Waterstudio.NL combines architecture, urbanism and innovation for building in, on and at the water: buildings, functions, living-spaces on rivers, canals, lakes or half at sea. The Netherlands have an extensive history with relation to building on water, a tradition which Waterstudio draws from, but is not confined to. The firm tries to develop the existing water-architecture and building-methods further to a new level. Waterstudio is working on this development in several areas of expertise. In urbanism Waterstudio goes beyond the well-known pier with a boat; water in the neighbourhood is exceptionally attractive as a living-quality, but by not only utilizing open water, but also pursuing higher densities, Waterstudio designs neighbourhood that are very much similar to the exisiting ones; the only difference is that the foundations are different, to give water a place. In the architectural field Waterstudio tries to modernize the typology of the dwelling-ark; modern houses and villas in and around the water that rival their counterparts on land in space and experience. To make this possible innovation is essential. Waterstudio develops both new architectural and urban typologies, as well as technical solutions in dealing with the problems of dynamic watermanagement and building on water. The development of dwelling-, and working concepts provides a new notion of the layout of parcels and regions. Moreover, new techniques make new forms of buildings possible. Innovation is the main force behind the firm: Waterstudio has set itself the objective of converting innovative ideas into feasible and broadly applicable building concepts for the upcoming decades. Waterstudio is getting a lot of attention in publications both in the Netherlands as well as abroad, and because of the relevance of water-management the number of projects abroad is quickly growing.