We all have our Local Heroes: architects whose work fascinates and inspires us. Sometimes they are part of the historical canon, but more often we find them on the periphery of architectural history. Guest writers contribute to the series, and in the process are creating an encyclopaedia of travel tips, building descriptions and oeuvre overviews – dedicated to all our Local Heroes.


Local Heroes is an initiative of Office Winhov in memory of Joost Hovenier who was always targeting new perspectives.


You can sign up for updates and invitations to events via the LinkedIn group: Local Heroes – Architecture. You can also follow Local Heroes on Instagram: localheroes.architecture.

Editors: Inez Tan, Karen Willey, Jan Peter Wingender

(tba) Richard Seifert

By General Office
United Kingdom

(tba) Kay Fisker

By Eke Wondaal

(tba) Jean Huysmans

By Teske van Royen
The Netherlands

(tba) Margaret Staal-Kropholler

By Inez Tan
The Netherlands