Profile

Unknown Architects is a young and ambitious architecture office founded by Daan Vulkers and Keimpke Zigterman.

We feel challenged to create great spaces for our clients. Simplicity by clear and consistent interventions allow us to create frameworks for life, free for interpretation.

Our recent projects include the renovation of the Jordaan House and the renovation of the Overtoom House, both in Amsterdam. Finished projects include The Fragrance Store in Amsterdam, the Décor for the Canja Ensemble in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, an installation in Gallery NoD in Prague, a Garden studio in Amsterdam and a Pied-à-terre in Leiden, which has been widely published.

Profile

Unknown Architects is a young and ambitious architecture office founded by Daan Vulkers and Keimpke Zigterman.

We feel challenged to create great spaces for our clients. Simplicity by clear and consistent interventions allow us to create frameworks for life, free for interpretation.

Our recent projects include the renovation of the Jordaan House and the renovation of the Overtoom House, both in Amsterdam. Finished projects include The Fragrance Store in Amsterdam, the Décor for the Canja Ensemble in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, an installation in Gallery NoD in Prague, a Garden studio in Amsterdam and a Pied-à-terre in Leiden, which has been widely published.

Daan Vulkers

Daan Vulkers MSc, graduated with honours in architecture at the Technical University Delft. Upon acquiring his MSc degree, his graduation project ”The Place of Work”, which focuses on new ways of working for civil servants by applying a series of interventions to an existing building, was nominated for the Archiprix NL and RIBA President’s Medal. Besides having co-establishing his own architecture office during his study years, Daan has further continued to develop his professional skills by working on large scale cultural projects such as the prestigious Nobel Prize Centre competition and the winning proposal for Manchester art centre The Factory at Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, and at Van Dongen-Koschuch in Amsterdam where he collaborated on the winning proposal for the Musis Sacrum Music Hall – in Arnhem. He currently works for David Chipperfield Architects on the Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan.

Keimpke Zigterman

Keimpke Zigterman MSc, originally a trained professional cellist at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Conservatory of Amsterdam graduated cum laude in architecture at the Technical University Delft. As an architect, he acquired first-hand skills by working on private houses and interiors during his internship at BaksvanWengerden Architecten in Amsterdam, and later with SANALarc in Istanbul, where he gained valuable experience in urban projects, research and large public interiors. As a trained cellist, he performed with artists like David Guetta, Dotan, Wende Snijders, Conny Janssen Danst among others. Besides his musical career and projects with Unknown Architects he works for KorteknieStuhlmacher Architecten in Rotterdam.

clients

Canja ensemble

DoorZigt BV

Linhart’s Foundation

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ

The Fragrance Store

colophon

Photography by Raoul Kramer and Max Hart Nibbrig

Website designed by Toni Ortega

and built by Jordi Garcia

 

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