2017
11
May

The Weizmann House in Rehovot, Israel (1934-1937) was designed by the Jewish architect Erich Mendelsohn for Chaim Weizmann, biochemist, Zionist leader and, in 1949, the first president of Israel, and his wife Vera. Architect Tal Eyal advised on the renovation of the Weizmann House, which will be completed this year.

2017
10
Jun

The architecture and interiors of De Stijl are famous around the world. Dutch architects and designers like Gerrit Rietveld, Theo van Doesburg, Cornelis van Eesteren and J.J.P. Oud blazed the trail for generations of progressive thinkers who came after them. The historical roots of De Stijl are less well-known. This summer, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Het Nieuwe Instituut present an overview of drawings, architectural models and examples of furniture by members of the influential art movement. Exhibited side by side for the first time ever, the works offer surprising insights: what seems simple and straightforward at first sight proves to be ambiguous and complex. And what appears new may turn out not to have been.

Past events

2017
06
Apr

On 6 April 2017 Thursday Night Live! was about feminisms in architecture and a manifestation of work by women that is included in the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. With the TU Delft Feminists, architect Afaina de Jong and urban planner Riek Bakker.

2017
30
Mar

What is the situation of the archives of artists, designers, collectors, cultural institutions and businesses? Boekmanstichting, the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urbanism/Het Nieuwe Instituut, DEN Knowledge centre for Digital Heritage, the Reinwardt Academy and the RKD Dutch Institute for Art History organize a debate on 30 March in which the state of the cultural archives will be examined.

2017
02
Feb
19:30 – 21:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut

This evening the State Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning is being squatted in order to explore traces of the Netherlands’ history of squatting and its significance for contemporary architecture. With contributions from curator Hetty Berens, architect Ton Venhoeven, researcher and artist Reinier Kranendonk and researcher and activist René Boer.

2017
19
Jan

In 2010 the Netherlands brought an end to fifty years of centralised spatial planning. Since then, spatial planning has followed the credo ‘decentralise where possible, centralise where necessary’. What are the results of this policy after six years and what new relationships has it created? Who dictates the Netherlands’ spatial planning today and what drives them?

2017
10
Jan
10/01/2017 – 05/02/2017
 

The past 25 years of architecture and urban planning policy have yielded a bountiful and colourful harvest. Compiled by the Office of the Government Architect, the exhibition brings together numerous projects that came about through the incentive policies and the patronage of the State. Moreover, the exhibition devotes ample attention to young talent, internationalisation, and developments in architectural education. 

2016
08
Dec
19:00
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main

Dutch and Flemish architects discuss the significance of the context for an architectural design and how adapting to and building upon existing conditions can produce new places. With Eagles of Architecture (BE), Christian Kieckens (BE), Korth Tielens architecten (NL), Studio Nauta (NL) and Tom Avermaete (BE).

2016
13
Nov

The French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster created a work especially for Sonneveld House. Opera-House is a domestic opera based on the Sonneveld family’s arrival in their new home. Using a series of soundtracks and objects, Gonzalez-Foerster transforms the static environment of the museum house into a theatrical space for active exploration.

2016
09
Nov

Dutch and Flemish architects discuss how their apparently radical architecture can produce a nuanced, poetic quality. With Goes & Berry (BE), Olivier Goethals (BE), Freek Persyn (51N4E) (BE), Lara Schrijver (Universiteit van Antwerpen) (NL) and Studio Donna van Milligen Bielke (NL).

2016
13
Oct

In cities like London, New York and even in less privatised Amsterdam, housing is becoming more and more limited and expensive. In this Reading Room architect Jack Self will read ‘domestic time’ to uncover unexpected strategies to renegotiate the home into a place for living instead of an object for speculation.

2016
09
Oct
11:00 – 17:00
Sonneveld House and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

This year the firm Gispen celebrates its 100th anniversary. On the 9th of October a special  Gispen Day will take place, organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

2016
20
Sep
19:30 – 21:30
 

The tatami is a Japanese floor mat with dimensions based on the human body. It is one of the four ‘platforms’ featured in the series of installations Platform. Body/Space. During this evening, art historian Dr. Sophie Berrebi presented the research behind Platform. Body/Space and professor Carola Hein gave a lecture on the history and cultural significance of the tatami. 

2016
15
Sep

Is there such a thing as ‘queer space’ and can it be designed? During this evening the Archive of Dutch architects and urban planners was being viewed through queer eyes. With archivist Alfred Marks, political scientist Mounir Samuel, filmmaker Tim Leyendekker, Prof. Jasmine Rault, architect Riëtte van der Werff and architect/researcher Dirk van den Heuvel. 

2016
15
Sep
15:00 – 17:30
 

By ‘queering’ the discipline of architecture, we sought to discuss new ways to arrive at an inclusive approach to architecture and urban planning from the LGBT perspective. Speakers included Jasmine Rault, who wrote a book on Eileen Gray and Sapphic modernity; Henry Urbach, who organized the exhibition Queer Space in New York in 1994; Wolfgang Voigt, who is preparing a book publication on gay architects together with Uwe Bresan; and Riëtte van der Werff who is building a project for LGBT-seniors in Amsterdam.

2015
13
Nov

An ode to the maids of the Sonneveld family: that is how you can sum up Natalie Konopelski’s graduation project for her master’s degree in interior architecture at the Piet Zwart Institute. In the archive of Het Nieuwe Instituut she went in search of missing information about their lives in Sonneveld House. In general terms her work is a critique of how house museums such as Sonneveld House present a reconstruction as reality.

2015
22
Oct

This autumn the Rotterdam-based architecture practice MVRDV is transferring its archive to Het Nieuwe Instituut. It is the first major archive to be added to the State Archive for Architecture that consists primarily of digital materials. What does this mean for the preservation and management of this archive? 

2015
17
Sep

How do you tell stories with data? In times of abundant flows of Open and Big Data, processing, interpretation and visualisation has become more urgant than ever. This Lecture Night is a collaboration with the Master of Design course at the Willem de Kooning Academy and is part of its series of 'Open Lectures’.