16 January 2020 – As an ex-Rotterdammer I follow the reconstruction plans of the Boijmans museum. This week, the Rotterdam architecture center AIR published a video of my lecture about the building in Arminius church. My monthly Timmermansoog for Architectenweb >>>


8 October 2019 – ‘Welcome back,’ the deputy head of Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA) e-mailed me. After 20 years I will be teaching at the Liverpool University again, now as Honorary Visiting Professor in Contemporary Architectural Practice. LSA is >>>


29 April 2019 – One weekend ago, the daily newspaper De Volkskrant published an interview about the position of architecture in The Netherlands. The conversation with journalist Sander van Walsum was acute. We focussed on the way architects approach the >>>


6 March 2019 –The exhibition Alternative Histories will be opened shortly. For the occasion, a  group of 84 European architects has made a model which is based on a sketch of a renowned colleague. In my case this was a >>>


21 January 2019 – Today, the model has been collected for the exhibition ‘Alternative History’, which is being prepared by Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld (Veldwerk Architecten, Belgium) in collaboration with Ellis Woodman (Architecture Foundation, UK) and Niall Hobhouse (Drawing >>>


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Affordable Houses

19 November 2018 – Rotterdam will get 26 new affordable houses. Rotterdam City Council has issued the permits for the construction of the so-called BeBos (beneden- bovenwoningen, stacked maisonettes) at Persoonshaven. In the current market, the provision of affordable houses is >>>


1 July 2018 – One doesn’t build alone. I like to put forward my work into the public domain and I appreciate hearing what people think of it. The dwellings at Churchillpark were open to the public and friends of >>>

Crafting the Façade

19 April 2017 – My colleague Machiel Spaans invited me for a key note lecture at the Conference ‘Crafting the Façade’ at the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Students of three Universities in Glasgow, Amsterdam and Liechtenstein researched and developed >>>

More Space

1 April 2017 – Full of confidence, I established my new office, now 2½ years ago. This was a good step to make. The office not only proved viable, it was also a good decision to design and build further >>>

Muzio’s Sant’Angelo

10 August 2016 – The website of the magazine De Architect opens with a picture that I took of one of the most beautiful buildings I know, the Sant’Angelo monastery in Milan. This was completed in 1939 to the design >>>

Drie Hoefijzers

6 July 2016 – I am invited by AM to work on the Drie Hoefijzers, the new district behind the railway station of Breda. Next week AM will organize a workshop in which the architects will present their first designs >>>

Model Housing at Spree Bank

10 February 2016 – WerkBundStadt Berlin has presented the urban design for a model housing estate at the Spree bank in Charlottenburg. With 30 colleagues I will start working on the architectural design of the housing. In September the results >>>

Church Square

24 November 2015 – The Kloosterbuuren neighbourhood in the Hague is now a construction site proper. The Bossche School Style church, formerly used by a convent, appears to be grounded between the foundations of the new houses. The outline of >>>

Rotterdam Architecture Award

2 November 2015 – The social housing project at Oranjeboomstraat is nominated for the Rotterdam Architecture Award 2015. In the following weeks, a jury chaired by Don Murphy will examine the shortlist and appoint the winner of the professional jury >>>

Werkbundstadt Berlin 2016

13 July 2015 – The Berlin architect and professor Paul Kahlfeldt invited me to participate in the project Werkbundstadt Berlin 2016 which he initiated. In four congresses which will take place later this year, an international group of architects will >>>


5 May 2015 – Wouter Veldhuis of MUST presented our first redevelopment plans for a city block between Ringdijk and Simon Stevinstraat in the Amsterdam Watergraafsmeer district. With a large group of stakeholders we have discussed the preferred development option >>>


11 November 2014 – The technical university of Munich [TUM] invited me to speak at their conference Design Methodology which deals with the ‘reflection on design practice and development of architectural form and process in dialogue with neighbouring disciplines such >>>


7 July 2014 – This weekend I have shown a number of housing projects to guests from Bremen. They were doing a study trip which was organized by the Senatbaudirektorin für Umwelt, Bau und Verkehr and representatives of the School >>>