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Powerhouse Company - Key Projects
Key Powerhouse Company Buildings, alphabetical:
Villa 1, The Netherlands
photograph : Bas Princen
Powerhouse Company - major design
Set in the woodlands with, the program of Villa 1 is oriented optimal towards the views on the terrain and the sun. Half of the program is pushed below ground to meet local zoning regulations. This creates a clear dichotomy in the spatial experience of the house - a 'glass box' ground floor where all mass is concentrated in furniture elements and a 'medieval' basement, where the spaces are carved out of the mass.
Villa L, The Netherlands
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Villa L - 27 Mar 2013
Powerhouse Company, in close collaboration with RAU, recently completed Villa L. Designed to fulfil the desires and needs of a young family, Villa L is set in the woods of central Netherlands, fully oriented towards the sun and the views on the garden.
Villa L is a spatially diverse residence where every floor has its own strong identity, creating a broad spatial spectrum within a unified whole.
More buildings / projects by Powerhouse Company online soon
29 May 2012
Powerhouse Company Award News
Powerhouse Company awarded Nykredit Motivation Prize 2012
Left to right: Charles Bessard and Nanne de Ru of Powerhouse Company, Kent Martinussen, Dansk Architektur Center, Minister of Culture Uffe Elbaek, Dan Stubbergaard of Cobe and Steen E. Christensen, chairman of the Nykredit Foundation:
picture : Henrik Frydkjær
Every year the Danish Nykredit Foundation hands out three architecture prizes. This year one of them, the Nykredit Motivation Prize of over 13.000 euros, goes to Powerhouse Company - a practice established by architects Nanne de Ru and Charles Bessard with offices in respectively Rotterdam and Copenhagen. This afternoon the Danish Minister for Culture, Uffe Elbæk, will hand out the prize at a ceremony held at Nykredit’s headquarters in Copenhagen. This years Nykredit’s Architecture Prize was awarded to COBE and architect Kent Martinussen won the Special Merit Award.
Charles Bessard (left) and Nanne de Ru (right):
photograph : Dick Duyves
“The two partners are an example of one of the new global-Danish architectural practices starting to mark its presence on the Danish architectural scene. Powerhouse Company has published and exhibited work internationally, boasting an impressive research portfolio. Powerhouse Company distinguishes itself by paying great attention to every detail, viewing it from all possible aspects of the construction project. Among the most innovative players, these architects are absolutely among the most talented,” explains jury member Mette Kynne Frandsen, director of the well known Danish practice Henning Larsen Architects.
photograph : Bas Princen
Unique architecture prize
The Nykredit Foundation is behind Nykredit’s Architecture Prize. The prize is the largest of its kind in Scandinavia. It has joined the league of leading architecture prizes such as the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award.
22 May 2012
Powerhouse Company Exhibition News
SHIFTS : The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture, London, UK
photograph : Christian van der Kooy
Powerhouse Company Exhibition
Until June 9th, The Architecture Foundation in London is hosting SHIFTS, an exhibition by Powerhouse Company and Hans Ibelings (The Architecture Observer). SHIFTS illustrates the far-reaching impacts of the economy on the recent past, the troubled present and the unknown future of Western architecture. On May 22nd the exhibition’s accompanying publication, SHIFTS: Architecture After the 20th Century, will be launched in London with a special event at The Architecture Foundation.
Powerhouse Company - Practice Information
Powerhouse Company has offices in Copenhagen - Denmark, and Rotterdam - The Netherlands.
Powerhouse Company, Rotterdam : Dutch Architects
About Powerhouse Company
Powerhouse Company was set up in 2005 by architects Nanne de Ru and Charles Bessard with offices in The Netherlands (Rotterdam) and Denmark (Copenhagen). The office is active in the fields of architecture, urban design and research. Their first projects — Villa I and Spiral House — earned De Ru and Bessard international acclaim. Work of Powerhouse Company has been exhibited and published throughout the world. In 2008 Powerhouse Company has been awarded the Dutch Design Award 2008 for the category ‘best private interior design’ and the Prix Spéciale of the École Supérieur d’Architecture in Paris. In 2009 Powerhouse Company was awarded the ’40 under 40′ award for best upcoming European practice. In 2011, Nanne de Ru was awarded the Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize for Young Architects.
Rotterdam Architecture Studios
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