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Bas Gremmen

Spatial puzzling is my passion, to make smart designs that can take a punch. I mean that the plan does not age quickly, can alternate with the changes in use. Spatial innovations make it possible to use the building in different ways, now and in the future.

Renovations/re-use of old houses/buildings
houses (bathrooms, kitchens and furniture) shops (with apartments located above) and public buildings


New construction
residential homes, offices and company buildings, public buildings


Colour designs, lighting designs, combinations of exterior/interior design and new construction / existing construction


Lighting Design Academy, 2013
HBO light design training completed

Retail premises in the city centre, Bankruptcy or return on investment? 2012
An article in the magazine Steengoed of the Vastgoed association, together with Angela van Velden and Chris Langerak

Parking garage Fagron, Capelle aan de IJssel, 2012
An article in Vexpansion

The Zilveren Berm, 2011
Nominated for the prize for the best spatial plan in Capelle aan den IJssel 2009-2011

"The thickness of colour", 2009
An article in the book "Colour in contemporary architecture."
Published in September 2009 by SUN ISBN 9789085065746. Editors: Susanne Komossa, Kees Rouw and Joost Hillen.

Aalto University, Architecture 2007
Wood studio Teacher exchange Delft - Helsinki

Architecture on business parks, inspiring examples, 2006
Contribution from our project Office and Car Wash Rotterdam
Edition of the Province of Utrecht, Architectuur Lokaal 2006

Rotterdam Bouwt Foundation! 2001-2005
Founder and chairman of this foundation who organised a model building festival for children in primary school age together with architects from the Rotterdam region. (now Archikids)

Schutterstraat, 1996
Special issue in Misset Bouw volume 51 nr. 9

Delft Dreams, 1995
An article in Elle Wonen, nr 19

Belgian conditions in Delft, 1994
An article in Architecture and Building, nr 8

Bas Gremmen Architecture 1991 - now
Self-employed architect in Rotterdam

TU-Delft Architecture Department 01 July 2000 - present
Teacher, Chair of Architectural Engineering 0.4 fte

TU-Delft Architecture Department, 01 December 1999 - 1 July 2000
Teacher, Chair of Interior

TU Delft, 1992 - December 1, 1999
Guest lectures for the chairs Architectural Composition, Typology of Buildings, Interior, Building Management, Building Technology and Building Constructions

Kees Cristiaanse & Planners, (KCAP), Rotterdam 1993-1997
Competition LUXOR theatre, Rotterdam
Competition Technische Hogeschool, Potsdam, Germany
NISA, Lelystad
140 homes Hooikade, Delft
104 apartments Hollandia site Schiedam

Kraaijvanger Urbis 1996
Renovation and Expansion Ahoy, Rotterdam

Abel Cahen architect, 1995
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Villanova Architects, 1994
Shed 6 KNSM island. Amsterdam

Hoenders Dekkers and Zinmeister, 1993-1994
Various housing projects, Delft, Rotterdam

Architectural office Lafour and Wijk 1993-1994
Housing project Kinkerbuurt, Amsterdam

Resident organization Bospolder Tussendijken, Nov.1990- Jan.1992
External expert urban renewal Bospolder Tussendijken, Rotterdam

Architect office Hans Bik April 1988-Oct 1990
Assistant Designer

TU Delft, architecture department 1983-1990
Study direction Architecture with major interior

Liisa Aholainen

I was born and raised in Finland. I Studied in the University of Art and Design of Helsinki (now Aalto University) and graduated as Master of Arts in Art education with Industrial Design as a secondary subject. Since 2008 I live and work in the Netherlands, Rotterdam being my current home town.

​I am an artist and a design educator. In my work I combine art, design and architecture with passion for colour and form. My strengths are eye for colour, didactic expertise and understanding of design processes. I offer colour design services in fields of art, design, architecture and interior design. I also give courses and workshops about the use of colour in different contexts.
In all my work I’m searching for the moments when colour, form and space complement each other and create something meaningful.

Open, Watercolour exhibition 2018

Group exhibition at Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland

Bodies and Faces, Watercolour exhibition 2016

Solo exhibition in art gallery Akvart, Helsinki, Finland

Dutch Light, Watercolour exhibition 2010
Solo exhibition in art gallery Akvart, Helsinki, Finland 

Colour design for exhibition in  Villa Zebra, Rotterdam 2009
Designing the spatial colour scheme for summer exhibition “De Bouwplaats” in children’s museum Villa Zebra in Rotterdam ( The exhibition architecture was designed by Bas Gremmen

Watercolour International festival, Italy 2009
One painting in a collective exhibition of ECWS (European Confederation of Watercolour Societies) in Bellagio, Italy. 19th - 25th April 2009.


Article Thickness of colour,  2009

Article written in the book "Colour in contempary architecture"
Published in September 2009 in a publication by SUN ISBN 9789085065746. Editor Susanne Komossa, Kees Rouw en Joost Hillen.

Muotoiloa - Opettajan opas muotoilukasvatkseen, 2009

 (teachers guide to design education)
Writing and providing educational material for the book. Editor: Marjo Kenttälä. Kerhokeskus-koulutyön tuki ry, ISBN 9789529759958


Design Museum,  Helsinki 2005-2007

Education curator: responsibility for educational program of the museum and interactive quality of exhibitions. Informing and promoting the activities of the museum. Accessibility issues. Design education as in workshops, lectures, teacher training and training of museum guides. Design education projects in co-operation with other institutions. Exhibition planning. Applying for funding to realize educational projects. (

Day of Architecture and design in schools, Helsinki 2005

Project coordinator: overall organizing, coordinating and promotional work. National design and architecture education project, named Ampiainen, which provides teaching material, hosts a website with on-line exhibition of children’s works, organizes happenings for teachers and children and sends architects and designers to schools to tell about their work. The project took place for the first time in 2005 and is now a yearly event. It is a co-operation project of Design museum, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Finnish association of Architects SAFA, Finnish association of Designers Ornamo, Association of Professional Graphic Designers in Finland Grafia and Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region. (


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