Martijn van Straaten
"There is no place like home. Although this house is for sale and I will move to another house, my feelgoodbuilding will always be home.
Decoration is your own style. It's personalized to your wishes. And the people and animales that are in the building are the ones you love.
Next to that it can be used as a working environment. When I would feel better at an other place, I would be thinking about problems at home. For me the most important aspect of ""feeling good"" is the People with whom you share the place, and there state of ""feeling good""."
Van Nelle Fabriek
Juriaan van Meel
The "Van Nelle" factory is a master piece of Dutch architecture that has proved to be functional over time. Once it was a factory for tea and tabacco. Now it accommodates small companies from the design sector. Inside you can still feel the light and air; atmosphere that was so exceptional at the time when the factory was built. I admire the building because it has 'character'. Character is a quality that is hard to grasp, but it is certainly a quality that is not often found in new buildings. Buildings like this (coverted warehouses, factories, etc.) should get more attention from both the academic and professional world to tease out design principles that help to improve new design.
Herperduin holiday cottage
"Nice natural materials, optimal air quality also for people with astma. Very quiet surroundings.
Balanced entrance of natural light. Comfortable wall-heating system. Pleasant natural ventilation."
It is very very quiet inside. The only thing you hear are the birds from outside. A very meditative place indeed. The spaces are empty and ordered like a painting of Mondriaan. No furniture except for a few paintings, a couple of cushions and a few vases with Ikebana. Balanced natural lighting partly with the help of translucent rice paper doors. Extraordinary interaction between the Zen garden and the interior, open facades when wanted, closed when needed.
The heart of the house
Kitchen is the heart of the house. It always welcomes you with its warming atmosphere and delectable smell... It is the place that conversations are always keep going.
It is a hostel in new zealand where I had stayed for 2 nights few years ago. It is a typical home image for me because of the wooden floor and structure, inside stairs and the most important object is the fireplace. I feel warm and cozy when I laid back in the couch reading my novel. I can also hear the crackle from the flame from time to time, feel the heat and smell the smoke from the burning wood. That makes me feel relax and calm.
Inside of trainstation
Imagine if you are waiting for a train to go somewhere. It is no matter where you go or what you do. The train station is a transition space, where we can expect of next place. It is a kind of same feeling that the day before the night of field trip is more excited than the day.
Churh of the Eremitani
With all its simplicity it both humble and humbling. This makes it for me a true piece of human architecture.
Maison La Roche
This is a transitional space between the dark staircase space and the room full of light it is leading to. The change of illumination level in the two space is done subtly by introducing natural light to inside from windows - they are arranged to posses full range of the wall in a horizontal manner that well frame the trees outside. The space is generous as a transitional one for stairs, as it is big enough for good natural ventilation and leaves you a comfortable place to stand next to the window and look to the outside view. The windows, dived into several operable ones, provide the possibility to control temperature and ventilation speed in different situations. The not so beautiful heater, well hidden in the shadow, also leaves the outside view the major role in this space.
Wei-Hsun Chen Wei-Hsun Chen Wei-Hsun Chen Wei-Hsun Chen
House N, designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, is a living place defined by three boxes with different sizes. The architect not only creates a new boundary between the house and surrounding environment, but also breaks through the conventional layout which usually separates our living place into different rooms. It creates a opportunity to make userâ€™s life infiltrate into the city smoothly due to this in-between space which is created by three boxes and their voids. Unconsciously, the private living space is extended from inside to outside, from a house into a city. The richness of spatial levels is building a free and comfortable atmosphere for a living space.
Municipal Health Building
Laura Hulsman, Indoor Environmental Consultant
This building was part of a retrofit R&D program in order to create a stimulating and comfortable working environment.
I was never able to experience it in real life, but the redesign should definately be a FEELGOODBUILDING
Joke van Berkum
"Back to the womb. Relaxing, reflecting, reading, recharging."
Vincent van Gogh
If painted good, it's worth millions.
Teun Verstand, architect
It is a sinergy between craftmanship and high tec into a spiritual room