The design approach of Serge Schoemaker Architects is informed by a fascination for 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 to large-scale 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.
September 4, 2014
The practice completed a garden studio in Bussum. The aim of this project was to design a contemporary, well-crafted studio that functions as a study, guest accommodation and storage. The sculptural form is entirely clad in black-varnished red cedar shingles.
June 1, 2014
Alley of Light has been selected by the jury for Illuminade, the walking route of Amsterdam Light Festival 2014-2015. Alley of Light is a collaborative project between Serge Schoemaker Architects and DigiLuce. It will be staged on the Jonas Daniël Meijerplein in the city centre of Amsterdam from December 11, 2014 to January 18, 2015.
May 25, 2014
Serge Schoemaker Architects completed the new subsidiary office for an international reinsurer in the Netherlands. The office is located on the fifth floor of the prestigious Symphony complex at Zuidas in Amsterdam. The end result is a custom made, high quality working environment.
May 20, 2014
The practice has been selected as winner of the invited competition for the transformation of the former house of Dutch painter Leo Gestel in Woerden. Located on a shopping street in the historical centre, the house encompasses both commercial and residential spaces, and an elevated garden at the back of the house.
September 30, 2013
Naarden House involved the renovation of a semi-detached house from the 1930s in Naarden. The challenge was to improve the internal spatial quality of this traditional house without physically altering its protected external appearance.
September 25, 2013
Dutch architecture magazine De Architect features our spacious interior for the new medical practice of general practitioner Orbay Cihanbeyli in Ede in a four page article.
July 12, 2013
The interior comprises the new subsidiary office for an international reinsurer in the Netherlands. The office will be located on the fifth floor of the prestigious Symphony complex at Zuidas in Amsterdam. The office interior design was conceived as three volumes that are strategically placed to structure different zones. To be completed 2014.
June 18, 2013
Fort near Hoofddorp is getting 900.000 euro in provincial funding to help in its restoration and redevelopment. The Province of Noord-Holland’s dedication of 900.000 euro was decided upon with the feasibility study and preliminary design of Serge Schoemaker Architects as a base.
December 15, 2012
Dutch magazine Highlights features our Dutch Gambrel roof extension in Bussum in a four page article. Dating from the early twentieth century, this two-storey semi-detached house is located in a picturesque street in Bussum. Our design extended and improved the roof construction, thereby utilizing the former disused attic space to create a new third floor.