Biography and work
I am a registered Dutch architect educated at the Technical University of Delft, based in Amsterdam/Chicago. In 2017 I established Bureau Badenhorst an architectural office focussing on historic research and restoration.
In 2016 I started my current collaboration with Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, in projects on the influences of Dutch colonialism on Dutch shared heritage and the effect of the cultural exchange between Asia and Europe on material culture in the 17th and 18th century.
My present design project dives into the past, present and future of the iconic blue and white ceramic. My particular interest narrows in on the representation of cultural exchange as told with cobalt and clay.
OFFICE OF HISTORIC ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH AND RESTORATION
Bureau Badenhorst is an Amsterdam/Chicago based restoration office founded in 2017. Our current work involves the restoration and redevelopment of Landfort estate in Gendringen, the Netherlands. Our consulting group helps tackle the intricacies of bringing the historic estate into modern times while still maintaining high fidelity.
Online Furniture and Silverware Database
Current digitization project of the East Indies furniture and silver collections of the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) and Gemeentemuseum (Den Haag)
Historians of Netherlandish Art Podcast
Episode 4: Geoffrey Haider-Badenhorst, Carrie Anderson, and Marsely Kehoe
Baroque in Batavia
Current research on the development of Baroque furniture and furnishings in public buildings in Batavia (Jakarta) around 1700.
Publications on Dutch Colonial Material Culture
Common Ground, de gedeelde erfenis van gescheiden werelden (bookreview), Zuid-Afrika maandblad
Groot Constantia, pleisterplaats voor goden en stervelingen, Zuid-Afrika maandblad
Kaapse taferelen uit Chinese penselen, Zuid-Afrika maandblad