Space Encounters
Office for Architecture

Valschermkade 29
1059 CD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 2044598
i.n.a. +31 (0)6 44602071

About Space Encounters

Space Encounters liberates itself from the dogma of strict functionalities and researches old and new forms of space and material, free from self inflicted burdens. We do not pretend that architecture provides solutions but acknowledges that good architecture is relevant. Serendipity is crucial in our research.

The constant search for innovation and different perspectives is expressed in both the practice of modern technology and the revaluation of old techniques and analogue methods. Any obtained commission or taken initiative is an inducement to create an applied artwork. All our projects are teamwork.

Partners & Team

Space Encounters are Gijs BaksStijn de WeerdJoost BaksRemi Versteeg (from left to right) and an international team of architects and designers.

Current team members are Cristina Asla (ES), Esther Bentvelsen (NL), Tsz Ho Chau (HK), Mahla Ebrahimpour (IR), Clara Jansen (NL), Rolf van der Leeuw (NL), Nanette Sarpong (NL), Jordy Vos (NL), Patricia Yus (ES).

We believe in the continuous growth of knowledge and experience. After having worked with us, some former team members started their own successful office.

Daniël Ankoné (NL), Iñigo Berriozabal Armesto (ES), Roxana Aron (RO), Raquelle Bergsma (NL), David van der Blonk (NL), Menno Brouwer (NL), Carlos Callejo (ES), Alberto Doncato (IT), Eric Goldhoorn (NL), Daan van Gool (NL), Lars Goossens (NL), Isabella Del Grandi (IT), Bram van den Heuvel (NL), Jonathan Hibma (NL), Isai Hoogeveen (NL), Dobritsa Ivanova (RU), Katarina Labathova (SK), Vincent van Leeuwen (NL), Ana Lima (PT), Damien Loch (GBR), Martina Lucchese (IT), Rick Mouwen (NL), Anna Paluch (PL), Anthea Pappà (IT), Marius van de Pol (NL), Agata Popieluch (PL), Diede Ramakers (BE), Job van der Sande (NL), Naomi Cheung San (NL), Ines van Sandick (NL), Margarida Konig dos Santos (PT), Matilde Scali (IT), Antione Servigne (F), Anna Sitnikova (RU), Arnoud Stavenuiter (NL), Piotr Michal Szczesniak (PL), Vera Tamburlin (IT), Giulia Tomaselli (IT), Maria Tsilogianni (GR), Maria Vankova (SK), Vadim Varnerot (F), Anke Verhees (NL), Leon Verhoeven (NL), Puck Vogelpoel (NL), Sarah el Yousefy (BE), Andy Yu (AU) and Jelmer van Zelm (NL).


Space Encounters accepts interns from (international) Architectural Schools for internships with a minimum duration of 6 months. Excellent knowlegde of Autocad, Adobe CS, strong modelmaking skills and a talent for design are required. Fluency in Dutch and rendering skills are a plus. Please send your portfolio and CV to

Due to the large number of requests we are not able to respond to everyone personally.

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