Architect King

Architecture, to give space form is a passion and a fascination for me. In this dynamic profession there are always new materials, and typological and creative combinations to think of. When I was young I travelled a lot, and my passion for architecture and building grew. On leaving school I worked at a local construction company for the summer which gave me a good insight into the practical applications. With my enthusiastic commitment I have built up expertise experience in building technologies, sustainability, project management and much more. Due to my unique experience I am both architect and project leader and apply that expertise to each project.

architect_amsterdam_architectenbureauI don’t believe that people always have to buy a relatively expensive house when they can easily renovate. It doesn’t have to cost that much to realize an energy-efficient house whilst renovating. Transforming old houses, empty office buildings and old schools always presents unique and creative solutions. In fact the renovation of existing buildings is far more sustainable than building new and doesn’t need to cost more. Renovation can be the ideal solution if you would prefer to live in the same house and neighbourhood.

In some projects I am the architect, in others the building manager but mostly both and for different projects at the same time. It is a unique position and has grown out of my interest, energy and the ability to think conceptually and analyze problems as well as the ability to coordinate several projects and solve practical building problems at the same time. Also my experience as a sports coach has provided the ability to coach, understand and communicate intuitively.

I have at my disposal a large network of advisers, engineers and contractors. I can appoint the right people for each project. This is often necessary for larger projects because they are often unique. Therefore my overhead costs are low in comparison with other architectural offices. I have worked with pleasure at various offices in North Holland producing successful multifunctional buildings. I have completed projects from A-Z in the cultural-renovation sector, school- utility and office buildings, as well as housing projects and urban planning.

photo by Michiel Saberolle