Derde Oosterparkstraat

Title: Penthouse Derde Oosterparkstraat
Client: Klaver & de Koning
Location: Amsterdam, NL
Year: 2012
Size: 150 m2
Subject: Home interior, full service

The assignment came in as a blank page: a penthouse stripped down to its shell. The home, originally two separate apartments, was merged after lying empty for months. The result took up the entire floor.

This immediately led to the greatest challenge for the interior design. The central elevator shaft with stairwell was a major obstacle on the floorplan. Instead of fighting it, we incorporated it into the design. A corridor around this shaft became the basis for the interior. It provides lines of sight and connection within the house. In fact, you can run laps inside your own house! We believe in the importance of many routes inside a home, if the possibility exists.

Various sliding doors can be opened and closed. This enables the penthouse to go from being one spacious loft to a home with several private spaces. We looked at creating special seating areas, corners and vistas. And tailor-made furniture and fitted wardrobes ensure that the penthouse conforms to the new residents’ wishes. The interior should make your life more enjoyable and create spaces for living. For example, by putting a working area behind a glass door next to the kitchen, you are not completely cut off from the living area. And next to the entrance door is a special niche for the keys—in that way, you won’t lose them anymore!