Embracing the Diagram / by Michelle Linden

One of the things that I always associate with Dutch architecture, is the clear use (and often direct extrusion) of the diagram. This project, Velserduinweg Ijmuiden by Ronald Janssen Architecten is no different... The diagram is developed early in the conceptual stages and clearly relates to the resulting organization of space and circulation. While sometimes I think that diagrams can be too simplistically translated into plans, this type of solution definitely helps you understand the thought process and intent behind the design!