Restoration and renovation of a national monument in Amsterdam
Turn this worn-out and dilapidated 17th century government monument whose floors hang 30cm crooked, into a luxurious home for a family.
Design: straightening the floors, restoring the entire building, making the basement habitable.
Spatial intervention: introducing space and light into the basement. Through a large doorway to the partly excavated garden, an increased height and voids to the floor above, a basement becomes a usable floor. Use this floor as an informal living space and kitchen. New staircase in a spacious void that will illuminate the building from above
Time to build: 9 months
Delivery: winter 2012