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AMGA // Holiday Apartment Amsterdam // NL

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Refurbishment of a studio apartment with a multipurpose furniture core
LOOS ARCHITECTS
Private
WHD Interieurbouw Amsterdam
2006
€ 35.000 excl.
VAT and fees
35 m2 BVO
finished
Hazenstraat, Amsterdam, NL
For this conversion of a small studio apartment in the centre of Amsterdam into a holiday home, we chose to keep our intervention as compact as possible. Around the sanitary core, we constructed a multifunctional piece of furniture, containing all the functions required: a hall stand, a kitchen with fridge, cooker and washer-dryer, a double bed, a dining table and a lot of storage space.
The basic shape was a simple cubic volume, which we wrapped around the sanitary core as a second skin. In the design process, two big “bites” were taken out of the volume, creating the hall stand and kitchen counter. A fold-away bed and a linen cupboard were also excised. As a last step, a dining table was cut out, which can be extracted from under the kitchen counter. All “cutting planes” were covered in olive green panelboard, emphasizing the sculptural character of the core.In addition, the apartment was provided with a light green linoleum floor and white plastered walls. When closed, the core construction is so compact that this tiny flat feels surprisingly spacious.
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