Pieter de Hoogh is coming to stay
The house of two artlovers in the so-called Zeeheldenkwartier in The Hague is being redesigned. The clients would like to transform their house for their book and art collection, and moreover they wish more comfort in use for older friends and their growing family of grandchildren.
We see the narrative in the design of a more lazy stairs. This backbone connects all levels and divides the large family home in a new manner. The stairs revalues the original structure of the rooms and makes one think of the mansions painted by Peter de Hoogh. The stairs creates a clear definition of spaces with on the streetlevel the kitchen and the day-to-day living spaces, on the bel-etage the dining room and the play room, and upstairs the private rooms. Arcs and internal windows in the staircase provide a layered view through the house. Each of the rooms has a specific atmosphere by its use of colour and materialisation.
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: Eva Ventura (2019 - nu), Milou Klein (2019), Melvin van den Houdt (2019), 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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