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 3, 2017
Located along the Reeuwijk Lakes, this municipal monument is surrounded by a stunning Dutch peat landscape. We will restore the beautiful island on which it is built as well as renovate and extend the nineteenth century house.
August 14, 2017
In renovating this house in Hoofddorp, Serge Schoemaker Architects gave it a radical metamorphosis, creating a spacious interior full of character, with charming sightlines and plenty of daylight.
July 10, 2017
Alley of Light by Serge Schoemaker Architects and DigiLuce has been selected for the 2017 Riga Light Festival. After its premiere at the 2014-2015 Amsterdam Light Festival and presentation in Sweden and China, our dynamic 3D light grid can be seen in Latvia this winter. Opening November 17 in Vermane Garden.
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.
January 27, 2017
On January 16, during a well visited information evening, Serge Schoemaker presented the final redevelopment design for the Hoofddorp Fort Island to the neighbours and the local press. 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 colour scheme, we changed this introverted building from the sixties into a spacious and bright school with a clearly open orientation to its surroundings. The new multipurpose gathering space at the heart of the building lends the school a complete new look and feel.
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. The book has been designed by graphic designer Thijs Verbeek. Photos by Raoul Kramer.
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February 7, 2016
The commission to modernize this apartment at the top of a town house in the centre of Woerden resulted in a design that joins the three existing rooms at the rear of the first floor to create one big kitchen cum living area that opens onto a generously sized, sun-drenched roof terrace.