This house is part of a new developement area in the West borough of Amsterdam called Houthavens, literally meaning “lumber port” referring to its old purpose. Where there used to be transhipment and storage of lumber nowadays the main function of this area is residential. Jan and Jessica purchased this new-built property on the growth so the main focus in this 200 m2 family house was to create a home with various intimate places and qualities. To emphasize these different qualities every function in the house has its own color palette which are visible from the room that you are in aswell as from the room next to it. By doing this all rooms on the four different floors are always connected and moving through them becomes an exiting and smooth motion. When entering the room you are supposed to be at the fine detailling and rich materialization of every piece of furniture at its turn provides focus and encourages use of its function.
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Year 2018 - 2019
Contractor Eskabé B.V.