A surrounding in which people can live and work in an optimized way and where the investments made are fully effected. For office buildings Hofman Dujardin design creative working environments in which the employees can work highly efficient and they are inspired continuously. Condominiums and dwellings Hofman Dujardin transform into interiors with maximum comfort and fully adjusted to ideas and wishes of the clients. And by executing product designs such as the Bloomframe balcony, the company express the relentless effort to innovate, surprise and challenge.
Michiel Hofman studied Architecture at the Delft University of Technology from 1990 until 1997. In 1997 he graduated with the design of a housing complex in combination with an expressive entertainment district in the historic centre of Paris. The project has been selected for the prestigious Archiprix 1998. Parallel to his studies in Delft Michiel studied for a period of one year at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. The design for the housing complex in Pavia in Italy which was realized under the supervision of professor Remo Dorigatti was nominated with honour at the international OTIS competition. After his studies Michiel worked for the renown architecture firm Meyer en Van Schooten in Amsterdam. The firm’s professional and consistent attitude towards architecture was of important influence. During a period of two years Michiel also worked for the Amsterdam based architecture firm Maaskant en Van Velzen where he participated in the large renovation of the visitors centre of Zuid-Kennemerland, a large ecological landscape near the Dutch coast. Together with Barbara Michiel founded Hofman Dujardin Architects in 1999. In 2000 Michiel received a grant from the Dutch Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. The grant has been an important tool to enlarge the architecture firm.
With the office Michiel received several international prizes from which the Wallpaper Design Award 2009 and the Red dot Design Award 2008 are the most prominent.
Michiel has a centre role in the firm. Together with Barbara and the project architects he is involved in the design strategy of each project.
At the University of Applied Science Detmold in Germany and the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam Michiel was a guest teacher.
Michiel was jury member of the Audi Design Award 2009 and the international competition Inoutic Architecture Award 2007 in München in Germany.
Contemporary means ‘at the moment’ and it’s a style that is always evolving throughout the years. A design that is a mix of different aesthetics and features – it illustrates contemmporary trends, while paying homage to the past. In contemporary ambiances, you can see modern elements mixed, in a bold and elegant way, with art-deco or traditional design pieces.
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Contemporary Décor is more eclectic than, for example, modern décor. Layering plenty of natural light is one of the latest design trends of the year, and these windowed walls were imported from the mid-century modern desing. Sunlight makes a huge difference in our life: we feel happier and it can also provides us Vitamin D, ideal to prevent diseases and depression. So, having the right balance between artificial and natural light in an office is one of the most important features. Besides that, using both of them, natural and artificial light, can emphasize volumes and shapes to a room.