Serge Schoemaker Architects is an Amsterdam-based multidisciplinary design studio founded in 2008. We work on carefully designed, bespoke buildings, interiors, landscape objects and art installations.
The design approach of Serge Schoemaker Architects is informed by a fascination for the ‘aesthetics of architecture’ as well as it’s value in our everyday life. Through the process of building physical models, we explore the architectural potential of space, structures and materials. In our work construction, materialization and detailing are inseparable from the architectural concept and sensorial experience. By utilizing space, 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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December 5, 2018
Our minimalist light installation Transmission is currently on display in Amsterdam as part of the 7th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The floating installation consists of nineteen lines made of Plexiglas that respond architecturally to the festival theme ‘The medium is the message’. The light artwork can be visited at Westerdok until January 20, 2019.
November 12, 2018
With the rise in both land prices and numbers of people working from home, high-quality insulated garden studios have become a big trend. In Hoofddorp, Serge Schoemaker Architects used limited architectural means to design a sleek multifunctional garden studio. The result is a small and versatile structure.
November 8, 2018
The renovation works has begon on the Hoofddorp Fort Island. The construction start was celebrated on November 8, with motivational speeches by Derk Reneman, alderman of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, and Joke Geldhof, deputy of the Province of Noord-Holland. The transformation of the UNESCO monument will be completed by the end of 2019.
October 17, 2018
Hoofddorp House is nominated for the Dutch 2018 Interior of the Year award. In renovating this freestanding house in Hoofddorp, Serge Schoemaker Architects gave it a radical metamorphosis, creating a spacious interior full of character, with charming sight lines and plenty of daylight.
September 30, 2018
The first of our Retie Landscape Objects has been placed. The elements are designed to enhance the quality of the walking area around the ‘Grote Gracht’, to the east of the municipality of Retie. We interpreted the rich local agricultural history with a poetic, minimalist design. The series will consist of three land art objects and six information pillars.
June 14, 2018
Serge Schoemaker Architects has won the competition for a series of landscape objects in the province of Antwerp. The objects are designed to enhance the quality of the walking area around the ‘Grote Gracht’, to the east of the municipality of Retie. We interpreted the rich local agricultural history with a poetic, minimalist design.
February 1, 2018
In renovating this 1930s house in Amsterdam, we created a high-quality interior full of contrast. With a number of strategic alterations, the ground floor was redesigned both spatially and functionally. The renovation exploits the spatial qualities of the house to the full. The intermediate floor in the original extension was removed, creating a striking, high-ceilinged kitchen cum living room with rooflights overhead.
January 27, 2018
Five years after the first sketch, following a building permit process of more than a year, our redevelopment plan for the Hoofddorp Fort Island 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.
November 17, 2017
After its premiere at the 2014-2015 Amsterdam Light Festival and presentation in Sweden and China, Alley of Light by Serge Schoemaker Architects & DigiLuce is now on show in Riga, Latvia. Alley of Light is a dynamic, 3D light grid, consisting of 2000 handmade lights. During ‘Staro Riga 2017’, November 17-20, the installation can be visited in one of the cities oldest parks, Vermane Garden Park.
August 4, 2017
In renovating this freestanding house in Hoofddorp, Serge Schoemaker Architects gave it a radical metamorphosis, creating a spacious interior full of character, with charming sight lines 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. A new rooflight at a height of over four metres draws exceptional levels of daylight inside.
June 28, 2017
Located along the Reeuwijk Lakes, this former clergy house is surrounded by a stunning Dutch peat landscape. We will renovate and extend the freestanding nineteenth century house and restore the island on which the municipal monument is built. The Reeuwijk Lakes are located in the middle of the Dutch Green Heart and are the result of large-scale peat extraction which was on the rise in 1600. As a result of the excavations, the banks crumbled easily, resulting in ever larger ponds.
April 1, 2017
Serge Schoemaker Architects has moved to a new office, marking a page-turn for our practice. The new location is in Amsterdam North, just a few hundred meters from the EYE Film Museum and the A’DAM Tower. Amsterdam North has undergone significant changes during the past decade. It transformed from abandoned shipyard to Amsterdam’s most creative district. Feel free to visit us for a talk about your project or a good cup of coffee.
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. Our dynamic 3D light grid, consisting of 2000 handmade lights, is on show in the Shenzhen Sea World district.