Carlo van Steen
Jasper ten Bosch
Rogier van den Brink
Rutger van der Meer
Robert van Driel
Aeliane van den Ende
Loving the ordinary
Buildings are more than singular objects; they are part of the urban environment they shape – Like a street, a district, a community. Buildings accommodate the people who use them intensively. Today, tomorrow, every day - and every year. That is why we need buildings that stand the test of time. Buildings that stay relevant thanks to their solidity, usability and durability. In that way, they are embedded in our complex, ever changing urban environment. Trends may come and go, but we love the long lasting power of the ordinary. The everyday is here to stay.
We combine simplicity with sophistication
Our team strongly believes in the elegance of simple solutions to complex problems, without overseeing the context in which we operate. Our thinking and designs always incorporate the environmental, social and cultural dimensions that are related to architecture and city planning. Our interest in longevity and connectivity of buildings asks for a process of careful observation, adjustment and refinement. The combination of reduction and simplicity on the one hand and enrichment and sophistication on the other hand lends additional meaning to our buildings.
The ordinary has no boundaries
Office Winhov started in The Netherlands, working in the tradition of the European city. We built a reputation with designs that are characterized by a careful understanding of the context and an interest in strong formal and material presence. We always aim for robust buildings that become an inextricable part of their environment and answer the varying demands of owners and users. That's how we as Office Winhov transcend our earlier boundaries. Making use of our background and experience we expand our firm’s activities. Today we design a wide range of projects, and we operate internationally. The ordinary is anything but static and placing it at the centre has brought us, and the people we commit to, further than any trend or vogue.