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We believe in quality.

Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se. 

Charles Eames

Our Team

ndfk is in the start-up phase of the company and has already attracted a solid team of experts with all kinds of backgrounds. Most of us work with the company on a project basis.
Our team includes the following experts:
  • Agricultural/ irrigation engineer (Spain)
  • LEED certified building engineers (Turkey, Hong Kong)
  • Structural engineer (Venezuela)
  • Interior designers (Mexico, France, India)
  • Landscape designer (India)
  • Urban planners (Netherlands)
  • Graphic designer (Taiwan)
  • Earth building experts (India, Ghana, Burkina Faso)
  • Architects (the Netherlands, France, Burkina Faso)

We promote an interdisciplinary approach to solve (design) problems of different scales and complexity.
Some examples of our design projects and consulting:

Our Projects

  • 2016 design and planning of a 5 star resort and villas – Northern Mariana Islands, USA (with Philip Johnson Asia)
  • 2017 Changsha primary and secondary school complex design – China (with IBO gmbh)
  • 2017 consulting for tourism development in rural areas of China (with IBO gmbh)
  • 2017 consulting and design of casino resort – Djibouti (with IBO gmbh)
  • 2017 Shanghai tower office interior – China (independent)
  • 2017 Signage and branding for an office park in Shanghai – China (independent)
  • 2018 – ongoing consulting and design trajectory for an international school in Ouagadougou (ndfk)
  • 2017 – ongoing resort villa  – Zambia (ndfk)
  • 2017 – ongoing luxury residence – Zambia (ndfk)
  • 2018 – ongoing eco houses – Ouagadougou (ndfk and YAAM)
  • 2018 – ongoing consulting and strategic planning of the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (ndfk with the city of Oaugadougou)


  • 2012 – ongoing earth building research –  Mexico, India, Burkina Faso
  • 2010 – ongoing urban planning research – using computer science and programming as part of the design process

Services to other design companies

  • creating animations and renderings
  • passive energy strategies
  • landscape design and urban planning
  • concept design and competitions


ndfk was launched by Niek Kramer in 2018. Before founding ndfk he worked in Shanghai for 4 years with Philip Johnson Asia and IBO on many international design projects, ranging from urban planning to interior design and from architecture to landscape design.

The main base of ndfk is in the Netherlands whilst the projects are around the world, currently in China, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Zambia.