derksen|windt architecten is a young, refreshing and ambitious architecture studio with its own vision, founded in 2008 by architects Jeroen Derksen and David Windt. 'We started our office because we have a distinctive vision within architecture which we want to translate into projects.

What sets us apart? For every assignment ahead we design from the true wish and the future experience of the users . We do this by doing research and design studies in order to get, for that particular assignment, as close to the perfect solution as possible.

We look for a clear and ideal starting concept, something (sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly) shown or given by the client or the assignment, from where we come to a beautiful, often original and certainly strong and true concept .'


For us, daylight has a major influence on the design. Daylight shapes the space and when used intelligently is has the potential to create fantastic effects and spaces. Sight is inextricably linked with it.

The play between daylight and sight and interaction between showing both fully or partly or not at the same time is architecture. More on this subject on research part (click here) of our website.

To be able to realise our vision and ideals in practice they have to be taken from an idea to something that can really be built. We consider designing smart, beautifully detailed, sophisticated and integrated solutions for details essential. We have great interest in the possibilities of what materials can do with the design and the image. More on this subject on research part (click here) of our website.

Sustainability is a buzz-word. People pretends to create sustainable designs by just placing solar panels on the roof, making a building require less fossil energy. But more can be won.

The real benefit that we want to achieve as architects is in the passive aspects of sustainable design. Aspects as the orientation of the building and the openings, the use of materials, and the current and future usability. More on this here.
Architecture practice
derksen windt architecten

+316 4258 6644 (Derksen)
+316 2456 1739 (Windt)
Abraham Kuyperlaan 102-a
3038 PP Rotterdam
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Herenweg 115
2105 MG Heemstede
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