In general architects are very active in keeping up with developments in the profession. The progress of colleagues is followed closely by means of books, newspapers, journals and websites. In addition, the media is also important in profiling one’s own practice and bringing in commissions.
Magazines and publications
Volume by Archis
Archis is an experimental think tank and publisher. They explore the diversity and development of architecture, through the publication of Volume magazine and books, the organization of events and international research projects.
Netherlands’ most important architectural journal focused on completed projects and developments at home and abroad. Their website also pays attention to news, product information, the archive and you can listen to their podcast.
OASE is published three times a year and carries out rigorous research on one specific theme within architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. It emphasizes the historical and theoretical aspects of current topics.
FORUM is the magazine for architecture and related arts. Characteristic is the conceptual diversity (and therefore also the meaning) of the magazine: an architectural critical mouthpiece with travel and research reports, biographies and monographs, or a philosophical treatise; in which architects write about their work, but also about the work of others.
Urbanism & Architecture Magazine
Stedebouw & Architectuur has been the trade magazine for architects, urban planners, project developers, housing corporations, designers, builders and specifiers for over 30 years. The magazine is being published in a print run of 7,000 copies with five themed editions and the Innovation Catalog at the end of the year, in collaboration with Duurzaam Gebouwd.
Blauwe Kamer publishes on current projects and developments in the field of urban planning, landscape architecture, spatial planning and architecture. The professional journal has a journalistic profile and aims to inform, inspire and provide opinions. Blue Room is published four times a year in a print version (in an edition of approximately 2,000 copies) and eight times a year in a digital edition.
Architectuur Lokaal is an independent foundation that focuses on providing solutions for spatial issues in the Netherlands. In addition, they publish the magazine Architectuur Lokaal, which can be downloaded for free online.
Cobouw's digital magazine keeps you informed of news, trends and innovations in the construction world.
nai010 publishers specializes in publishing high-quality publications in the fields of architecture, urban planning, art and design.
Architectura & Natura
Architectura & Natura has grown to become one of the best-known bookshops in Europe specializing in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Natural History.
Many of these professional journals can also be found in the libraries and media centers of the Amsterdam University of the Arts. Here you can read them for free and/or easily online.
The aim of the Archined Foundation is to promote and disseminate knowledge and to promote the debate on urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture in general and that of the Netherlands in particular. Archined articles are written by people from the field such as designers, academics, students.
Knowledge and network organisation Platform31 sees the trends in the city and region. They connect policy, practice and science around current issues and arrive at an approach that administrators, policymakers and implementers can use immediately. They also publish many publications that you can read online.
On Architectenweb you will find an up-to-date and complete news overview, and an extensive product and project guide. Newsletters and social media keep you informed of what is going on in the field.