Title: Appartement Sarphatistraat 1
Client: Bloemendal & van Dorp
Location: Amsterdam, NL
Year: 2015
Size: 85 m2
Subject: Home interior full service

The house on the Sarphatistraat in Amsterdam was split in a wonderful way. A strange floorplan was created to connect two apartments, one above the other, with the garden.

At the back of the ground floor, a hole was sawn across the entire width of the floor to make room for a staircase. This connects the basement to the ground floor. It also provides daylight to the darkest place in the house. On this stairway, you walk past a cupboard six metres high. These steps seem to come from this cupboard, as though cupboard and stairway are one. The cupboard is the central element of the house.

Space and storage space are important in Amsterdam apartments. That’s why we use every centimetre of a house. The stairs act as drawers and the space under the stairs functions as a wardrobe. You can even store your snowboard in the base of the box bed. Custom-made furniture creates a warm atmosphere with a personal touch. The apartment is completely adapted to the needs of its residents.

The principle of having several routes within a house was also applied here, albeit minimally. On the ground floor, an extra sliding door offers a doorway between two bedrooms.