Serge Schoemaker Architects is an Amsterdam-based multidisciplinary design studio founded in 2008. We work on carefully designed, bespoke buildings, interiors, landscape objects and art installations.
The design approach of Serge Schoemaker Architects is informed by a fascination for the ‘aesthetics of architecture’: well-designed and crafted buildings, spaces and details. Nevertheless, we believe good design is not just about the aesthetic improvement of our environment: it is as much about improved quality of life. We believe well-designed buildings and spaces create economic and social value. Good architecture has a positive influence on our daily life, productivity, physical well-being as well as our cultural and environmental awareness.
We strive for exceptional, custom-made solutions. Over the years, we have developed a process-based way of working that is both hands-on and research-driven: through a process of building both digital and physical models, we explore the spatial and architectural potential of our client’s site, building or interior. In our work materialisation and detailing are inseparable from the design concept and sensorial experience. By utilising basic elements of architecture, such as colour, texture and light, we aim to give our architecture a high intrinsic quality.
Serge Schoemaker Architects works on projects in the public domain and private sector. Projects span conservation work on monuments to conversions and new interventions. We advise clients from initial concept – via feasibility studies and design sketches – to final completion. Special attention is given to the realisation phase: through in-house project management during the construction process, we can ensure that the design will be executed with the quality that we envisioned.
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January 25, 2020
The renovated fort island in Hoofddorp will open for public by April 2020 – ten years after architect and co-initiator Serge Schoemaker made the first sketches for the redevelopment of the Dutch defence structure. Our design transformed the 8’100 square metre world heritage site into an appealing public park, encompassing among others a restaurant, a small open air theater and a wild garden.
November 30, 2019
Alley of Light by Serge Schoemaker Architects & DigiLuce opened at the renown Lugano Arte e Culturale (LAC), today. The LAC art center is one of Switzerland’s most important cultural institutions, dedicated to the visual arts, music and the performing arts. LAC showcases Alley of Light on its front square, Piazza Bernardino Luini, from December 2, 2019 to January 6, 2020.
October 15, 2019
We are looking for a talented, Dutch or English speaking intern and junior architect to join our Amsterdam based practice! Interested applicants please submit your CV & portfolio to us by e-mail before November 1. Please note that graduates cannot be considered as interns – you need to be a current student. Internships run for at least 4 months.
August 14, 2019
Alley of Light by Serge Schoemaker Architects & DigiLuce will be exhibited at the renown Lugano Art e Culturale (LAC) in Switzerland this year. Alley of Light is a twelve-metre-long passage that is surrounded by three-dimensional matrix of 2000 handmade lights. The LAC art center will showcase Alley of Light from December 2, 2019 to January 6, 2020.
July 21, 2019
The redevelopment of Hoofddorp Fort Island, which started in October, is in full swing at the moment. The world heritage monument, part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, undergoes a true metamorphosis. Serge Schoemaker gave Dutch newspaper Haarlems Dagblad a tour over the construction site and explained the challenges faced in developing the fort island.
April 30, 2019
This series of landscape objects in the province of Antwerp is designed to enhance the quality of the walking area around the ‘Grote Gracht’, to the east of the Belgian municipality of Retie. Serge Schoemaker Architects interpreted the rich local agricultural history with a poetic, minimalist design.
December 5, 2018
Our minimalist light installation Transmission is currently on display in Amsterdam as part of the 7th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The floating installation consists of nineteen lines made of Plexiglas that respond architecturally to the festival theme ‘The medium is the message’. The light artwork can be visited at Westerdok until January 20, 2019.
November 8, 2018
The renovation works has begon on the Hoofddorp Fort Island. The construction start was celebrated on November 8, with motivational speeches by Derk Reneman, alderman of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, and Joke Geldhof, deputy of the Province of Noord-Holland. The transformation of the monument will be completed by 2020.
October 25, 2018
With the rise in both land prices and numbers of people working from home, high-quality insulated garden studios have become a big trend. In Hoofddorp, Serge Schoemaker Architects used limited architectural means to design a sleek multifunctional garden studio. The result is a small and versatile structure.
October 17, 2018
Hoofddorp House is nominated for the Dutch 2018 Interior of the Year award. In renovating this freestanding house in Hoofddorp, Serge Schoemaker Architects gave it a radical metamorphosis, creating a spacious interior full of character, with charming sight lines and plenty of daylight.
August 28, 2018
Located along the Reeuwijk Lakes, this former clergy house is surrounded by a stunning Dutch peat landscape. The lakes are located in the middle of the Dutch Green Heart and are the result of large-scale peat extraction which was on the rise in 1600. We will renovate and extend the freestanding nineteenth century house and restore the island on which it is built. To be completed 2020.