Benthem Crouwel Architects

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Benthem Crouwel ArchitectsBenthem Crouwel Architects is a Dutch architectural firm founded in 1979 by Jan Benthem and Mels Crouwel. Together with the other partners Marcel Blom, Joost Vos, Marten Wassmann and Markus Sporer, they direct offices in Amsterdam and Aachen.

We at Benthem Crouwel Architects take a realistic view of our work. Our ideas seem to have lost nothing of their value after more than 30 years. Good architecture begins with clear thinking, better solutions come from digging deeper. Which is why we like clients who ask questions and have opinions of their own. Benthem Crouwel Architects are not after sensation and extravagance but seek the core of the matter. This, in our experience, is how to achieve designs that steer clear of the obvious. Creativity thrives in a climate of orderliness and rationality. Benthem Crouwel Architects is known for its ability to keep the entire process under control, in terms of both time and costs. We can talk about our work for hours, although what others say about it is more revealing.