Hofman Dujardin Architecten

Amsterdam | Depuis 1999

Hofman Dujardin Architecten
Sumatrakade 737, 1019 PV Amsterdam, Pays-bas
Téléphone +31 (0)20 528 64 20

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Hofman Dujardin Architecten
Barbara Dujardin

Barbara is French and is living and working in Amsterdam since more than ten years.

She studied Architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur d'Architecture in Versailles where she graduated in 1998. Her final project, which was nominated with honour, had the theme to connect the North of Amsterdam with the ancient centre.

Parallel to her studies in Versailles Barbara studied Building Right at the Faculty Paris ll Pantéon in Paris and graduated with her final thesis with doctor professor Michel Huet.

During one year Barbara took part in the Erasmus exchange program and studied for one year at the Politecnico di Milano bij professor Remo Dorigatti.

In the period Barbara lived in Paris she worked for professor engineer Gérard Blachere. Together they did research and wrote articles concerning the importance of sustainability in architecture. In the magazine Sycodes, a publication from l’Agence Qualité de Construction, they published several articles. A research of the high quality of the build environment they executed for ADEME (Environnemental Development and the Energy Control Agency).

From 1996 until 1997 Barbara worked for an architecture firm specialized in French monuments. In this period she gained a lot of experience in the renovation strategy of historic buildings.

When Barbara started her career in Amsterdam she worked as a freelance architect. After receiving several commissions in France and The Netherlands Barbara founded with Michiel in 1999 Hofman Dujardin Architects.

In the office Barbara has an important role on the field of innovation and new design. She has a clear and solid opinion on the design and the process. Her critical eye guarantees a continuous improvement of each project.

Michiel Hofman

Michiel Hofman studied Architecture at the Delft University of Technology from 1990 until 1997. In 1997 he graduated with the design of a housing complex in combination with an expressive entertainment district in the historic centre of Paris. The project has been selected for the prestigious Archiprix 1998.

Parallel to his studies in Delft Michiel studied for a period of one year at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. The design for the housing complex in Pavia in Italy which was realized under the supervision of professor Remo Dorigatti was nominated with honour at the international OTIS competition. After his studies Michiel worked for the renown architecture firm Meyer en Van Schooten in Amsterdam. The firm’s professional and consistent attitude towards architecture was of important influence. During a period of two years Michiel also worked for the Amsterdam based architecture firm Maaskant en Van Velzen where he participated in the large renovation of the visitors centre of Zuid-Kennemerland, a large ecological landscape near the Dutch coast.

Together with Barbara Michiel founded Hofman Dujardin Architects in 1999.

In 2000 Michiel received a grant from the Dutch Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. The grant has been an important tool to enlarge the architecture firm.

With the office Michiel received several international prizes from which the Wallpaper Design Award 2009 and the Red dot Design Award 2008 are the most prominent.

Michiel has a centre role in the firm. Together with Barbara and the project architects he is involved in the design strategy of each project.

At the University of Applied Science Detmold in Germany and the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam Michiel was a guest teacher.

Michiel was jury member of the Audi Design Award 2009 and the international competition Inoutic Architecture Award 2007 in München in Germany.

Profile

Hofman Dujardin Architects was founded in 1999. Since then, we have been working on a wide variety of architectural, interior and product design projects with a team consisting of approximately eight architects. This wide scope of projects has been a well considered decision. The diversity in design issues entails an enrichment of any project. Our team switches easily from innovative product development to e.g. pragmatic dwelling floorplans.

Our clients mainly are developers, housing corporations, multi-nationals, law firms and private clients.

Our main goal is to create inspiring buildings, interiors and products that enhance life at large. A surrounding in which people can live and work in an optimized way and where the investments made are fully effected .

For office buildings we design creative working environments in which the employees can work highly efficient and they are inspired continuously. Condominiums and dwellings we transform into interiors with maximum comfort and fully adjusted to ideas and wishes of the clients. And by executing product designs such as the BloomframeŸ balcony, we express our relentless effort to innovate, surprise and challenge.