Since 1994, the Crimson office founded by Rotterdam based architectural historians (Ewout Dorman, Ernst van der Hoeven, Michelle Provoost, Wouter Vanstiphout and Cassandra Wilkins) develops a hybrid practice that takes the contemporary city as its object. Crimson designs, researches, writes texts and books, produces exhibitions and works of art, teaches, and does consultancies about the city. Crimson partner Wouter Vanstiphout, was awarded the Jonge Rotterdam-Maaskant prize for architects in 2002. Members of Crimson have lectured at the TU Delft, at Groningen University, at the Danish Architecture Centre, at the Technical University of Berlin, among other places.
Exhibition What If? in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. 1999
Urban design for the ’Leuvehaven’, commissioned by Wijkontwikkelings Maatschappij, Maritiem Museum and Maritiem Buitenmuseum Rotterdam. 1999
Architectural design for ’stairs’ in Leuvehaven, commissioned by Maritiem Buitenmuseum Rotterdam. 1999
Project Rose, research project commissioned by dS+V, department Monuments, with Mariette Kamphuis. 1998
Urban concept for Historic Delfshaven, commissioned by de Wijk Ontwikkelings Maatschappij, Rotterdam. 1997
Study for the PTT Telecomgebouw Rotterdam, with One Architecture, for the project ’Ontwerpgericht onderzoek’, commissioned by het Comité Wederopbouw, Rotterdam. 1997
‘Dipping Delft’, scenario for the visual arts in public spaces, commissioned by evenementenbureau Delft 750 jaar Cultuurstad. 1996