(How it came)

About

A brief history of Studioninedots.
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Studioninedots – established in 2011 by Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut and Metin van Zijl as an architecture and urban design practice whose work extends from housing to urban concepts. Our practice excels in projects that transform complex urban sites, interweaving the built environment with the social fabric of a city. We are fascinated by the processes of (re)using or activating these sites; their dynamic contexts often demand unconventional solutions yet inspire new collective ways of living. By distilling the issue, we discover the project’s essence that drives its architecture.

When facing urban challenges we identify opportunities in circularity and, at the same time, embrace beauty and tactility as essential human needs. We team up: we adopt a collaborative approach that inspires, challenges and strengthens our work. Together with our clients and partners, we translate forward-thinking ideas and designs into a realistic framework, creating characteristic spaces that function as catalysts for meeting, exchange and connection.

Studioninedots is based in Amsterdam, a city that inspires us with its open-mindedness, adaptability and creativity. With this in mind we initiated the Creative Workspace 1-1-1 in the former Stork factory building located along the Gedempt Hamerkanaal in Amsterdam’s north. It has an unfinished quality like its surroundings, thrives in its temporality, balances between rawness and comfort and has an element of unpredictability in its use.

From left to right: Albert Herder, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl, Vincent van der Klei

Studioninedots
The nine lines that define our practice

We…

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…create spaces for human interaction
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…believe our spatial interventions positively affect behavior
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…question convention by turning things upside down and inside out
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…see creativity and craftsmanship as two sides of the same coin
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…embrace beauty and tactility, because it is essential to everyone
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…identify opportunities in circularity
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…have fun!
Good vibes make good projects
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…team up.
Working together inspires, challenges and strengthens us
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…declare independency

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