Hans van Heeswijk Architecten
Essays by Mels Crouwel, Hans Ibelings and Frank Tiesing.
The Hans van Heeswijk architecture firm was founded in Amsterdam in 1985, and it has designed and realized a great variety of projects, among them offices, public buildings, museums, bridges, renovations, refurbishments, interiors and product design. Those projects are without exception matchlessly lucid and crafted to a standard rarely seen, particularly in an economy where tight budgets are the rule. Their forms, reticent at first, become articulate at close range. Each encounter with them seems right--thus the aura of tranquility, typical for buildings composed with great care and attention. This monograph deals with the works and ideas of Hans van Heeswijk architects over the last decade, including the recent commission for the refurbishment of the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam.