Impossible Projects is a cutting-edge design studio that adapts computational design and digital fabrication to arrive at innovative construction methods.
We blend art and architecture to realise creations that are fluid yet functional, with designs that seamlessly translate from concept to execution.

Challenging Conventions

We transform spaces with unique freeform site-specific installations that are both engineered and functional. We embrace sustainability and alternative building methods to create lightweight structures that enhance the experience of a location.

Studio Impossible Projects brings together the best of both worlds. 

Drawing on their Dutch background, they strive to create designs that challenge the boundaries of what is achievable in the most efficient manner possible while their time in the Philippines has taught them to consider locally available materials, technology, and skill levels in their design and construction process. 

As a result, Studio Impossible Projects’ approach combines innovation and practicality, resulting in awe-inspiring creations that transcend conventional design paradigms.


Impossible Projects is a design studio whose practice is based in both the Netherlands and the Philippines.

We operate within the realm of architecture and art and our aim is to challenge the conventional notions of architecture and construction in order to create functional structures that blend into their surroundings and have a low environmental impact.

We continually research new materials and building methods taking into account locally available materials, technology and skill levels in order to achieve complex designs that are executed in the simplest and most direct way.

Studio Impossible Projects is spearheaded by Jasper Niens & Rick Atienza. 

Jasper is an artist and researcher who in his practice developed algorithms and building techniques that allow him to build large-scale installations and structures.

With over two decades working in the global shipping industry, Rick has gained extensive knowledge in managing people and organisations in a cross-cultural setting. 

Discovering their shared joy for building, they have dedicated their expertise to Studio Impossible Projects.

Jasper Niens & Rick Atienza
Founders of Studio Impossible Projects



Our practice draws its inspiration from the boundless possibilities in art. As such, S.I.P. also serves as the back office to support the art practice of Jasper.

This allows us to experiment and play with different materials, technologies and techniques.


Bamboo is a remarkable natural building material and we hope to help elevate this material to its full potential using parametric design and digital fabrication.

Allowing us to further explore the true potential of a readily available and renewable material.


Parametric design and fabrication solutions allow the ability to design buildings that are unique and innovative while using locally sourced renewable materials effectively.

We challenge ourselves to come up with simple and effective solutions for different aspects within an architectural context.


Our practice would not be possible if not for the broad spectrum of people with whom we work, collaborate and exchange ideas.

The cooperation with engineers, artists, artisans, and our own team all make our practice flourish because of these multi-cultural, multimedia and multi-faceted interactions.

In order to expand this space for creativity, we are inviting other like-minded individuals who can contribute in the field of art, engineering, architecture and bamboo to join us.



A bamboo fabric dome commissioned for the Pablo Sarmiento Group in close proximity to the expected new government centre of the Bangsamoro. This is a place for people to congregate and serves as a symbol of peace between the Muslims, Christians and Lumads of the region.

Tensile Bamboo Shades

As the first iteration of its kind, the Santa Fe proves that it is possible to create a tensile shade utilising bamboo, fabric and stainless steel. The shade features marine grade fabric, treated bamboo and custom rigging adopted from the marine sailing industry.

Dragon Eggs

The ‘Dragons’ are two mirrored domes standing opposite to each other lengthwise conjoined by a tensile fabric, with a net usable area of 340m2, a footprint of 16 x 37 metres and a height of over 7 metres.

Dome Village - New Clark City

The Dome Village is a series of four dome-like structures linked by suspended bridges, and located in the River Park in New Clark City, Philippines.




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Pompstraat 44c, 3082 RT Rotterdam, The Netherlands



The modular parametric staircase is a script originally tested as an art installation for Arco Madrid.

This unique design makes the staircase look like it is “floating” above the ground and it can be adapted for use within and outside modern interior office spaces or large residences. The staircase design can be uniquely adopted and customised, with or without railing, for varying locations and uses depending on your requirements. With its contemporary look and versatile functionality, this staircase can be an exclusive centrepiece that is completely functional.

Decorative Ceilings

A room and its use can be transformed by changing or adapting the shape of its ceiling. In past projects we have been challenged to precisely that; what can be done in order to change the look and feel of a particular space.

Likeminds, a theatre foundation in the Netherlands, approached us to transform a rehearsal space for a theatre company in Amsterdam into a space that exudes warmth and was acoustically better suited for an audience.

In conjunction with ‘Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture’, Jasper Niens through “superproject”, his former collaboration, was engaged for the design, engineering and supervision of the 400 m2 stretch ceiling of the event space of the W Hotel in Amsterdam.

Geodesic Domes

Check out our article on the Geodesic Dome Installation for the Sea Games in New Clark City

Free Form Parametric Space Truss Systems

Derived from the grid-shell pioneered by Vladimir Shukhov, ‘Free-Form Parametric Space Truss System’ is a build technique that emanated as a result of Jasper’s development of free form sculptures. First pioneered in his art piece titled 510. It was further developed such that the skin was made an integral part of the structure in 510-II, and its applications were tested even further in UTMT.