DOEPELSTRIJKERS IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN STUDIO FOR INTERIOR, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PROJECTS. The beauty of our profession is the ability to respond to the specifics of a place and culture. To dive deep into local conditions and challenges and find tailor-made design solutions.
DoepelStrijkers was founded in 2007. Founding partners architect Duzan Doepel and interior architect Eline Strijkers now work with a steady team of dynamic designers with different specialties. The interdisciplinary approach of the office allows them to work on a broad range of projects varying in scale and complexity. Over the last decade their work has gained worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, exhibitions and awards.
"We are driven to generate innovative design strategies that contribute to solving some of the huge challenges we face as society.”
What design can do
We don’t believe in generic design solutions. The beauty of our profession is the ability to respond to the specifics of a place and culture. To dive deep into local conditions and challenges and find tailor-made design solutions. Besides aesthetic value and user experience, we believe that good design should have a positive social and ecological impact. Over the last ten years we have developed concepts and realised projects from installations to large scale interiors, architecture and urban interventions in which these principles are integrated.
We believe that human health should be the primary indicator for measuring sustainability. In the search for creating healthy environments, in which people function better, related aspects such as material use and energy efficiency need to be equally considered. As a partner of Active House, we strive to find a balance between comfort, energy and the environmental impact in our work. activehouse
Circular and inclusive
We work with a national network of businesses, research and educational institutes on concepts for the built environment based on the principles of a circular and inclusive economy. Closing city cycles (by reusing waste steams, for example, residual heat) is a key principle that we apply in relation to materials, water, waste, energy and food. Empowering people with poor employment prospects through training and education is a core value that we as a Circle City partner share.
Our interdisciplinary approach and sustainable ambitions lead us to collaborate with research institutes and cutting edge companies on a regular basis. Bringing new concepts into practice requires an unconventional approach. Working with innovative process managers and public private sector funding, we create dynamic partnerships to translate ideas and concepts from paper to reality.
We work with open BIM software to create building information models to optimise the design and engineering process. These models can be used after the realisation of a project for operation and maintenance.
Cirkelstad is an open platform of businesses, research institutes and local government working on strategies and business models to close material cycles in the building sector with social return on investment. We apply the principles of resource efficient design in our work and continually develop implementation strategies to increase the SROI in our projects.