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.
December 19, 2014
5gradenoost made a documentary video about the making of the Alley of Light, our contribution to the Amsterdam Light Festival 2014-2015. They followed us during the production, construction and completion of the project.
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December 11, 2014
During the 2014-2015 Amsterdam Light Festival you can experience Amsterdam’s most sparkling street this winter: the Alley of Light. Serge Schoemaker Architects & Digiluce created this passage that is surrounded by a three-dimensional matrix of 2000 lights on the Jonas Daniël Meijerplein.
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.
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.
April 15, 2014
We are proud to present our new corporate design and website. 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.The design reflects both our fascination for construction and our search for spatial and structural outcomes that reference their surroundings.
April 10, 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.
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.
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.