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.
April 14, 2014
Our submission has been selected for the 2014-2015 Amsterdam Light Festival. The international jury announced the selection of winning artists and their works to the press at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre.
Our light installation will be staged in the Amsterdam city centre december 2014- january 2015. Design and development in collaboration with Luuk van Laake.
April 10, 2014
We are proud to present our new corporate design and website. The design reflects both our fascination for construction and our search for spatial and structural outcomes that reference their surroundings.
The corporate design by Kris Borgerink will function as an additional tool within the presentation of our works as well as the communication of our ideas.
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.
Our overall strategy focused on creating a greater sense of space and light throughout the house. Starting with the ground floor, we radically transformed the existing layout which comprised a series of divided, cramped rooms.
September 25, 2013
Dutch architecture magazine De Architect features our modern and spacious interior for the new medical practice of general practitioner Orbay Cihanbeyli in Ede in a four page article.
The interior encompasses a sculptural and full-height furniture wall unit measuring almost seven metres long along the longest wall, made from birch plywood.
September 17, 2013
Serge Schoemaker presented our design for the Multicultural Event Space to the local authorities in Dordrecht. The required revision of the zoning plan will be decided upon by the municipality in 2014.
The event space will be converted from a former industrial building. The function centre is intended for diverse events, predominantly weddings for Turkish and Moroccan families, hosting up to 800 guests.
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; each volume is characterized by a different material. 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.
Our redevelopment design of Fort near Hoofddorp transforms the 8100m2 world heritage site into a 300-seat open theatre and restaurant.