Dutch Profiles

Design & Architecture, The Video Section

Dutch Profiles are short documentaries about architects, graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands. Containing interviews with both well-known and upcoming Dutch designers, Dutch Profiles focus on their conceptual approach, their work process, and the context of their projects. Certainly a series of beautiful and captivating portaits that are worth to watch! More documentaires are found at: dutchdfa

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Floating Hotel

Design & Architecture

If the global warming becomes reality, the Russian architect Alexander Remizov certainly is prepared with his “ark” concept. The hotel is designed to protect from extreme weather and created to be self-reliant. And can even be installed on land. Surely a nice example of innovative architecture.

Reflective traffic sheep

Design & Architecture

Designer Christophe Machet was commissioned by the Municipality of Gland, Switzerland to create these reflective sheep that got lost in the streets, forcing drivers to slow down. A nice alternative for all the traffic ramps we have got in the Netherlands. Great idea. Want to see more, go to http://www.christophemachet.com

Traffic sheep Christophe Machet

Waves

Design & Architecture

Inspirered by the waves that surround it, the breathtaking glass structure will be the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The project will be due for 2010. It will then house one of the world’s finest concert halls and will put Hamburg on the map, according to the swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. Today, three years before the Hall is due to open, great animations give you an idea of just what it will look like. It will contain a 2150 seat concert hall, a 550 seat chamber music hall, a 200-room luxury hotel, a wellness area, a nightclub and 21 luxury apartments.

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