Research: West8 + EDHV

West 8 is an architecture firm based out of Rotterdam (with branches in Belguim, New York, and Toronto) and has developed such projects as the Schouwbergplein in Rotterdam and the Toronto Waterfront Central. Working with a team of urban and landscape architects/designers, West 8’s head Adriaan Geuze works under the approach that landscapes should give meanings to a city. Edhv is a design firm self-described as ‘Architects of Identity’. They focus on creating innovative identities for brands and projects based on concept and research. Their commercial work is contrasted to their artistic work with the design collective the Dutch Invertuals.

Authors: Morgan Fraser, Andrew Fung,