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Kick-off for ‘Hof van Nederland’, in Dordrecht

We are very happy with our newest commission for the Hof van Nederland / Dordrechts Museum. The Hof, or “court”, a former Augustinian monastery, occupies a very special place in Dutch history. You could almost call it the “cradle of Holland” because of two important events there: the first independent meeting of the States General

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A New Intern

Since June we have a new intern in the Lutmastraat, Ludivine Pabeau. Ludivine comes all the way from France to do an internship at Todd van Hulzen Design, and that’s going very well. Ludivine has a background in architecture in France and now focuses on spatial design with an ecological twist. But she is also

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Graphic work for “Mad for Money”

In addition to the architectural design for the exhibition “Mad for Money” in the Tax & Customs Museum, we also worked rather hard on the graphic layer. We wanted to highlight that separately. Together with graphic designer Rob Meerman (formerly from Mannschaft) I, Todd, did a lot of illustration work for, among others, a timeline

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A Vision for Ammersoyen Castle

Ammersoyen Castle in the town of Ammersoden is one of the seven castles owned by the foundation Gelderland Landscape and Castles. Of all their properties, Ammersoyen Castle exudes the atmosphere of the Middle Ages the most. After all, it dates from the fourteenth century and has almost stood the test of time in its original

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A Royal Opening in Rotterdam

At the opening of our most recent major project, “Crazy about Money” in the Tax and Customs Museum, we received a very special guest of honor: Her Majesty Queen Máxima. I, Todd, had the opportunity to talk to our queen for a few minutes about the design of the exhibition and about the best ways

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Animation of the old Haarlem Gate, Amsterdam

My recent post on Twitter with this animation of the old Haarlem Gate designed by Hendrick de Keyser garnered a fair amount of interest. I’ve posted it here, now in higher resolution, to be able to enjoy it more. During the so-called 3rd expansion of Amsterdam around 1610, the city walls were moved a whole

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3D Models of Vanished Amsterdam Buildings

Todd van Hulzen has always been a big fan of the Amsterdam architect Hendrick de Keyser. De Keyser was city’s master architect in the first half of the 17th century and is responsible for many distinctive buildings and beloved landmarks, including the Munttoren (at least the upper part), the Montelbaanstoren (as well), the Zuiderkerk, the

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Harlequin mannequins

We are calling the festive dressing models in this video “Harlequin Mannequins”. But having been originally made in Holland for an exhibition about Carnival where the diamond shape was used as a recurring motif, they also get the Dutch dialect name of “Ruutjesmennekes” (rhombus men). You could have them made of course in a neutral color

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It’s all in the details: Neo-Gothic explorations

You never really give up on your old loves. While rebuilding my website recently I came across a lot of old drawings and research material from past projects that made my heart flutter. For the series ‘Sanctuary’, a Canadian Sci-Fi/fantasy romp among vampires and lizard-men, I had the chance to get completely immersed in the

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Revisioning Amsterdam’s Dam Square

In 2016 the Amsterdam daily newspaper Het Parool began a conversation about the city’s central square, the Dam, or “Dam Square” as tour guides call it. Originally built as a proper dam in the Amstel River giving the medieval town a bridge and diverting water into its moats, The Dam has always been the navel

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