COMMUNICATING COMMUNITIES

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"WE ARE VMX ARCHITECTS,

 WE DESIGN AND BUILD ATTRACTIVE SPACES FOR PEOPLE. AS SOCIALLY COMMITTED ARCHITECTS, OUR MISSION IS TO IMPROVE THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND THUS THE QUALITY OF LIFE. 

IN ALL OUR PROJECTS WE FOCUS ON THE USERS AND FACILITATE INTERACTION BETWEEN PEOPLE, THEREBY HELPING TO CREATE HEALTHY COMMUNITIES. OUR BUILDINGS THEREFORE COMMUNICATE CLEARLY WITH THEIR USERS AND WITH THE SURROUNDINGS.

TOGETHER WITH OUR CLIENTS AND ADVISORS, WE REALISE ARCHITECTURE THAT GIVES MEANING, DEFINES IDENTITY, INSTILS PRIDE AND ENHANCES SOLIDARITY. WHILE THE STRIKING FEATURES OF OUR DESIGNS ARE USUALLY EASY TO RECOGNISE, THEIR AESTHETIC QUALITIES OFTEN REVEAL THEMSELVES ONLY IN THE SECOND INSTANCE. 

VMX ARCHITECTS IS AN INTERNATIONALLY OPERATING, PRIZE-WINNING OFFICE FOUNDED IN 1995 IN AMSTERDAM. OUR WORK RANGES FROM THE TYPICALLY DUTCH BIKE SHED TO A VIP TERMINAL AT SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, AND FROM SOCIAL HOUSING TO UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS IN SHANGHAI. OUR SOCIAL COMMITMENT IS REFLECTED IN OUR FREQUENT LECTURES, OUR CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION, OUR PARTICIPATION ON ADVISORY COUNCILS AND JURIES, AND OUR SUMMER SCHOOL.”

 
 

THe team

We work with an international team of architects, whose diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise contribute to the creation of innovatory, unexpected, unique designs and skilfully realised buildings. Our working method is characterised by a horizontal organisation and personal approach, with an emphasis on close collaboration with the client, users and experts from other disciplines.

 
Junior Architect, Pond Chayasombat, Thailand  Linked-In   Mail Pond

Junior Architect, Pond Chayasombat, Thailand

 Linked-In   Mail Pond

Senior Architect, Inés Quinteiro Antolín, Spain Linked-In   Mail Inés

Senior Architect, Inés Quinteiro Antolín, Spain

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Junior Architect, Gabriela Piasta, Poland Linked-In    Mail Gabriela 

Junior Architect, Gabriela Piasta, Poland

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Junior Architect, Salaheddine Chekh Ibrahim, NL Linked-In   Mail Salah

Junior Architect, Salaheddine Chekh Ibrahim, NL

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Senior Architects, Maarten Kempenaar, NL Linked-In    Mail Maarten

Senior Architects, Maarten Kempenaar, NL

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Founder VMX Architects, Don Murphy, Ireland Linked-In    Mail Don

Founder VMX Architects, Don Murphy, Ireland

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Director, Shaya Fallahi, Iran  Linked-In +31(0)639481850 Mail Shaya

Director, Shaya Fallahi, Iran 

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Intern, Simone Spiga, Italy                            Linked-In  

Intern, Simone Spiga, Italy                           

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Intern, Darren van der Waart, NL Linked-In  

Intern, Darren van der Waart, NL

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Senior Architect, Daniel Bakker, NL Linked-In   Mail Daniel

Senior Architect, Daniel Bakker, NL

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Senior Architect, Sven Hoogerheide, NL Linked-In    Mail Sven

Senior Architect, Sven Hoogerheide, NL

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Junior Architect, Jorge Izquierdo Cubero, Spain Linked-In    Mail Jorge

Junior Architect, Jorge Izquierdo Cubero, Spain

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Junior Architect, Job van der Sande, NL Linked-In  Mail Job

Junior Architect, Job van der Sande, NL

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Freelancer, Sanne van den Breemer, NL Linked-In    Mail Sanne

Freelancer, Sanne van den Breemer, NL

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Syria - the making of the future

VMX hosted a workshop at W.A.ve. 2017 in Venice.  In general W.A.Ve. 2017 was an opportunity to focus the attention of the global architectural culture on the urbicide of Syrian cities and fully reaffirm the membership of the country in the cultural heritage of humanity and the cosmopolitan responsibility for its reconstruction.

>>> Blog Workshop here

W.A.ve. 2017 - 72 Students took part in the class of VMX Architects.

W.A.ve. 2017 - 72 Students took part in the class of VMX Architects.

 

 
 
 

Thinking City foundation

With the ambition to develop a new educational format that is strongly connected to the city, Don Murphy initiated the Thinking City Summer School. In the form of a two-week program, the summer school approaches contemporary urban issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. By working on topical case studies, in close collaboration with local stakeholders, participants with a background in architecture, planning, arts, social sciences and other disciplines jointly work on globally relevant challenges. A complementary public lecture program opens the summer school to a broad audience, thereby making it a true event for the city.

After two successful summer schools in 2014 and 2015 in Amsterdam, building on the strong Dutch tradition of planning and design, Foundation Thinking City currently explores international collaborations for upcoming editions.

The Dynamics of Making Amsterdam (2014)    Organized by Foundation Thinking City in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology.

 

 
VMX Architects Agenda, Edited by Olv Klijn, Designed by Mevis & Van Deursen, 010 Publishers, 2007, 312 pages

VMX Architects Agenda, Edited by Olv Klijn, Designed by Mevis & Van Deursen010 Publishers, 2007, 312 pages

VMX AGENDA

is a book published in 2007 about VMX Architects from 1994 to 2006. Honest and confrontational, a look behind the scenes at an architectural practice, working methods, joys and frustrations and a context that produced it all. 

>>> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

 
VMX Architects was established in 1994. Many of the people who had joined the team started their own successful office.  Reinier de Graaf, Daniel Niggli, Vasa Perovic, Hugo Kok, Han Harleman, Frank Koninck, Katrien de Goede, Ed Veenendaal, Leon Tennissen,  Skafte Aymo Boot, Johan Selbing, Christina Eickmeier, Angelique Haver, Anne -Catherine Dubois, Gijs Baks, Ze Tavares da Silva, Pepijn Nolet, Rob Otten, Casper Vos, Bogdan Bocanet, Irene Curulli, Peter Stokkermans, Chrisine Yadlowsky, Nicholas Dodd, Oresti Sarafopoulos, Joe O'Sullivan, Paola Verde, Jan-Richard Kikkert, Marco Moretto, Victoria Polanco, Sergio Dias, Olv Klijn, Richard Buis, Asterios Agkathidis, Ivo de Jeu, Carlotta Franco, Peyvand Yavari, Puchien Chan, Stefano Bollati, Bruno Costa, Nika van Berkel, Robbert Verheij, Dinara Shakiba, Menno Stieber, Jeffrey Quartel, Jakub Pohunek, Reinier de Jong, Marc Keizer, Zhuoer Wang, Soraya Ghezelbash, Boris de Jong, Natalia Sulkowska, Maarten Rozemuller, Wiet van Asten, Joan Comamala, Sarah van der Schilden, Stefan Breij, John Bosch, Adrienne Becht, Paul Alessie, Seyma Serife, Oliver Hortensius, Eric Feenstra, Jurgen Metz, Saskia van Heerde, Begonia Masia, Kaspar Fischer, Valentina Penna, Hyun Vin Kaspers, Ramazan Celik, Esther Brejaart, Chew Win Bin, Fabian Lutter, Anna Lopes Ramos, Ingrid Schmaeldecke, Youmin Won, Bas Lavrijssen, Martin Menard, Christine Yadlovski, Jürgen Weidner, Dimitri Waltritsch, Simone Spiga, Maria Paz and many more.

VMX Architects was established in 1994. Many of the people who had joined the team started their own successful office. 

Reinier de GraafDaniel Niggli, Vasa PerovicHugo Kok, Han Harleman, Frank Koninck, Katrien de Goede, Ed Veenendaal, Leon Tennissen,  Skafte Aymo Boot, Johan Selbing, Christina Eickmeier, Angelique Haver, Anne -Catherine Dubois, Gijs Baks, Ze Tavares da Silva, Pepijn Nolet, Rob Otten, Casper Vos, Bogdan Bocanet, Irene Curulli, Peter Stokkermans, Chrisine Yadlowsky, Nicholas Dodd, Oresti Sarafopoulos, Joe O'Sullivan, Paola Verde, Jan-Richard Kikkert, Marco Moretto, Victoria Polanco, Sergio Dias, Olv Klijn, Richard Buis, Asterios Agkathidis, Ivo de Jeu, Carlotta Franco, Peyvand Yavari, Puchien Chan, Stefano Bollati, Bruno Costa, Nika van Berkel, Robbert Verheij, Dinara Shakiba, Menno Stieber, Jeffrey Quartel, Jakub Pohunek, Reinier de Jong, Marc Keizer, Zhuoer Wang, Soraya Ghezelbash, Boris de Jong, Natalia Sulkowska, Maarten Rozemuller, Wiet van Asten, Joan Comamala, Sarah van der Schilden, Stefan Breij, John Bosch, Adrienne Becht, Paul Alessie, Seyma Serife, Oliver Hortensius, Eric Feenstra, Jurgen Metz, Saskia van Heerde, Begonia Masia, Kaspar Fischer, Valentina Penna, Hyun Vin Kaspers, Ramazan Celik, Esther Brejaart, Chew Win Bin, Fabian Lutter, Anna Lopes Ramos, Ingrid Schmaeldecke, Youmin WonBas Lavrijssen, Martin Menard, Christine Yadlovski, Jürgen Weidner, Dimitri Waltritsch, Simone Spiga, Maria Paz and many more.