Sandwiched between two typical Amsterdam houses lies a narrow plot of 2,5m wide and 24m deep. These dimensions asked for a creative approach for the infill of this two storey new-built house.
By introducing a patio where the inhabitants live around, tons of daylight enter the place. Several voids, high ceilings and the central staircase add spaciousness and emphasise the interconnection of the floors. This results in a dynamic space with different lines of sight, where open and intimate spaces alternate.
Light & air on a narrow lot
By introducing voids and playful sight lines throughout the house, a sense of spaciousness was created on the narrow lot.
Six custom integrated birdhouses in the front facade provide a home for sparrows
The tall glass facade in the front façade floods the front of the house with natural light. The facade of perforated panels further integrates six custom-made birdhouses under the eaves, making this home more than just a "habitat of people."