Neutelings Riedijk

Posted on: January 20, 2011
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Architects Neutelings Riedijk design sculptural buildings with a powerful urban presence, often with striking facades as a result of well thought-out designs. Although they frequently cooperate with visual artists Neutelings Riedijk do not consider themselves to be artistic.

One of their most ingenious projects is The Netherlands Institute for Image and Sound. In this gigantic archive almost one million hours of Dutch radio and television footage is preserved. Part of this collection is presented in the accompanying museum. And scenes from famous TV shows are incorporated in its colourful glass fa├žade, designed by artist Jaap Drupsteen.

Neutelings Riedijk hold an ambiguous position regarding their Dutch heritage. Although innovation is not a goal in itself, the results of their design process is often very surprising.

Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries about architects and graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands, commissioned by DutchDFA. The shorts are meant to spread freely over the web, but also to be shown as part of lectures, exhibitions and business presentations. Dutch Profiles includes interviews with, among others: MVRDV, Irma Boom, Jurgen Bey, Claudy Jongstra, Rem Koolhaas, Paul Mijksenaar, Marlies Dekkers, Alexander van Slobbe and G-Star.

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