The design approach of Serge Schoemaker Architects is informed by a fascination for aesthetics, construction and craftsmanship. Through the process of building physical models, we explore the architectural potential of space, structures and materials. Our work reflects an honest expression of construction; materialization and detailing are inseparable from the architectural concept and sensorial experience. By utilizing space, proportion, light, and material we aim to give our architecture a basic intrinsic quality.
Through a process-based way of working that is both hands-on and research-driven, we strive for exceptional, custom-made solutions. We seek spatial and structural outcomes that reference their surroundings through form or craftsmanship. Thereby, the architecture can become a natural, sustainable fit for its surroundings and tell the story of a place in a new light. This contextual approach proves to be suitable for both sensitive environments and monumental sites.
The practice works on projects ranging from small interiors and installations to buildings in the public domain and private sector. Projects span conservation work to conversions and new interventions. We advise clients from initial concept – via feasibility studies and design sketches – to final completion. Special attention is given to the realization phase: through in-house project management during the construction process, we can ensure that the design will be executed with the quality that we envisioned.
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March 16, 2018
After five years of hard work and a building permit process of more than a year, our Hoofddorp Fort Island redevelopment project has finally been approved. This week the permit became irreversible. Our design transforms the 8’100 square metre world heritage site into a public park, encompassing among others a restaurant, a small open air theater and a wild garden.
January 13, 2018
In renovating this 1930s house in Amsterdam South, Serge Schoemaker Architects created a high-quality interior full of contrast. With a number of strategic alterations, the office redesigned the ground floor both spatially and functionally.
November 17, 2017
After its premiere at the 2014-2015 Amsterdam Light Festival and presentation in Sweden and China, Alley of Light is now on show in Riga, Latvia. During ‘Staro Riga 2017’ our dynamic light installation can be visited in one of the cities oldest parks, Vermane Garden Park, November 17-20.
August 14, 2017
In renovating this house, we gave it a radical metamorphosis, creating a spacious interior with charming sightlines and plenty of daylight. Enlarging the living space by including the former garage and loft above made the ground floor not only more spacious but also taller.
July 3, 2017
Located along the Reeuwijk Lakes, this former clergy house is surrounded by a stunning Dutch peat landscape. Serge Schoemaker Architects will renovate and extend the freestanding nineteenth century house and restore the beautiful island on which the municipal monument is built.
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June 9, 2017
With a combination of clean, modern lines and richly contrasting classical materials, Serge Schoemaker Architects has transformed the ground floor of this townhouse into an elegant living space. Authentic details blend with high-quality interior design to create spaces full of character.
April 1, 2017
Serge Schoemaker Architects has moved to a new office, marking a page-turn for the architectural practice. The new location is along the Buiksloterkanaal in Amsterdam North, just a few hundred meters from the EYE Film Museum and the A’DAM Tower. Come and visit us at our new address: Wilgenweg 20c.
January 27, 2017
On January 16, during a well visited information evening, Serge Schoemaker presented the final design for the Hoofddorp Fort Island to local press and neighbours. Dutch newspaper Haarlems Dagblad featured a double-page spread on the redevelopment of the Hoofddorp Fort Island in their print of January 27.
December 24, 2016
Alley of Light by Serge Schoemaker Architects and DigiLuce opened at the International Sea World Festival in Shenzhen. The festival in Southern China will run from December 24, 2016 to February 12, 2017 and consists of several works of art from different artists around the world.
October 14, 2016
By strategically reconfiguring the floor plan, roofing the large patio and introducing a new, contemporary colour scheme, we changed this introverted primary school building from the sixties into a spacious and bright school with a clearly open orientation to its surroundings.
April 10, 2016
Our new portfolio book features seven custom-made, small-scale projects completed between 2010 and 2015. The selected projects represent our exploration of the architectural potential of spaces, structures and materials during the last five years.
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