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This communal living plan offers its residents compact apartments alongside plenty of private spaces and a wide range of public areas

Location: Amsterdam

Year: 2018
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.


project highlights

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

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