Ruud Visser. Architect. is located in a small village in the middle of Holland. From this typical Dutch landscape we study the specifics of locations. Sometimes it concerns a typological study of houses built in a specific village. Other times it concerns the typological study of small bridges that connect houses to the street in a certain region. But it can also consist of a study to the possibilities of reuse of an existing building. These studies form the fundament underneath the architecture of our office.
Our design process starts with the existing environment. We are inclined to the local, the small scale, but we do not merely copy it. We are averse from architecture that is associative. We aim to design in the pure grammatical language of architecture. At the end of the day it is our ambition to make contemporary architecture that intensifies the character of the existing environment.