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Floating snowflake, world's coolest hotel

Floating snowflake, world's coolest hotel

The 86-room Krystall hotel is scheduled to be built off the coast of Tromso, Norway, in 2016.

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Inhabitat interviews Olthuis, Global Mobile Assets

Inhabitat interviews Olthuis, Global Mobile Assets

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on How to Embrace Rising Sea Levels

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Waterstudio wins

Waterstudio wins "Re-thinking The Future" Awards

City Apps by Waterstudio.nl wins "Re-Thinking The Future" awards 2014, under the category of Urban Design Built.

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7 buildings to survive a changing planet

7 buildings to survive a changing planet

Waterstudio's innovative design of Ocean Flower is one the buildings that could help us survive a changing planet 

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 Ocean flower wins 4 international property awards

Ocean flower wins 4 international property awards

With Waterstudio’s design of The ocean flower, Dutch Docklands won four International Property Awards 

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Koen Olthuis at Mosbuild as jury member & speaker

Koen Olthuis at Mosbuild as jury member & speaker

At one of world’s largest building exhibitions, as jury member, Koen Olthuis announced price winners of the MADA award organized by Archiworld.

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Now online: Top 10 Trends Towards Floating Cities

Now online: Top 10 Trends Towards Floating Cities

TED Talk of Koen Olthuis in Vilnius is now online, please check Top 10 Trends Towards Floating Cities!

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BBC News: Flood-proof homes the Dutch way

BBC News: Flood-proof homes the Dutch way

BBC News featured Koen Olthuis and Waterstudio's Watervilla IJburg

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Only one day until Koen's talk at TEDxVilnius

Only one day until Koen's talk at TEDxVilnius

Saturday February 22nd Koen will do his TED talk: Top 10 Trends Towards Floating Cities at the TEDxVilnius in Lithuania

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Citadel in CNN’s top 10 eye-popping buildings

Citadel in CNN’s top 10 eye-popping buildings

Citadel one of the 10 eye-popping new buildings that you'll see in 2014

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Watervilla Monnickendam is finished

Watervilla Monnickendam is finished

Watervilla Monnickendam is finished. The villa is located on a nice spot in the city's marina.

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Waterstudio starts research in Uganda

Waterstudio starts research in Uganda

In the first month of 2014  Waterstudio's research team is going on a fieldtrip to do scientific research on the effects of City apps in wetslums in Uganda. 

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Think Dutch

Think Dutch

New book about Conceptual Architecture and Design in the Netherlands

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Design workshop with Manchester University students

Design workshop with Manchester University students

Waterstudio organized a valuable brainstorm session with students of the Manchester Metropolitan University  for floating development concepts

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Float (flexible land on aquatic territory)

Float (flexible land on aquatic territory)

The 26th September in the Kaunas Architecture Festival,  Waterstudio is invited to partecipate in the discussion on the significance and influence of water as natural element on the processes in the city. 

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Koen Olthuis speaks at World Architecture Day 2013

Koen Olthuis speaks at World Architecture Day 2013

Koen Olthuis speaks at World Architecture Day 2103 in New York on 7th of October.

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Construction Villa Naaldwijk at highest point

Construction Villa Naaldwijk at highest point

Construction of the villa in Naaldwijk which is part of The New Water urban plan reached its highest point.

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City Apps presented to King of the Netherlands

City Apps presented to King of the Netherlands

City Apps Foundation presented the City Apps project to King and Queen Of the Netherlands.

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Waterstudios villa Traverse is near completion

Waterstudios villa Traverse is near completion

Villa Traverse is near completion, and the construction of another New Water Villa has started .

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Koen Olthuis speaks at NXT for energy and ideas

Koen Olthuis speaks at NXT for energy and ideas

Koen Olthuis speaks at  ZEVIJ NXT congress "for energy and ideas" on 13th June 2013 in Breda.

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Waterpark Sneekermeer is completed

Waterpark Sneekermeer is completed

Waterstudio's Waterpark Sneekermeer is completed and ready for recreation. 

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Waterstudio speaks at waterconference in Jakarta

Waterstudio speaks at waterconference in Jakarta

Waterstudio is joining the conference Building on Water in Jakarta on 9 and 10 as a speaker

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Waterstudio, first architectural firm that accept bitcoins!

Waterstudio, first architectural firm that accept bitcoins!

From now it is possible to pay us with bitcoins.

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Channel 9: “Plans for floating center in Oswego”

Channel 9: “Plans for floating center in Oswego”

An interview with the developer of floating center in Oswego to be designed by Waterstudio, who made the next step by proposing the plan to the city council.

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Floating mosque on sea in front of The Hague

Floating mosque on sea in front of The Hague

Floating Mosque on sea in front of The Hague, international city of peace and justice to strengthen band between Islam and Europe.

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First floating City App project in slum started

First floating City App project in slum started

The upgrading of Korail wet slum has started, check out our movie: Meet the clients

 

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Waterstudio team back from Korail slum

Waterstudio team back from Korail slum

For the continuation of the Appgrading Wet Slums project, the Waterstudio team did a field research on the Korail slum in Dhaka

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Waterstudio joins Dutch Architect Days in Georgia

Waterstudio joins Dutch Architect Days in Georgia

Waterstudio and other widely renowned Dutch architectural companies will be presenting the latest trends and tendencies in the contemporary Dutch architectural sector.

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Video Lecture UP Experience online

Video Lecture UP Experience online

FLOAT! A blueprint for city improvement, lecture of Koen Olthuis at the UP Experience, Houston 

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Waterstudio wins Architecture & Sealevelrise Award

Waterstudio wins Architecture & Sealevelrise Award

Waterstudio has won the prestigious “Architecture & Sea Level Rise” Award 2012 from the Jacques Rougerie foundation with their entry: App-grading Wet Slums.

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Koen Olthuis on Al Gore's 24H of reality

Koen Olthuis on Al Gore's 24H of reality

Watch here the live broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report. The 24-hour event begins on November 14 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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TED Talk of Koen in Hasselt great success

TED Talk of Koen in Hasselt great success

Koen Olthuis did a talk at the TEDx at the university of Hasselt in Belgium. 

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Ocean Flower is now for sale!

Ocean Flower is now for sale!

The first phase of 185 floating waterfront villas,all with private pool is now for sale.  

 

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Interview Koen Olthuis at Venice Biennale

Interview Koen Olthuis at Venice Biennale

An interview with Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio.NL on the Venice Biennale for the exhibition "The Dutch Way" in the British Pavilion

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Thai National Housing Authority visits Waterstudio

Thai National Housing Authority visits Waterstudio

A group of high ranking officers (VP's and Directors) from the National Housing Authority of Thailand have visit Waterstudio

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Waterstudio goes USA

Waterstudio goes USA

$150 million floating exhibition center proposed for Oswego Harbor

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PBS Newshour: Finding ways to live with rising water

PBS Newshour: Finding ways to live with rising water

There is a saying that "God made the world, but the Dutch made Holland."

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Koen Olthuis speaks at Venice Boatshow

Koen Olthuis speaks at Venice Boatshow

At the Salone Nautico di Venezia, Koen Olthuis spoke about the floating development possibilities in the lagoon of Venice

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EKODesign Conference 2012 Istanbul

EKODesign Conference 2012 Istanbul

Koen Olthuis spoke at EKODesign conference in Istanbul.

http://www.ekodesignkonferansi.com/tr

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TEDx Lecture: Floating City Apps is online

TEDx Lecture: Floating City Apps is online

The video of the TEDx lecture of Koen Olthuis in Warwick is online now

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Koen Olthuis speaks at ITB Berlin.

Koen Olthuis speaks at ITB Berlin.

On march 9th Koen Olthuis will speak about Adapting to Climate Change: The Floating Islands of the Maldives, at ITB Berlin.

http://www.itb-kongress.de/en/ConventionProgram/T

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Sea Trea on BBC BRAZIL

Sea Trea on BBC BRAZIL

BBC Brazil writes about Sea Tree-Waterstudio!

www.bbc.co.uk/portuguese/noticias

 

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Sea Tree

Sea Tree

Floating Sea Tree is a vertical hangout for wild life. Waterstudio.nl has designed the Sea Tree, a floating safe haven intended specifically for plants and animals.

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Koen Olthuis at TEDxWarwick

Koen Olthuis at TEDxWarwick

On March 10th, Koen Olthuis speaks at TEDxWarwick.

http://www.tedxwarwick.com/speakers

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Radio 1 features Koen Olthuis about Maldives Project

Radio 1 features Koen Olthuis about Maldives Project

NOS Met het oog op morgen: Dutch solution for the Maldives, the possible first victim of sealevelrise.

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Koen Olthuis speaks at

Koen Olthuis speaks at

Rethinking land use - time for change? 

Thursday 3rd November, 10.30 – 11.15.

http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

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Waterstudio in

Waterstudio in " Water - Curse or Blessing!?" Exhebition

Waterstudio in Berlin. the exhibition "Water - Curse or Blessing!?" is on show now. The exhibition will be displayed until October 21. This exhibition is organized by Aedes/Berlin.

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TIME : Liquid Assets

TIME : Liquid Assets

TIME article about Waterstudio. In an era of rising sea levels, some Dutch architects see a future on the water

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Forbes article about Floating Golf Course

Forbes article about Floating Golf Course

Forbes about Waterstudio's Floating Golf Course: "What Does a $500 Million Golf Course Look Like?"

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Olthuis Honarable member of Foundation

Olthuis Honarable member of Foundation

Amphibious Foundation A.C. Awards: Architect Koen Olthuis of the Architectural firm Waterstudio is honorable member of our Amphibious Foundation C.A.

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Floating Golf Course on CNN

Floating Golf Course on CNN

Water hazard! $500 million floating golf course planned for Maldives. "Koen Olthuis' vision will be realized when work officially starts on the project later this year"

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New Water Project on BBC

New Water Project on BBC

Dutch architect Koen Olthuis, a specialist in floating buildings, outlines his vision for the community and explains why the pressure on our cities means it's a logical step to take to the water.

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Floating Golf Course for Maldives

Floating Golf Course for Maldives

Troongolf's press release for Dutch Docklands' Floating Golf Course, conceptual design by Waterstudio.

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Floating city apps for Olympic!

Floating city apps for Olympic!

Floating city apps for durable Olympic games.

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The 100 that will change the world in 2011

The 100 that will change the world in 2011

Koen Olthuis one of the 18 green guardian angels who protect our environment

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Floating Islands Maldives

Floating Islands Maldives

Floating islands project will diversify Maldivian fame

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Inhabitat interview: Waterstudio's Koen Olthuis on FLOAT!

Inhabitat interview: Waterstudio's Koen Olthuis on FLOAT!

Inhabitat: "World-renowned architect Koen Olthuis is the leading designer of floating structures. Recently, he finished a new book, called FLOAT! read on for our exclusive interview!"

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Malediven gaan drijven

Malediven gaan drijven

The Dutch help de government of the Maldives to come up with solutions for a big problem: The islands sink into the sea.

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Building a floating house, how does it work

Building a floating house, how does it work

A movie of Waterstudio's floating house in Amsterdam.

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FLOAT! in Top 10 Best Science Books 2010

FLOAT! in Top 10 Best Science Books 2010

SFGate and San Francisco Chronicle has listed FLOAT! in the top 10 of Best Science Books 2010.

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Tadoa Ando and Koen Olthuis at Conference in China

Tadoa Ando and Koen Olthuis at Conference in China

Tadao Ando and Koen Olthuis both giving a speech at the Water and Sustainability Conference in Boao Hainan, in China.

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Koen Olthuis presented the first copy of the book “FLOAT!

Koen Olthuis presented the first copy of the book “FLOAT!" to President Nasheed of the Republic of Maldives

Koen Olthuis had the honour to present the first copy of the book FLOAT! to President Nasheed who has been chosen by Newsweek magazine as one of the “world's ten best leaders”.

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The first copy of our new book is in our hands now.

The first copy of our new book is in our hands now.

Title:  FLOAT! building on water to combat urban congestion and climate change.  The book officially launches  October 2010.

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First building activities New Water

First building activities New Water

Together with the owners and ONW's project leader Marleen van Giesen, Koen Olthuis started the building activities of the New Water Project.

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Citadel nominated for WWR Award

Citadel nominated for WWR Award

Waterstudio's floating apartmentbuilding is nominated for the Water Living and Space Award.

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Sanlih TV Taiwan features Koen Olthuis

Sanlih TV Taiwan features Koen Olthuis

An extensive television interview with Koen Olthuis in Taiwanese and English

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Interview Koen Olthuis in Chinees Landscape Architecture Magazine

Interview Koen Olthuis in Chinees Landscape Architecture Magazine

A very nice interview with Koen Olthuis about climate change and the future of living on water.

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Koen Olthuis in jury international competition

Koen Olthuis in jury international competition

In the competition Delta City of the Future: Changing Perspectives 7 selected international teams will participate in a 24 hour ‘climate pressure cooker event’ in Rotterdam. During this event they will develop their ideas further.

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ZDF visits New Water project

ZDF visits New Water project

In HotSpot Holland ZDF visits Waterstudio and the New Water project

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Czech article on Waterstudio's floating villas

Czech article on Waterstudio's floating villas

We just received the Czech magazine "Villa journal" containing a very nice article on Waterstudio's floating villas. Check it out in our "in the media" section.

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Koen Olthuis gave presentation in Leipzig

Koen Olthuis gave presentation in Leipzig

Invited by the mayor of Leipzig, Koen Olthuis gave a presentation about dynamic floating cities and brought in new ideas how the city of Leipzig can use their lakes formed by former brown coal mines.

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Ankie Stam as VIP architect at Archikidz

Ankie Stam as VIP architect at Archikidz

As VIP Architect Ankie Stam told over 300 kids about Mobile Floating Architecture. Together with 80 architects and 80 volunteers, she challenged the children to make their mobile house of their dreams.

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Koen Olthuis on Russia's program

Koen Olthuis on Russia's program

5-TV Russia features Koen Olthuis in it's very populair program "Stories in Detail"

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Koen Olthuis at urban planning conference in Ajman

Koen Olthuis at urban planning conference in Ajman

Koen Olthuis was one of the speakers on the Ajman international urban planning conference

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Rolf Peters joins the NY - Rotterdam exchange

Rolf Peters joins the NY - Rotterdam exchange

Rolf Peters is in New York to participate the NY - Rotterdam waterfront exchange

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Villas Traverse on sale

Villas Traverse on sale

8 villas of the Traverse in the project New Water are on sale. More information: www.hulsebosch.nl or www.hetnieuwewater.com or check the video.

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Waterstudio.NL now on YouTube

Waterstudio.NL now on YouTube

Waterstudio.NL has now got it's own YouTube Channel. Check it out and follow us on  www.youtube.com/user/Waterstudionl

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Waterstudio.NL in the Maldives

Waterstudio.NL in the Maldives

Waterstudio.NL in de Maldives

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De Pers: Never more wet feet

De Pers: Never more wet feet

"The Netherlands get more crowded and we have to fight the threat of the water. The solution? Living on Water."

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Waterstudio featured at Russian Architecture Festival

Waterstudio featured at Russian Architecture Festival

Waterstudio featured in the exposition, documentary and book of the Russian Dutch Contemporary Architecture Festival.

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Koen Olthuis on Discovery Daily Planet

Koen Olthuis on Discovery Daily Planet

Waterstudio on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet

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RNW Radio - Wonen op Water

RNW Radio - Wonen op Water

An interview with Koen Olthuis about living on water on RNW, Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

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WDR Radio - Klimawandel? Kein Problem...

WDR Radio - Klimawandel? Kein Problem...

"In the concert of  world renowned architects Koen Olthuis is playing the lead when it comes to houses on or close to the water."

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Consequences of Climate Change and Flood Protection

Consequences of Climate Change and Flood Protection

European Water News: "Acqua alta highlights innovative concepts and examples of successful interaction of modern architecture with water, these examples include presentations by eminent international architects such as Hadi Teherani and Koen Olthuis"

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NRC international: The city of tomorrow may be build on water

NRC international: The city of tomorrow may be build on water

"From mosque to living area, everything can be built floating. Koen Olthuis does it scarless."

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Shanghai Morning Post's eyes on Dutch water architects

Shanghai Morning Post's eyes on Dutch water architects

Shanghai Morning Post prepares for climate change conference Copenhagen. Rolf Peters: "Learn to live in harmony with the water".

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Lecture at Acqua Alta Germany

Lecture at Acqua Alta Germany

Koen Olthuis gave a lecture about new density on water at Acqua Alta in Hamburg, Germany

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Lecture at Hydrocity Canada

Lecture at Hydrocity Canada

Koen Olthuis and Rolf Peters gave a lecture about new density on water at Hydrocity in Toronto, Canada

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Trade mission to China

Trade mission to China

Koen Olthuis has joined the official and economic delegation of province South Holland to China

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NRC:

NRC: "Save the world, build on water"

"From mosque to living area, everything can be built floating. Koen Olthuis does it scarless."

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Waterstudio in book 'Extreme Architecture'

Waterstudio in book 'Extreme Architecture'

Waterstudio's projects Cruiseterminal mentioned in; Extreme Architecture, Building for challenging environments.

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Waterstudio in Mark Fletcher's Book; Islands

Waterstudio in Mark Fletcher's Book; Islands

Waterstudio's projects Watervilla Aalsmeer and the Cruiseterminal are mentioned in Mark Fletcher's New Book; Islands, Contemporary architecture on water

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Waterstudio's New Water on Shortlist

Waterstudio's New Water on Shortlist

Waterstudio's project New Water is on the Shortlist of the Urban Design WAN Awards

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De Volkskrant about Waterstudio.NL:

De Volkskrant about Waterstudio.NL:

New water  'The most concrete and advanced project in the field of living on water in The Netherlands'

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Reuters about Waterstudio.NL:

Reuters about Waterstudio.NL:

'Dutch learn to live with, instead of fight, rising seas'

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Citadel in ABC's list of bizarre buildings

Citadel in ABC's list of bizarre buildings

Together with buildings from Gehry and Hundertwasser, OlthuisCitadel is mentioned in 'Worlds most bizarre structures'

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Waterstudio's Citadel on Inhabitat

Waterstudio's Citadel on Inhabitat

Inhabitat, worlds most influential eco design website has published the Citadel

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Koen Olthuis on Discovery Channel Next World

Koen Olthuis on Discovery Channel Next World

Waterstudio on Discovery Channel's Next World Future life on Earth

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Waterstudio in Green Futures

Waterstudio in Green Futures

Green Futures: Homes for a warming world

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New Water in Cobouw

New Water in Cobouw

An article in Cobouw about the Citadel  and the New Water in Naaldwijk

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Update: New Water, Naaldwijk

Update: New Water, Naaldwijk

The New Water in Naaldwijk has been updated, check it out in the projects section

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First Step to Real Floating Cities?

First Step to Real Floating Cities?

 Europe's First Floating Apartment is First Step to Real Floating Cities?

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Watervillas Sneekermeer on sale

Watervillas Sneekermeer on sale

 The Watervillas Waterstudio designed for Waterpark Sneekermeer in The Netherlands are on sale now

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Assignment for Floating Clubhouse and Library

Assignment for Floating Clubhouse and Library

Waterstudio.NL was assigned to make a preliminary design for a floating Clubhouse and Library for the Sovereign Harbour Social Club for older people in the UK

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TIME publishes article about Waterstudio's Floating Mosque

TIME publishes article about Waterstudio's Floating Mosque

Arts -  Rebuilding the Faith

Check out the in the media section for more new articles

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Presentation first floating apartmentcomplex 'Citadel' in Westland

Presentation first floating apartmentcomplex 'Citadel' in Westland

Waterstudio has showed his first design of the first floating apartmentcomplex to the public in Westland. More information about the Citadel can be found on www.citadelhetnieuwewater.nl.

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Korea: Article Waterstudio.NL in SPACE

Korea: Article Waterstudio.NL in SPACE

Water level-fighting houses

Check out the in the media section for more new articles

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Website watervillas Den Bosch online

Website watervillas Den Bosch online

The watervillas at the Regenboogkade in Den Bosch are for sale.
All information concerning the watervillas can now be found on www.regenboogkade.nl

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Eyes on the Westland

Eyes on the Westland

International attention for the Project Het nieuwe water.

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Assignment for  floating apartmentcomplex

Assignment for floating apartmentcomplex

Waterstudio.NL obtained the assignment for the design of a floating apartmentcomplex. The building will be located in the urban development Het nieuwe water near The Hague in The Netherlands.

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Waterstudio.NL sponsors girls soccer team

Waterstudio.NL sponsors girls soccer team

Waterstudio.NL sponsors the girls indoor soccer team of the TUDelft University.

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Permit for 68 recreational watervillas granted

Permit for 68 recreational watervillas granted

Waterstudio.NL was granted the Permit for the development of 68 recreational watervillas in the North of The Netherlands

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India: Article Waterstudio.NL in Architecture Design

India: Article Waterstudio.NL in Architecture Design

Building floating constructions Written by Architecture + Design

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First two watervillas for floating neighbourhood in Amsterdam

First two watervillas for floating neighbourhood in Amsterdam

The first two watervillas waterstudio designed for a neighbourhood of 38 watervillas in Amsterdam have arrived on location

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Watervilla for IJburg Amsterdam

Watervilla for IJburg Amsterdam

One of the watervillas for IJburg Amsterdam

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Blog on Next World - Discovery Channel website

Blog on Next World - Discovery Channel website

Koen Olthuis' blog on Discovery Channel's Next World.

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Waterstudio.NL and Dutch Docklands in Dubai

Waterstudio.NL and Dutch Docklands in Dubai

Waterstudio.NL and DDI present the Dutch possibilities for building on water to minister Peijs.

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