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Duzan Doepel, architect and professor of Sustainable Architecture, and Eline Strijkers, interior architect, joined forces in 2007. They won the AM NAI audience award for Parksite, turning an old garage for ambulances into a beautiful residence. They strongly believe that all assignments, whether it's architecture, interior design or urban strategies, can be approached in the same way, with a strong focus on sustainability
By doing extensive research and carefully planning the processes leading up to their designs, they manage to calculate not only the ecological, but also the long-term economical and social implications of their work.
This integrated approach can be seen in the HAKA project for example, an office building that allows small companies to work together on a sustainable future.
In Waalwijk, Doepel Strijkers transformed an old town hall into a museum and workspace for international students in leather and shoe design. Their aim was to create an flexible environment that has a positive influence on the surrounding community as well.
Doepel Strijkers' latest project is a organic tequila factory in Mexico that will use its waste products to make textiles, furniture, perfume or bio-fuels. They were able to combine all aspects of their philosophy of sustainability in this single project.
Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries produced by Submarine commissioned by DutchDFA about architects, graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands. Dutch Profiles focuses on the conceptual, context-oriented and research-based practice of Dutch designers and includes interviews with, among many others: Rem Koolhaas, Marcel Wanders, Studio Job, MVRDV, Jurgen Bey, Claudy Jongstra, Wim Crouwel, Irma Boom, Marlies Dekkers and G-Star.
Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix , Commissioned by DutchDFA , Commissioning editor: Geert van de Wetering, Line producer: Janneke van de Kerkhof, Production assistant: Anjet Blinde, Research: Liselotte Francken, Director: Noud Holtman, Camera: Pierre Rezus , Sound: Wouter Veldhuis, Editor: Noud Holtman, Voice-over: Micha Westera, Color correction: Maurik de Ridder , Music sound design: Pastelle Music
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