Friday, February 25, 2011

One thing The Dutch are really famous for, apart from wooden shoes, tulips, bicycles, canals, windmills,,,. Lets say that one of many things The Dutch are famous for is architecture. In The Netherlands there are many really famous architect firms. It's true, just Google it :). Some of the examples of old buildings converted for modern use are breathtaking. Therefore it is surprising how bland and badly designed many of the newer buildings here are. Lot of them are nothing but boxes filled with square rooms, designed without any kind of ambition or taste. Lot of extensions are similarly designed, without any regards of what the original building looks like. In many ways it reminds me of buildings in Iceland.

Links to few web pages that sometimes showcase Dutch architects.
http://www.archdaily.com/
http://www.contemporist.com/
http://www.dezeen.com/
http://www.designboom.com/eng/

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