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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.

08/09/2017 – 11/02/2018

Since 2014, Het Nieuwe Instituut has involved designers, artists and researchers in opening up its collection and entices them to explore the role of an archive in their work. Over the past four years, this initiative has resulted in some remarkable projects that have been presented at home and abroad, but not in the institute itself. Archive Interpretations offers the perfect context to now bring home four different projects.

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

Through the Photographer’s Lens

Archive Explorations, 05/10/17