House in the Netherlands, Amsterdam

European constructivism of the 1960s period

This is a building with a special history, designed in the last century and used as an artist's studio. The cornerstone of our concept was to preserve the appearance and architectural vernacular of the building, while making it a welcoming and comfortable place to live for its new owners: a family with two children. We were able to increase the living-space area, as well as convert the orangerie into a kitchen-dining space.

We laid out the interiors in a Dutch minimalist style. The artist who had lived here - Gerard Schaperkotter - had created a very unusual atmosphere in the house, and his paintings became the inspiration for the interiors. The final result was a very understated, simple and restrained interior that nonetheless remains a comfortable living space: while the building itself has retained its its essential character, while gaining a slightly more contemporary edge.

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