Schoonschip is a prototypical resilient city neighbourhood. Consisting of 46 floating households, it pushes the current boundaries of sustainability, community governance and urban development.
A collective building with rooftop conservatory and oversized pergola.
In collaboration with its future residents, an old fashion-school in the east of Amsterdam is transformed into a community building.
The SWEETS hotel offers a radically different way to experience Amsterdam. When the 2016 centralisation of Amsterdam’s bridge control system rendered all 28 of its bridge control houses redundant, Space&Matter initiated a plan to transform the houses into a distributed boutique hotel.
Europe's largest rooftop farm in The Hague produces fish and veggies on the 7th floor.
Reclaimed houseboats retrofitted into a super sustainable creative district in Amsterdam Noord.
An open building with an structural system that allows maximum diversity and flexibility throughout its entire lifetime
Customised interiors and shared space in a Smartlofts community building.
Exhibition design of the State of Fashion 2018 - Searching for the new luxury
Houseboat 9 is one of the 30 sustainable houseboats of the floating community Schoonschip in Amsterdam.
A concept that introduces a sense of community in residential high-rise.
A vision of how citizens can take control of their food system.
Transformation of a former Municipal District Office into a contemporary residential building.
Competition entry for a mixed-use building of 20.000 m2.
A scheme to initiate a sophisticated cultural program into the nine neglected alleyways in the heart of Amsterdam.
A development and branding strategy to put a beach town on the map.
A user specific multi-tenant building that clusters a working community around the audio-visual industry. The building costs are extremely low while the building is highly sustainable.
Invited competition for two housing blocks in the Westerpark West masterplan of MVRDV.
The inevitable computerisation of bridge control in Amsterdam means that the current buildings which house analogue operations will soon become redundant. The question is thus: what will their future be? Demolition, decay or reuse?
The transformation of a former cooling house into a creative multi tenant building with a dance school and music studios.
Since the structural vacancy issues in office buildings became part of the political debate in the Netherlands, architects have been coming up with numerous design and transformation solutions for vacant office buildings.
Repurposing a common building fence to reclaim public space at a vacant construction site.
Transformation of a former Milk Factory into a family house
Space&Matter was invited to create a glimpse of the future of dwelling in Amsterdam.
A temporary exhibition at the Humanity House in Den Haag.
In 2009 space&matter took part in a consortium to transform the Amsterdam Food Center. A concept design for a temporary intervention in the Central Market Hall was developed.
Bringing a new revenue model to a Dutch polder by building on the potential value of water retention.
Competition entry for a 10.000 m2 library in the heart of Helsinki. The public voted our plan top 5 out of the 560 entries!
Entry for the Shenzhen Biennale 2016 exhibition regarding the use of vacant buildings for community participation and development.