From butcher shop to smart apartment
We were asked to transform a former butcher’s shop with a large shop window facing on to the street corner into an apartment for a family with a handicapped child. The large entrance hall provides space for the wheelchair. The kitchen and living room are placed on the street facade. A large door between the living room and the master bedroom connects the front of the apartment to the garden. When the door is folded open, it hides the sleeping area from the living space. Details of materials from earlier days, such as the tiles and bare bricks, have been kept visible.
The office was founded in 2010 in Rotterdam. We design narrative architecture that tells the story of the assignment at hand. A story with different layers: that of the context, a response to building tradition, the wishes of our client, sustainable applications and technical opportunities. The architecture surprises with imagination. Our work reaches from transformations to public spaces like a Performative Space in Eindhoven, and from building a multi-family house in Amsterdam to researching our practice and writing stories about it.
Partners: Elsbeth Ronner, Lilith van Assem
Employees: Laura Steenbeke (2018), Joppe Douma (2018), Madeleine Mans (2016 - 2018), Paula Cores Barrel (2017), Jimmy Stegeman (2016), Dirk Gonzáles Veugelers (2016), André Cramer (2014), Clémence Boru (2013), Anne de Ruyter (2012)
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