Architects Neutelings Riedijk design sculptural buildings with a powerful urban presence, often with striking facades as a result of well thought-out designs. Although they frequently cooperate with visual artists Neutelings Riedijk do not consider themselves to be artistic.

One of their most ingenious projects is The Netherlands Institute for Image and Sound. In this gigantic archive almost one million hours of Dutch radio and television footage is preserved. Part of this collection is presented in the accompanying museum. And scenes from famous TV shows are incorporated in its colourful glass façade, designed by artist Jaap Drupsteen.

Neutelings Riedijk hold an ambiguous position regarding their Dutch heritage. Although innovation is not a goal in itself, the results of their design process is often very surprising.

http://www.neutelings-riedijk.com

CREDITS
Commissioning editor Submarine: Geert van de Wetering
Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen
Research: Kirsten Hannema
Director: Tomas Kaan
Camera: Hans Bouma
Sound: Wouter Veldhuis
Editor/Colour Correction: Maurik de Ridder
Music/Sound Design: Jesse Koolhaas

Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
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Commissioned by DutchDFA
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