In the center of Amsterdam, near the Nieuwmarkt, HOP transformed a former garage into an industrial living space with high ceilings and robust materials. The new facade retains the look and feel of the original garage doors that used to slide sideways into the space. Daylight enters the space not only from the street side but also through a walkable glass panel in the ceiling near the back wall that also acts as a visual connection between the ground and second floors.
The interior features the largest kitchen HOP has yet designed with 7-foot-high and low cabinets along one of the side walls. The cabinets and kitchen island are constructed of solid oak laminated in three layers for added durability. The countertops feature a light brown Silestone material punctuated by 60 cm of dark green Dekton on which owners can place their hot pans or oven dishes. On the other side of the room is a large cabinet constructed of Viroc (cement-based wood panels) that emphasizes the industrial atmosphere and also contains a hidden door to the toilet room under the stairs.