History

The Office

The architectural office of Alberts & Van Huut International Architects was founded in 1963 in Amsterdam by Ton Alberts and got it’s current name in 1987 after  the realization  of the Headquarters of the NMB Bank in Amsterdam south east (today called the ING bank).

The first building projects date back to 1963, the year the practice was established. Since then, the office has gained an tremendous amount of experience concerning the influence of nature and its interaction with the architectural environment on the well being of mankind. This ever growing experience creates a bond of trust with our clients, to come together and create designs that have a positive influence on the human life cycle.

Ton Alberts

Ton Alberts was born in 1927 in Antwerp, Belgium and shortly afterwards moved to Amsterdam. After a severe illness, that deepened his understanding, he came in touch with different Yoga-directions. Alberts began searching for ways to express esoteric principles in designing and constructing housing, buildings and social projects. The result was the specific €˜organic€™ architecture which is practiced by Alberts & Van Huut since 1963. In the semester 1993/94 Alberts occupied, following many prominent Dutch people, the €˜Erasmus Chair€™ at the Harvard University in Boston, USA. Alberts departed this life at the age of 72.