Introduction Workshop: Biking in Amsterdam

The introduction week ended with a day trip to Amsterdam. We biked through spots, buildings and whole neighborhoods of architectural interest and visited places such as the Stedelijk museum and de Appel. Guided by architect and teacher of the program Anne Holtrop, got a great foretaste of Dutch design and contemporary art in the Netherlands.

Chicako Watanabe's installation in Lloyd Hotel
In the size of a family room in the former Lloyd Hotel of the 1920' s. Families stayed there before setting off to South America

The Scheepstimmermanstraat, famous for its 60 unique houses designed by different architects.

a raft made of reused coca cola crates and bottles creates a "back yard" for one of the houses

Blok K by NL Architects: a stunning green roofed building with light filled apartments. It is part of a masterplan of 500 dwellings and a park between the historic center and the recently redeveloped harbor area in the east of Amsterdam.

exhibitions of industrial and applied design, contemporary art and works of the famous Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel in the Stedelijk museum.

After the full bike tour had drinks on a deck in one of Amsterdam' s canals

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