steel – wood – marble – stucco
timber – linnen
“The old structure of the house has remained visible
and some historical elements have been restored”
This 1920s waterfront villa in Amsterdam was turned into a sustainable family home, in which inside and outside as well as old and new are connected. The spiral staircase provides an attractive break in the horizontal lines within the villa, and the glass extension to the garden connects the interior with the exterior, which is reinforced by allowing the floor to partly run outdoors. The interior has a sober beauty with a global character, created by the use of natural colours and materials such as walnut wood, concrete, marble, steel and clay stucco. The old structure of the house has remained visible and some historical elements have been restored, making for an industrial mix of past and present.
This former dairy farm in the rural area around Utrecht was transformed into a spectacular residential home. In our task to design the interior space, the threatening grey skies and surrounding farmlands and cornfields served as the inspiration. This translated into the use of many natural colours and lively, distinctive materials, giving warmth to the inner space of the building. Each room has a different atmosphere without ever losing the overall cohesion, and the interaction between inside and outside is central, always bearing in mind showing the history of the building. For this project, we worked together with Zecc Architects.