Architectural Record: Mauritshuis is a double Dutch masterwork

Architectural Record: Mauritshuis is a double Dutch masterwork

Toward the end of the last century, the Mauritshuis’ popularity grew rapidly and quarters became cramped, expansion was needed. The museum was able to rent space across the street at Plein 26, a brick Art Deco addition to a private club, but connecting the two builiding in the dense historic centre of the Hague, was not an easy slam dunk. Read my article for Architectural Record on how a design team digged down to artfully connect a historic museum to a building across the way. Read the article…

Building as Ornament

Building as Ornament

A new generation of architects considers ornament to be an integral part of their architecture practice. For Architectural Record, I reviewed the book Building as Ornament. In ten interviews Michiel van Raaij researches how the attitude to ornament has developed and changed. Read the article…