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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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Sonneveld House, exterior and garden. Architecture by Brinkman and Van der Vlugt. Photo Johannes Schwartz

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.


Join our quest for a more varied perspective of the shared heritage from Indonesia, Suriname and the Netherlands, combining material from the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning and research into the Surinamese landscape. With Sara Frikech, Daphne Bakker, Paul Bijl, Thiëmo Heilbron and Hetty Berens.

Jaap Bakema and the Open Society

Book Presentation, 18/03/18

Building amidst Solitude

Architect J.B. van Loghem in Siberia, 08/02/18

De Stijl as interior project

Duo lecture by Sabine Marcelis and Hetty Berens, 14/12/17