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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.


Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen (EFL) foundation present Archive Explorations, an evening about architect and urban planner Cornelis van Eesteren. The event celebrates the occasion of the official transfer of the Van Eesteren archive to Het Nieuwe Instituut. Floor Milikowski, Arnold van der Valk and Linda Vlassenrood discuss their research, and Hetty Berens (Conservator, Het Nieuwe Instituut) shows highlights from the Van Eesteren archive. 

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Het Bauhaus in Rhoon

State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning X Neuhaus, 16/06/19

"Backward Boys And Subnormal Girls"

Archive Explorations, 23/05/19

Habitat: Pjotr Gonggrijp and Frits Palmboom

Archive conversation, 24/02/19
at Gallery -1