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The collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut contains drawings, photographs and models from the archives of Dutch architects and urban planners. The library collects and manages information about Dutch and international architecture, urban design, and related fields such as spatial planning, landscape architecture, interior architecture, art, digital culture and design. The collection is available for research in the Study Centre.

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The Sonneveld House Museum in Rotterdam is one of the best-preserved houses in the Nieuwe Bouwen style, the Dutch branch of the International School of Modernism. It was designed in the early 1930s by the architecture firm of Brinkman & Van der Vlugt. They were also responsible for the extraordinary interior, in close collaboration with W.H. Gispen.

2020
01
May

A new look at the work of Nelly and Theo van Doesburg is possible thanks to the restoration of their architecture archive. The exhibition recognises Nelly as a key figure in the consolidation of the reputation of Van Doesburg and De Stijl. The magnificent focus of the exhibition will be on the couple’s most striking joint project: their studio-house in the Parisian suburb of Meudon. 

Unlocked/Reconnected

Reflections on home, 01/06/20
at Het Nieuwe Instituut

Gijs Bakker & K. Schippers: Basics

Design and poetry in Sonneveld House, 01/07/20
at Sonneveld House

Where’s Elzas?

A data challenge for self-isolating globetrotters , 27/05/20
at Het Nieuwe Instituut Online

The Fate of Our Irenestraten

Guest Programme, 13/02/20