Like oversized fishing bobbers used as flower vases, these 20 trees planted in colorful buoys are designed to add whimsy and nature to Rotterdam’s industrial waterfront. The installation, named Dobberend Bos, or “bobbing forest” in Dutch, will be released into the city’s harbor in March.
Rotterdam’s just-completed Markthal, or Market Hall, is an innovative, sustainably designed building charged with delivering local, healthy food to the city center. But there’s one particular element of the structure that’s getting all the attention: An arching, technicolor tossed salad of a ceiling.
Starting in June 2015, you'll be able to surf a place you never thought you could surf before: the canals of Rotterdam. The city is building RiF010, a one and a half meter, 14-second wave pool in the middle of the city. Hang ten, bro.
Parts of the famously off-kilter "cube houses" project constructed back in 1984 to a design by architect Piet Blom in Rotterdam, Holland, have been transformed into new homes for 21 former prison inmates by Personal Architecture. The old, oddly angled complex has been updated with skylights and internal light-wells to…
Art depots are the distribution warehouses of the art world. They're tucked into anonymous buildings on the outskirts of town, housing works that aren't on view. But in Rotterdam, the architects at MVRDV have won a competition to build a depot that will be open to the public.
The 43-story De Rotterdam is Europe's largest building. Inside, however, it's a study in how to live inside a small space: The behemoth's tiniest unit is only 645 square feet, yet because it's kitted out with incredible transforming furniture, it functions like a five room apartment.
De Rotterdam, a massive tower designed by Rotterdam darling Rem Koolhaas, has opened. It is the city's largest building—a little bit of Manhattan, in Rotterdam. It's also, in an odd way, a tribute to the original World Trade Center.
Spanning more than 25 miles of shoreline and covering 41 square miles, the Port of Rotterdam is largest shipping berth in all of Europe, the fifth-busiest in the world, and a major interchange for the region's energy supplies. But keeping the North Sea's fury in check is no easy feat. So to keep the port open for…
This is hilariously pitiful. An armed robber stormed a bar and demanded everyone give him their money. Usually, everyone freaks out and hands over everything they have. Not in this case. At this bar in Rotterdam, everyone ignored the robber and kept drinking.
These Rotterdam houses function as living quarters and as challenges to physical reality. They were built in the eighties by architect Piet Blom. Downstairs are shops and offices. Upstairs are private apartments, full of weirdo Escher fans. [Via Polyglot Travel.]
MRDV is a design group that put together this absolutely crazy roof extension in Rotterdam. I'm wondering how they managed to get planning permission for the blue monstrosity, as it just doesn't look right on the outside. Frankly, it doesn't look right on the inside either—check out those crazy floating stairs in the…