With great projects in Holland, WAA from the architect Wiel Arets, has a successful career, including awards and publications, works with amazing quality space and harmony of structure and materials.

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Wiel Arets was born in Heerlen in the Netherlands in 1955. The son of a painter and a designer, learned to love books, creating the habit of reading, as well as respect for craftsmanship, materials and manufacturing. Furthermore grew up speaking 4 languages​​, French, German, Dutch and local dialect, because the multicultural society established in the city. After completing his engineering studies in Heerlen, Arets studied architecture at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
Hedge House, Wijlre, Netherlands. photo @ wielaretsarchitects.com

Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
Hedge House, Wijlre, Netherlands. photo @ wielaretsarchitects.com

Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
Hedge House, Wijlre, Netherlands. photo @ wielaretsarchitects.com

Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
Hedge House, Wijlre, Netherlands. photo @ wielaretsarchitects.com

Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
Hedge House, Wijlre, Netherlands. photo @ wielaretsarchitects.com

Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
Hedge House, Wijlre, Netherlands. photo @ wielaretsarchitects.com

After completing his studies Wiel Arets traveled to Japan on a journey of six weeks researching and writing articles for a Dutch magazine. When he returned he opened his own office in Heerlen, and in a few years already design two of his most important projects, the Academy of Art and Architecture and AZL Pension Fund Headquarters, gaining recognition and international awards. In 1997, he moved to Maastricht, where he built his home and office. WAA in 2004 opened its second office in Amsterdam and 4 years after the third in Zürich.

V’ Tower, Eindhoven, Netherlands

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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Utrecht University Library, Netherlands

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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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G’ House, Lanaken, Belgium

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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Four Towers Osdorp, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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H’ House, Maastricht, Netherlands

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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Police Station Boxtel, Netherlands

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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Police Station Vaals, Netherlands

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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Sports Campus Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Regiocentrale Zuid, Maasbracht, Netherlands

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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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Architect Day: Wiel Arets Architects
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About the author of this post

My name is Marcelo Seferin, I’m an architect from Porto Alegre, Brazil and I’m the chief architect at Seferin Arquitetura, an office that works with architecture, interior design and sustainability projects.