Tim de Graag | Architect | Journal
Tim de Graag architecture portfolio
Tim de Graag, Portfolio, architecture, rehabilitation, transformation, heritage, vacancy, design
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Today my printed portfolio arrived.  I looked very much forward to it because an ‘object’ in your hands always seems to feel more valuable then something digital, no matter how careful the file has been put together. I took some pictures to share the results. 






After getting positive feedback of the heritage commission on the residential transformation in Zierikzee, it is time to consider final design solutions. Especially the wall next to the T-shaped staircase, the steel window frames and the sightline through the building were researched using a physical model of the building. 



Journal new website

After two years it was time to redesign this website in order to present my work in higher quality on different platforms and devices. I hope that this new design fits the needs and standards to continuously improve and extend my portfolio.






I am glad to announce that the transformation of a national monument in Zierikzee will break ground next year. A visual inventory has been carried out in the past weeks and considerable effort has to be put in analyzing data to get an understanding of the site, the building, the history, local traditions and the touch and feel of old materials. However the building has been designed in the late 16th or early 17th century, there are barely any memories left inside the skinny house. An old fireplace points out that the building has a long history, but the design of might not not even be one century old. In any case combining the historical facade with an interior that does not have any marks of time left will be an intriguing job. Designing a contemporary 21st century interior which is rooted inside a historical shell of a monument in Zierikzee raises the question how to deal with the visibility of different eras.





While making this website and updating my portfolio, I went through my old design drawings of the Desterro project. The design started from a conceptual monolithic block which was fitted in a gap between an old hospital and a row of apartment buildings. During the project I struggled making windows in this solid mass. looking back on this project and my struggle designing windows, I thought of an interview with Eduardo Souto de Moura I read earlier this year; He was was asked about designing openings.