Characteristic for our studio are carefully designed buildings with clear signatures. Our designs are logical concepts determined by highly complex and challenging conditions.

Profile

Jan Bochmann Architecten was established in 2012 and is located in Loods 6 on KNSM island in Amsterdam. We work on a wide range of commissions, varying from extensive housing projects or public buildings to individual houses or smaller conversions.

Characteristic for our studio are carefully designed buildings with clear signatures. Our designs are logical concepts determined by highly complex and challenging conditions. Physical, cultural or social contexts determine the nature of our projects.

For each commission, we seek to identify the highest user quality, maximum future value and best appearance of our designs. In achieving these ambitions, careful and durable detailing is essential. Furthermore, we are committed to an optimal service and a pleasant cooperation with our clients.

In addition, we wish to run our practice in a responsible and sustainable manner and therefore donate 2% of our annual profits to charitable projects. In 2021 we support the valuable work of the Childrenshome foundation in India.

Approach

Intensive collaboration with our clients is key to us. Their wishes and expectations determine the design process. Clear and effective communication forms the basis of successful cooperation with our clients, municipal organizations and external advisors.

In the first phase of every project we draw up a clear time plan and establish the legal frameworks. We assess the financial feasibility of a project at an early stage. During the design process we work with multiple variants and investigate spatial effects by using sketches, 3D images and physical models. This sometimes leads to unexpected qualities or combinations of variants, improving the overall design.

For larger projects, we collaborate with other architects and rely on an extensive network of specialized advisors in construction, sustainable installations, fire prevention and constructions costs.

About Jan

Jan Bochmann (*1972 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, East-Germany) studied architecture at Dresden University of Technology in Germany and at Tampere University of Technology in Finland.

From 2001 to 2008 he worked for Baneke van der Hoeven Architecten in Amsterdam and for Claus en Kaan Architecten in Rotterdam and in Amsterdam. From 2009 on he ran the joint practice Dittmar Bochmann Architecten and in 2012 he established Jan Bochmann Architecten.

In addition to his studio, Jan is involved in architectural education. He was a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology, a part-time tutor in interior design at Jan des Bouvrie College in Amsterdam and a project supervisor for Creative Urbans project.

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