Soft tones and a spacious layout form the base for this loft-like apartment with generous views of the neighbouring Vondelpark.
Location: Byzantium, Amsterdam
Client: Anfora Development & Design
Size: 137 m2
With the Vondelpark as its backyard and Leidseplein within a stone's throw, the location of this apartment couldn't get any better. The apartment is located in the OMA/Rem Koolhaas designed building 'Byzantium' which dates back to 1991. The apartment was run-down and ready to be brought back to its former glory.
HOP was asked to conduct spatial studies for the layout and design of the interior of this apartment. This resulted in an open-plan layout divided by steel and glass doors light which created a light and airy apartment full of natural tones and textures, a real habitat for people.
we established a vision for the overall atmosphere whilst being on a tight schedule
the project was well on its way when we got involved - we held several on-site sessions with the client and were able to deal with the limited time available
no existing building elements were to be demolished, altered or replaced
the rather 'heavy' aluminium frames, positions of lighting fixtures and plumbing were all taken into account whilst developing a proposal
we advised on the process and guided the client in the choices and different options
within each project the role of an architect can alter according to the situation and wishes - here we took on the role of aesthetic adviser