derksen|windt architecten (since 2008) has been fortunate to be able to realise diverse and beautiful designs, for many different clients. Differing from private clients to project developers and from entrepreneurs to social housing foundations. We start with a non-binding) acquaintance in which we can discuss the wishes and the assignment, after which we get to the design and realisation.
David Windt (1981) and Jeroen Derksen (1982) are both graduates of the master program Architecture at the Technical University of Delft. In addition, both have finished the master Building Technology, achieved an annotation in Urbanism and started derksen|windt architecten in 2008. David Windt originates from the region of Haarlem/ Heemstede and still lives there. Jeroen Derksen originates from the region of Midden-Delfland/ Maassluis and lives in Rotterdam.
The area in which we work
To date we have worked in various municipalities and areas in the Netherlands. Sometimes with local knowledge, and often we got to know the location and municipality in depth for the specific project. Designing and building in new and unknown areas has never been a disadvantage.
Here are some examples of villages and cities in which we were able and allowed to design something beautiful: Haarlem, Delft, Heemstede, Alphen aan de Rijn, Hilversum, Nijmegen, Wassenaar, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Maassluis, Tiel, Midden Delfland.
What we do as an architecture studio
First and foremost we make and realise designs which started from the true wish and the future experience of the user. In this lies an important part of our profession; realising what we design. To make this happen we work the design through into the detail.
In most cases a permission is necessary to realise a design and the application needs to be granted by the government. Applying for the environmental permit and, if necessary , writing a spatial support piece for changing the land use , are tasks we do and we arrange everything completely when asked. Finally, to get the design built, a contractor must be selected. This starts with making a technical description or a plan. Also making work- drawings and construction supervision is something we can do and is a part of the job we have experience in. To make sure a certain degree of quality is achieved is an important part of our business.
Collective Private Commissioning CPC
derksen | windt architects has gained a lot of experience in recent years in working with (a collective of) private individuals as clients. At the moment there are several interesting projects in which we notice, as in the projects already realized, that our vision and working method are well in line with the wishes and needs of the clients involved, whereby we would like to point specifically to our experience with the Collective Private Commissioning (CPO). ). This form of building, in which participants in a collective themselves are in the shoes of a developer / client, makes it possible to realize homes that are more suited to the wishes of the ultimate residents. It is a form of cooperation that we think will increase in importance in the coming years, as we also notice that governments want to stimulate this.
For collectives of private clients we have a page with more information focused on CPC (click here)
3D and BIM
Working with BIM (Building information Model) is becoming more important. Especially in larger projects it can bring profit, if used properly.
Even without sharing the information from the model, a 3D model is very useful. The project becomes both technically and constructively more insightful.
Finally, we use 3D a great deal in presentations and clarification of the design. From animations to renders, where we practically always combine this with non-digital / real scale models.
During our work we come along many sites, which we use ourselves or find interesting to follow. This involves architectural forums for inspiring design and fascinating references, it involves practical and informative (often government) websites and finally some websites that are simply interesting. We would like to share a selection of them with you.
- great selection of beautiful projects
- In our view the best forum next to designboom
- especially the opinion part is interesting
practical (government) websites:
omgevings loket online
- for all environmental permit applications
- all documents and information from the second chamber can be found here
- for all competitions and tenders
- interesting community with good symposia
avro close up
- beautiful documentaries, frequently about architects
het nieuwe instituut
- architecture centre with good exhibitions
Internship at derksen|windt architecten
derksen|windt architecten is always looking for qualified and motivated interns for a period of at least a quarter of a year, preferably six months (for 4 to 5 days a week). Are you enthusiastic and interested? Please send an email with your motivation, CV and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to David Windt or Jeroen Derksen.
update and copyright
last update website April 23th, 2021
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© photography derksen|windt architecten, for some of the projects © René de Wit and PP de Meijer and Fleur Kooiman and Studio de Nooyer and Stijnstijl fotografie and Dave van Leeuwen and Ruben Dario Kleimeer.