Francine Houben

Architect Delft / Netherlands

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St. Mary of the Angels Chapel Delft City Hall and Train Station Kaap Skil - Texel Maritime Museum Amsterdam University College Fontys Sports College Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Library of Birmingham La Llotja Theatre and Conference Centre Noble Quran Oasis Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre Longgang Cultural Centre National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts Rabat Agdal Train Station Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building HOME - Arts Centre Longhua Art Museum and Library People, Place, Purpose Library Delft University of Technology Mid-Manhattan Library Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Taekwang Country Club Café Namdaemun Tower Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) Kaohsiung Train Station KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre Eden Soestdijk Keukenhof Bao'an Public Culture and Art Center De Halve Maen Apartment Building Zaans Medical Centre St. Gerlach Pavilion & Manor Farm Shenzhen North Station Urban Design Tainan Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Eurojust (EU agency) Palace of Justice Global Headquarters of China Merchants Bank Mecanoo: Inspiration and Process in Architecture by Moleskine Kaohsiung Social Housing Taiwan National Archive Taichung Green Corridor Masterplan Villa Industria Cartesiusdriehoek Blue District Delfland Water Authority Mondorf-les-Bains Velodrome and Sports Complex NS Vision Interior Train of the Future Glass Villa on the lake Qianhai Data Center LocHal Library Interior Design Nieuw Land National Park Frankfurt Grand Central Hengli International Headquarters The Grace Erasmus Campus Student Housing Futian Civic Culture Center The Place Taipei The Place Tainan KAMPUS Konka mixed-use Villa Vught
Francine Houben
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"Architecture must appeal to all the senses. Architecture is never a purely intellectual, conceptual, or visual game alone. Architecture is about combining all the individual elements into a single concept. What counts in the end is the arrangement of form and emotion." Francine Houben (b. 1955) began to formulate the three fundamental concepts of her architectural vision whilst studying at the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands. Designing primarily for People, constructing spaces that are relevant to Place, and forging connections that give a building Purpose have remained consistent, underlying values to Mecanoo’s practice over the past three decades. Always seeking inspiration in the details of specific sites and locations, Francine bases her work on precise analysis coupled with an intuition built over three decades. She interweaves social, technical, playful and human aspects of space-making together in order to create a unique solution to each architectural challenge. Francine combines the disciplines of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture in an untraditional way, with a profound sensitivity for light and beauty. Her use of materials, which often contrast in a complementary way, are the sum total of her creative expression.