Studioninedots - founded in 2011 by Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut and Metin van Zijl is an architecture and urban design practice whose work ranges from housing to urban design concepts. Our practice excels in projects that transform complex urban sites and intertwine the built environment with the social fabric of a city. We are fascinated by the processes of (re)using or activating these environments; their dynamic contexts often demand unconventional solutions, yet inspire new collective ways of life. By distilling the problem, we discover the essence of the project that drives the architecture.
In addressing urban challenges, we see opportunities in circularity while embracing beauty and tactility as essential human needs. We work together: we take a collaborative approach that inspires, challenges and strengthens our work. Together with our clients and partners, we translate progressive ideas and designs into a realistic framework and create distinctive spaces that act as catalysts for meeting, exchange and connection.
Studioninedots is based in Amsterdam, a city that inspires us with its open-mindedness, adaptability and creativity. With this in mind, we initiated Creative Workspace 1-1-1 in the former Stork factory building on Gedempt Hamerkanaal in northern Amsterdam. It has an unfinished quality like its surroundings, thrives in its temporality, balances between rawness and comfort and has an element of unpredictability in its use.