenient urban corridor for new living and healthcare conditions. Plan developed for diederendirrix architects, together with Vitaalzorgvast, Delva en UNITiD.

De Dwarsstraat finalist in the Who Cares Competition

Our plan 'De Dwarsstraat' for the competition Who Cares is a proposal to transform an undefined cross-street of the neighbourhood Carnisse, Rotterdam and some of its adjacent buildings into an convenient urban corridor for new living and healthcare conditions. Plan developed for diederendirrix architects, together with Vitaalzorgvast, Delva en UNITiD.

 Exhibition Torre David at De Dépendance  ‘Torre David – Informal Vertical Communities’ - the award-winning exhibition on Torre David, a skyscraper complex in Caracas, Venezuela - was presented in the context of the Hofpoort Tower in the Centre of Rotterdam. The space was appropriated with a nearly 100 meter long curtain through which intimate, domestic settings were created while at the same time providing space for hanging the photographs of Iwan Baan as a monumental doubling of the cityscape vistas from the tower. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Sereh Mandias (De Dépendance). Photograph by Jeroen Musch. 

Exhibition Torre David at De Dépendance

‘Torre David – Informal Vertical Communities’ - the award-winning exhibition on Torre David, a skyscraper complex in Caracas, Venezuela - was presented in the context of the Hofpoort Tower in the Centre of Rotterdam. The space was appropriated with a nearly 100 meter long curtain through which intimate, domestic settings were created while at the same time providing space for hanging the photographs of Iwan Baan as a monumental doubling of the cityscape vistas from the tower. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Sereh Mandias (De Dépendance). Photograph by Jeroen Musch. 

 Low Rise, High Density Weststrasse, Zurich  Two buildings, one of six stories and one of eight stories, reconnect in losely arranged composition a corner plot at the Wesstrasse, Zurich. The plan consists of an interwoven housing typology of five apartments organised over two floors.  This project looks at the European city, in this case Zurich, for which strategies for the its growth through low rise densification is considered. Instead of advocating universal solutions this project rather tries to find a strategy that is relevant to the unique set of conditions encountered in a place. And because we are dealing with the European city this inevitably means a complex history and urban inheritance.  This project was developed as part of a  studio  run by Jonathan Sergison at the Academia di Mendrisio.

Low Rise, High Density
Weststrasse, Zurich

Two buildings, one of six stories and one of eight stories, reconnect in losely arranged composition a corner plot at the Wesstrasse, Zurich. The plan consists of an interwoven housing typology of five apartments organised over two floors.

This project looks at the European city, in this case Zurich, for which strategies for the its growth through low rise densification is considered. Instead of advocating universal solutions this project rather tries to find a strategy that is relevant to the unique set of conditions encountered in a place. And because we are dealing with the European city this inevitably means a complex history and urban inheritance.

This project was developed as part of a studio run by Jonathan Sergison at the Academia di Mendrisio.

 Low Rise, High Density Weststrasse, Zurich  Two buildings, one of six stories and one of eight stories, reconnect in losely arranged composition a corner plot at the Wesstrasse, Zurich. The plan consists of an interwoven housing typology of five apartments organised over two floors.  This project looks at the European city, in this case Zurich, for which strategies for the its growth through low rise densification is considered. Instead of advocating universal solutions this project rather tries to find a strategy that is relevant to the unique set of conditions encountered in a place. And because we are dealing with the European city this inevitably means a complex history and urban inheritance.  This project was developed as part of a  studio  run by Jonathan Sergison at the Academia di Mendrisio.

Low Rise, High Density
Weststrasse, Zurich

Two buildings, one of six stories and one of eight stories, reconnect in losely arranged composition a corner plot at the Wesstrasse, Zurich. The plan consists of an interwoven housing typology of five apartments organised over two floors.

This project looks at the European city, in this case Zurich, for which strategies for the its growth through low rise densification is considered. Instead of advocating universal solutions this project rather tries to find a strategy that is relevant to the unique set of conditions encountered in a place. And because we are dealing with the European city this inevitably means a complex history and urban inheritance.

This project was developed as part of a studio run by Jonathan Sergison at the Academia di Mendrisio.

 Building upon Building by Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld  45 contemporary European architects were given the task to design a fictional building expansion in line with the principles of the existing building. A relevant question in an era when architecture increasingly seems to occur without the context being taken into account. The result is a collection of dialogues between contemporary architects and the past. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana)

Building upon Building by Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld

45 contemporary European architects were given the task to design a fictional building expansion in line with the principles of the existing building. A relevant question in an era when architecture increasingly seems to occur without the context being taken into account. The result is a collection of dialogues between contemporary architects and the past. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana)

 A Depot in the midst of a Park Archiprix, preselection  This project investigates ‘Romanticism’ as a source and mode for designing and in which architecture is discussed, just like nature and like paintings, as an impression. Capabilities of an architecture as celebration and creation of aesthetic experience are radically re-considered.   As a case study a design was made for a Visitors-Depot of the Booijmans Museum in Rotterdam. The design-brief for a closed and cultured volume within the open and natural conditions of a park was recognised as essentially a set of paradoxical circumstances and conditions. The design tests and uses the Romantic tools and notions for making a sensible Architecture. 

A Depot in the midst of a Park
Archiprix, preselection

This project investigates ‘Romanticism’ as a source and mode for designing and in which architecture is discussed, just like nature and like paintings, as an impression. Capabilities of an architecture as celebration and creation of aesthetic experience are radically re-considered. 

As a case study a design was made for a Visitors-Depot of the Booijmans Museum in Rotterdam. The design-brief for a closed and cultured volume within the open and natural conditions of a park was recognised as essentially a set of paradoxical circumstances and conditions. The design tests and uses the Romantic tools and notions for making a sensible Architecture. 

 Exhibition Radical Architecture De Singel, Antwerpen  This small  exhibition , examines different strands of architectural thought and forms of activism that emerged in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s. We looked at the historical and political backgrounds of Radical Architecture and at the projects, manifestoes and happenings through which the ideas on architecture and society were communicated.  This exhibition is a collaboration of the Flemish Architecture Institute (VAi), the research group Interiors, Buildings and Cities at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands and deSingel International Arts Campus. Graphic design by Team Thursday. 

Exhibition Radical Architecture
De Singel, Antwerpen

This small exhibition, examines different strands of architectural thought and forms of activism that emerged in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s. We looked at the historical and political backgrounds of Radical Architecture and at the projects, manifestoes and happenings through which the ideas on architecture and society were communicated.

This exhibition is a collaboration of the Flemish Architecture Institute (VAi), the research group Interiors, Buildings and Cities at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands and deSingel International Arts Campus. Graphic design by Team Thursday. 

 Verlicht Landschapsmonument  Het ontwerp voorziet in subtiele en elegante verlichting als ruimtelijke weerklank in het landschap. Gelijk aan de aantal klokken in de Beiaard worden 45 nieuwe verlichtingsarmaturen geplaatst in de tuin van het Belgenmonument. Als symbolisch teken en in functie van van de hernieuwde ontsluiting van het monument en de sociale veiligheid op de plek.   Iedere armatuur is te verbinden met een van de beiaardklokken, zodat een het geluid van het klokkenspel een ruimtelijke echo krijgt met gloeiende lichtpunten. In samenwerking met diederendirrix en RE-ST. 

Verlicht Landschapsmonument

Het ontwerp voorziet in subtiele en elegante verlichting als ruimtelijke weerklank in het landschap. Gelijk aan de aantal klokken in de Beiaard worden 45 nieuwe verlichtingsarmaturen geplaatst in de tuin van het Belgenmonument. Als symbolisch teken en in functie van van de hernieuwde ontsluiting van het monument en de sociale veiligheid op de plek. 

Iedere armatuur is te verbinden met een van de beiaardklokken, zodat een het geluid van het klokkenspel een ruimtelijke echo krijgt met gloeiende lichtpunten. In samenwerking met diederendirrix en RE-ST. 

 Wellness centre Bologna, Italy  Three different realms compose the building. A  stereotomic  world - the lockers- that prepares to the ritual of bathing; a liquid world - the acqua zone - where architecture and water blend in an unique space; a tectonic world - the roof - that enhance the proximity with the sky.   Different parts of the program are articulated in a continuous, sequence. The spaces can be experienced in a non-hierarchical way: one can follow the main path or indulge in contemplation or relaxation, lingering between inside and outside. The structure is a framework that enhances both interior and exterior climatic conditions. It creates an endless variety of spaces, from the extremely intimate, to the convivial, from the darkest and most wet, to the lightest and driest. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini, Francesco Apostoli and Manfredi Bozzi

Wellness centre
Bologna, Italy

Three different realms compose the building. A stereotomic world - the lockers- that prepares to the ritual of bathing; a liquid world - the acqua zone - where architecture and water blend in an unique space; a tectonic world - the roof - that enhance the proximity with the sky. 

Different parts of the program are articulated in a continuous, sequence. The spaces can be experienced in a non-hierarchical way: one can follow the main path or indulge in contemplation or relaxation, lingering between inside and outside. The structure is a framework that enhances both interior and exterior climatic conditions. It creates an endless variety of spaces, from the extremely intimate, to the convivial, from the darkest and most wet, to the lightest and driest. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini, Francesco Apostoli and Manfredi Bozzi

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 Tomas Dirrix wins the  Unfair18 Architect Award.   For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Ada Finci  Foto by Jeroen Verrecht
 Tomas Dirrix wins the  Unfair18  Architect Award.   For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Ada Finci
 Petrified Carpets  'Petrified Carpets' is a collection of architectural elements inspired by the Persian carpet and oriental garden. The Persian carpet is interpreted as a planimetric representation of a garden. Its motifs of the frame, the central medallion and the grid – resemble various architectural elements found in Persian gardens such as the surrounding wall, the central fountain, the kiosk, and the doorways to the garden.   Petrified Carpets was presented at the Dutch Design Week 2016 and at the Salone Del Mobile 2017, and was supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Milan. This project was made in collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Hurks Prefabbeton. 
 Tomas Dirrix wins the  Unfair18  Architect Award.   For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam.
 Permanent Installation ‘Holes in a Wall’  A permanent installation created in commission for the Dakendagen Festival to create a tangible relation for the interior of ‘Op Het Dak, a rooftop bistro on top of the Schieblok, and the greenery of rooftop garden and its surrounding cityscape. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and made possible by the Dura Fonds. Photograph by EH (Kyoutangtae Kim).
 De Dwarsstraat finalist in the Who Cares Competition  Our plan 'De Dwarsstraat' for the competition Who Cares is a proposal to transform an undefined cross-street of the neighbourhood Carnisse, Rotterdam and some of its adjacent buildings into an convenient urban corridor for new living and healthcare conditions. Plan developed for diederendirrix architects, together with Vitaalzorgvast, Delva en UNITiD.
 Permanent Installation ‘Holes in a Wall’  A permanent installation created in commission for the Dakendagen Festival to create a tangible relation for the interior of ‘Op Het Dak, a rooftop bistro on top of the Schieblok, and the greenery of rooftop garden and its surrounding cityscape. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and made possible by the Dura Fonds. Photograph by EH (Kyoutangtae Kim).
 Tomas Dirrix winner of the Meesterproef 2017.   In a competition organised by the Atelier Vlaams Bouwmeester Tomas Dirrix was selected as winner with a plan for the conversion of an enclosed, 100 meter long farm in the impressive landscape of the Wortel-Colony of Benevolence, established in 1822. While maintaining the original closed character of the complex, the brief for a distillery and tasting rooms asked for a strong relationship with the surrounding herb garden and landscape. The project embraces this paradox, and proposes to actually double the existing external wall, through which also a new public-route is established.
 Petrified Carpets  'Petrified Carpets' is a collection of architectural elements inspired by the Persian carpet and oriental garden. The Persian carpet is interpreted as a planimetric representation of a garden. Its motifs of the frame, the central medallion and the grid – resemble various architectural elements found in Persian gardens such as the surrounding wall, the central fountain, the kiosk, and the doorways to the garden.   Petrified Carpets was presented at the Dutch Design Week 2016 and at the Salone Del Mobile 2017, and was supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Milan. This project was made in collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Hurks Prefabbeton. 
 De Dwarsstraat finalist in the Who Cares Competition  Our plan 'De Dwarsstraat' for the competition Who Cares is a proposal to transform an undefined cross-street of the neighbourhood Carnisse, Rotterdam and some of its adjacent buildings into an convenient urban corridor for new living and healthcare conditions. Plan developed for diederendirrix architects, together with Vitaalzorgvast, Delva en UNITiD.
 Exhibition Torre David at De Dépendance  ‘Torre David – Informal Vertical Communities’ - the award-winning exhibition on Torre David, a skyscraper complex in Caracas, Venezuela - was presented in the context of the Hofpoort Tower in the Centre of Rotterdam. The space was appropriated with a nearly 100 meter long curtain through which intimate, domestic settings were created while at the same time providing space for hanging the photographs of Iwan Baan as a monumental doubling of the cityscape vistas from the tower. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Sereh Mandias (De Dépendance). Photograph by Jeroen Musch. 
 Low Rise, High Density Weststrasse, Zurich  Two buildings, one of six stories and one of eight stories, reconnect in losely arranged composition a corner plot at the Wesstrasse, Zurich. The plan consists of an interwoven housing typology of five apartments organised over two floors.  This project looks at the European city, in this case Zurich, for which strategies for the its growth through low rise densification is considered. Instead of advocating universal solutions this project rather tries to find a strategy that is relevant to the unique set of conditions encountered in a place. And because we are dealing with the European city this inevitably means a complex history and urban inheritance.  This project was developed as part of a  studio  run by Jonathan Sergison at the Academia di Mendrisio.
 Low Rise, High Density Weststrasse, Zurich  Two buildings, one of six stories and one of eight stories, reconnect in losely arranged composition a corner plot at the Wesstrasse, Zurich. The plan consists of an interwoven housing typology of five apartments organised over two floors.  This project looks at the European city, in this case Zurich, for which strategies for the its growth through low rise densification is considered. Instead of advocating universal solutions this project rather tries to find a strategy that is relevant to the unique set of conditions encountered in a place. And because we are dealing with the European city this inevitably means a complex history and urban inheritance.  This project was developed as part of a  studio  run by Jonathan Sergison at the Academia di Mendrisio.
 Building upon Building by Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld  45 contemporary European architects were given the task to design a fictional building expansion in line with the principles of the existing building. A relevant question in an era when architecture increasingly seems to occur without the context being taken into account. The result is a collection of dialogues between contemporary architects and the past. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana)
 A Depot in the midst of a Park Archiprix, preselection  This project investigates ‘Romanticism’ as a source and mode for designing and in which architecture is discussed, just like nature and like paintings, as an impression. Capabilities of an architecture as celebration and creation of aesthetic experience are radically re-considered.   As a case study a design was made for a Visitors-Depot of the Booijmans Museum in Rotterdam. The design-brief for a closed and cultured volume within the open and natural conditions of a park was recognised as essentially a set of paradoxical circumstances and conditions. The design tests and uses the Romantic tools and notions for making a sensible Architecture. 
 Exhibition Radical Architecture De Singel, Antwerpen  This small  exhibition , examines different strands of architectural thought and forms of activism that emerged in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s. We looked at the historical and political backgrounds of Radical Architecture and at the projects, manifestoes and happenings through which the ideas on architecture and society were communicated.  This exhibition is a collaboration of the Flemish Architecture Institute (VAi), the research group Interiors, Buildings and Cities at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands and deSingel International Arts Campus. Graphic design by Team Thursday. 
 Verlicht Landschapsmonument  Het ontwerp voorziet in subtiele en elegante verlichting als ruimtelijke weerklank in het landschap. Gelijk aan de aantal klokken in de Beiaard worden 45 nieuwe verlichtingsarmaturen geplaatst in de tuin van het Belgenmonument. Als symbolisch teken en in functie van van de hernieuwde ontsluiting van het monument en de sociale veiligheid op de plek.   Iedere armatuur is te verbinden met een van de beiaardklokken, zodat een het geluid van het klokkenspel een ruimtelijke echo krijgt met gloeiende lichtpunten. In samenwerking met diederendirrix en RE-ST. 
 Wellness centre Bologna, Italy  Three different realms compose the building. A  stereotomic  world - the lockers- that prepares to the ritual of bathing; a liquid world - the acqua zone - where architecture and water blend in an unique space; a tectonic world - the roof - that enhance the proximity with the sky.   Different parts of the program are articulated in a continuous, sequence. The spaces can be experienced in a non-hierarchical way: one can follow the main path or indulge in contemplation or relaxation, lingering between inside and outside. The structure is a framework that enhances both interior and exterior climatic conditions. It creates an endless variety of spaces, from the extremely intimate, to the convivial, from the darkest and most wet, to the lightest and driest. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini, Francesco Apostoli and Manfredi Bozzi
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Tomas Dirrix wins the Unfair18Architect Award. 

For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Ada Finci

Foto by Jeroen Verrecht

Tomas Dirrix wins the Unfair18 Architect Award. 

For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Ada Finci

Petrified Carpets

'Petrified Carpets' is a collection of architectural elements inspired by the Persian carpet and oriental garden. The Persian carpet is interpreted as a planimetric representation of a garden. Its motifs of the frame, the central medallion and the grid – resemble various architectural elements found in Persian gardens such as the surrounding wall, the central fountain, the kiosk, and the doorways to the garden. 

Petrified Carpets was presented at the Dutch Design Week 2016 and at the Salone Del Mobile 2017, and was supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Milan. This project was made in collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Hurks Prefabbeton. 

Tomas Dirrix wins the Unfair18 Architect Award. 

For this new competition for the exhibition design of Unfair ten upcoming talented architects were selected by a expert selection committee. The winner of the Unfair18 Architect Award gets to design and build the exhibition as the setting for its main program; new works by 40 of the best of today’s and tomorrows artists. Unfair 18 takes place from March 29 to April 2 2018, in the Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrain in Amsterdam.

Permanent Installation ‘Holes in a Wall’

A permanent installation created in commission for the Dakendagen Festival to create a tangible relation for the interior of ‘Op Het Dak, a rooftop bistro on top of the Schieblok, and the greenery of rooftop garden and its surrounding cityscape. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and made possible by the Dura Fonds. Photograph by EH (Kyoutangtae Kim).

De Dwarsstraat finalist in the Who Cares Competition

Our plan 'De Dwarsstraat' for the competition Who Cares is a proposal to transform an undefined cross-street of the neighbourhood Carnisse, Rotterdam and some of its adjacent buildings into an convenient urban corridor for new living and healthcare conditions. Plan developed for diederendirrix architects, together with Vitaalzorgvast, Delva en UNITiD.

Permanent Installation ‘Holes in a Wall’

A permanent installation created in commission for the Dakendagen Festival to create a tangible relation for the interior of ‘Op Het Dak, a rooftop bistro on top of the Schieblok, and the greenery of rooftop garden and its surrounding cityscape. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and made possible by the Dura Fonds. Photograph by EH (Kyoutangtae Kim).

Tomas Dirrix winner of the Meesterproef 2017. 

In a competition organised by the Atelier Vlaams Bouwmeester Tomas Dirrix was selected as winner with a plan for the conversion of an enclosed, 100 meter long farm in the impressive landscape of the Wortel-Colony of Benevolence, established in 1822. While maintaining the original closed character of the complex, the brief for a distillery and tasting rooms asked for a strong relationship with the surrounding herb garden and landscape. The project embraces this paradox, and proposes to actually double the existing external wall, through which also a new public-route is established.

Petrified Carpets

'Petrified Carpets' is a collection of architectural elements inspired by the Persian carpet and oriental garden. The Persian carpet is interpreted as a planimetric representation of a garden. Its motifs of the frame, the central medallion and the grid – resemble various architectural elements found in Persian gardens such as the surrounding wall, the central fountain, the kiosk, and the doorways to the garden. 

Petrified Carpets was presented at the Dutch Design Week 2016 and at the Salone Del Mobile 2017, and was supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Milan. This project was made in collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Hurks Prefabbeton. 

De Dwarsstraat finalist in the Who Cares Competition

Our plan 'De Dwarsstraat' for the competition Who Cares is a proposal to transform an undefined cross-street of the neighbourhood Carnisse, Rotterdam and some of its adjacent buildings into an convenient urban corridor for new living and healthcare conditions. Plan developed for diederendirrix architects, together with Vitaalzorgvast, Delva en UNITiD.

Exhibition Torre David at De Dépendance

‘Torre David – Informal Vertical Communities’ - the award-winning exhibition on Torre David, a skyscraper complex in Caracas, Venezuela - was presented in the context of the Hofpoort Tower in the Centre of Rotterdam. The space was appropriated with a nearly 100 meter long curtain through which intimate, domestic settings were created while at the same time providing space for hanging the photographs of Iwan Baan as a monumental doubling of the cityscape vistas from the tower. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana) and Sereh Mandias (De Dépendance). Photograph by Jeroen Musch. 

Low Rise, High Density
Weststrasse, Zurich

Two buildings, one of six stories and one of eight stories, reconnect in losely arranged composition a corner plot at the Wesstrasse, Zurich. The plan consists of an interwoven housing typology of five apartments organised over two floors.

This project looks at the European city, in this case Zurich, for which strategies for the its growth through low rise densification is considered. Instead of advocating universal solutions this project rather tries to find a strategy that is relevant to the unique set of conditions encountered in a place. And because we are dealing with the European city this inevitably means a complex history and urban inheritance.

This project was developed as part of a studio run by Jonathan Sergison at the Academia di Mendrisio.

Low Rise, High Density
Weststrasse, Zurich

Two buildings, one of six stories and one of eight stories, reconnect in losely arranged composition a corner plot at the Wesstrasse, Zurich. The plan consists of an interwoven housing typology of five apartments organised over two floors.

This project looks at the European city, in this case Zurich, for which strategies for the its growth through low rise densification is considered. Instead of advocating universal solutions this project rather tries to find a strategy that is relevant to the unique set of conditions encountered in a place. And because we are dealing with the European city this inevitably means a complex history and urban inheritance.

This project was developed as part of a studio run by Jonathan Sergison at the Academia di Mendrisio.

Building upon Building by Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld

45 contemporary European architects were given the task to design a fictional building expansion in line with the principles of the existing building. A relevant question in an era when architecture increasingly seems to occur without the context being taken into account. The result is a collection of dialogues between contemporary architects and the past. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana)

A Depot in the midst of a Park
Archiprix, preselection

This project investigates ‘Romanticism’ as a source and mode for designing and in which architecture is discussed, just like nature and like paintings, as an impression. Capabilities of an architecture as celebration and creation of aesthetic experience are radically re-considered. 

As a case study a design was made for a Visitors-Depot of the Booijmans Museum in Rotterdam. The design-brief for a closed and cultured volume within the open and natural conditions of a park was recognised as essentially a set of paradoxical circumstances and conditions. The design tests and uses the Romantic tools and notions for making a sensible Architecture. 

Exhibition Radical Architecture
De Singel, Antwerpen

This small exhibition, examines different strands of architectural thought and forms of activism that emerged in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s. We looked at the historical and political backgrounds of Radical Architecture and at the projects, manifestoes and happenings through which the ideas on architecture and society were communicated.

This exhibition is a collaboration of the Flemish Architecture Institute (VAi), the research group Interiors, Buildings and Cities at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands and deSingel International Arts Campus. Graphic design by Team Thursday. 

Verlicht Landschapsmonument

Het ontwerp voorziet in subtiele en elegante verlichting als ruimtelijke weerklank in het landschap. Gelijk aan de aantal klokken in de Beiaard worden 45 nieuwe verlichtingsarmaturen geplaatst in de tuin van het Belgenmonument. Als symbolisch teken en in functie van van de hernieuwde ontsluiting van het monument en de sociale veiligheid op de plek. 

Iedere armatuur is te verbinden met een van de beiaardklokken, zodat een het geluid van het klokkenspel een ruimtelijke echo krijgt met gloeiende lichtpunten. In samenwerking met diederendirrix en RE-ST. 

Wellness centre
Bologna, Italy

Three different realms compose the building. A stereotomic world - the lockers- that prepares to the ritual of bathing; a liquid world - the acqua zone - where architecture and water blend in an unique space; a tectonic world - the roof - that enhance the proximity with the sky. 

Different parts of the program are articulated in a continuous, sequence. The spaces can be experienced in a non-hierarchical way: one can follow the main path or indulge in contemplation or relaxation, lingering between inside and outside. The structure is a framework that enhances both interior and exterior climatic conditions. It creates an endless variety of spaces, from the extremely intimate, to the convivial, from the darkest and most wet, to the lightest and driest. In collaboration with Alessandra Covini, Francesco Apostoli and Manfredi Bozzi

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