Not every pitch is a winner. We could dedicate a monthly post to all of the marvelous fish that got away. The odds are simply not always in your favor, and everyone knows this before going in on a design tender. Still, it’s a shame to have the designs disappear into oblivion. We were particularly proud of designs we made for the Mauritshuis in […]
A short video of my father, Alvin Van Hulzen, winching up the whole timber girders that are going to make the raised floor of my future cabin in Klamath County, Oregon. The beams probably weigh about a ton each, being about 26 feet long and 16 inches in diameter (800cm x 40cm). Our makeshift crane, which was anchored pretty soundly […]
It will come as no surprise that the “we” at T. van Hulzen design is often just myself. True, working in symbiosis with Studio Louter in Amsterdam means that with each project there’s a whole team involved doing production, content, multimedia, etc. But rarely do I get around to doing a project that is just for myself. That changed this […]
That marvelous, terrifying moment has arrived for our project at the NEMO Science Center: the first concrete installations are taking place. No longer a design process in which to endlessly vacillate between possibilities, we now have incontrovertible real objects being installed and constructed. The exhibit furniture and elements are being constructed in Nüremburg, Germany, while the new inlaid linoleum floor […]
Todd van Hulzen shares scans and files from his own archive Title: Plates from Colling’s Gothic Ornaments, vols. I & II Author: James Kellaway Colling (1816 – 1905) Subject: Gothic Architectural ornaments Year: 1847 Beautiful gothic tracery, florets, bosses, pinnacles, etc.
With all the commotion around the opening of “Temporal Tower” we almost forgot that there was an Amsterdam tram (streetcar) of the GVB (Municipal Transport Company) about to roll out with our name on it. And sure enough, there she is. Dirk Bertels of Studio Louter and Todd van Hulzen worked together on the concept, which is part of the […]
King Willem-Alexander opened the newly remodeled wing and the new exhibition space of the National Archives in The Hague yesterday. He came especially to our little design table to raise a glass of champagne to honor our efforts. Proost!
It’s an old Amsterdam tradition that has fallen somewhat in disuse: staging a performance of Joost van den Vondel’s drama, Gysbrecht van Æmstel on New Years Day. In 2008 Todd van Hulzen created a series of scene sketches and story-boards for a film version of the play, part of a threefold attempt at getting the cameraman on his way,of creating a […]
The Dutch daily De Volkskrant needed new designers and creative types for their weekly style spread called “Da’s Mooi!” (That’s Nice!) They come to your house, take photos and ask lots of interesting questions, then churn out something just barely recognizable. But as they say, all publicity is good publicity. Here’s the original PDF, and here’s a translation in English .