This communal living plan offers its residents compact apartments alongside plenty of private spaces and a wide range of public areas
Size: 380 m2
Program: residential / co-living
A stone's throw away from the Rijksmuseum, this grade II listed property is home to co-living community 'Ahadeb' that was founded in 1983.
The people that form this community share several rooms and programme which are right now predominantly located on ground-floor level.
With this sketch design we envision a complete spatial overhaul and mix of functions stacked vertically across the floors of this building.
By keeping intact the monumental beams but opening up the floor that rested on top of them we propose to introduce a spacious relation between the different floors interconnecting the several shared spaces within this community of several people under one roof.
every floor holds a compact private unit with one bedroom, private kitchen, living room with fold-out guest bed, bathroom and plenty of built-in storage
we designed the the ground floor to be fully communal with a generous double-height dining and library area overlooking the shared garden
shared spaces, including a yoga terrace, library and micro-gym are scattered across all floors