We design sustainable houses made from natural materials

We design sustainable houses made from natural materials


Architectural studio for sustainable detached houses

Always wanted to live in a spacious and natural habitat? We are HOP Architects and we design sustainable and healthy houses with a focus on an optimal indoor/outdoor living.

HOP Architects has experience in the field of both new build developments and renovation and takes care of the design, all necessary permits and construction supervision.

We advise and encourage clients in sustainable solutions and advise about subsidies. We create smart designs and use natural materials to create energy-efficient and eco-friendly houses. In doing so, we do not compromise on living quality and comfort, but we do ensure the lowest possible CO2 production during the construction and use of the house.

Unique Villas

Projects by HOP Architects are characterized by spatial and minimalist design combined with natural, high-quality materials with their own texture, color and smell. But since each client has his or her own requirements, each project is unique!

Our strength lies in the total design in which exterior and interior influence each other. We strive for perfection in every detail. We always start with a careful location research and provide insight into various design choices by means of 2D drawings and 3D visualizations, which leads to a clear design.

Contact us for a free meeting and find out more about our way of working, the entire process and the construction costs.

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Our Process

You are unique, as is your project. However, these 5 different phases within the design process are the same within each project (based on general architect regulations set forth in the DNR 2011, percentages below are rough indications)

Phase 1
Sketch design
Phase 2
Preliminary Design
Phase 3
Technical Design & Permit Drawings
Phase 4
Final (Interior) Design & Specifications
Phase 5
Execution / Construction supervision

Sustainable Architecture

At HOP Architects, we create buildings that contribute to a sustainable future. We use natural and healthy materials that have a low carbon footprint. We use the right climate installations and ensure low energy consumption through smart design. We focus on integrating the existing. We make designs that can survive the test of time. And we include nature in the design to stimulate biodiversity. Read more about our five pillars for sustainable architecture on our sustainability page.

Based in Amsterdam

HOP Architects is an Amsterdam-based architecture firm specialized in the field of sustainable architecture and interior design. With our team of passionate architects and interior designers, we have already realized many beautiful and healthy habitats in Amsterdam, but we work on projects throughout the Netherlands, and sometimes even beyond.

We work together

Because every client has his own wishes and tastes, we have many moments in the design process to express them (presentations, consultation moments, workshops). Therefore, a design is always the result of a good collaboration. Furthermore, we work closely with many different disciplines, and have built up a broad network of contractors, furniture builders, graphic designers, welders, facade specialists, lighting consultants and marketing/strategy experts.

Time & Budget

More important than a beautiful design is its realization. During a free initial meeting, we take the time to discuss the available budget and timeframe of a project, and then ensure that a design is made that fits the conditions set. During the design process, the design will be visualized using floor plans, 3D images, material samples and possibly physical models, so during the design phases there is a clear understanding of what the project will look like.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the process look like?

During the process, we go through several phases. We start with a sketch design where we explore the spatial options using a number of variants. By means of floor plans and 3D visualizations we visualize the architectural appearance and atmosphere of the interior. After the presentation of these and your comments on them, we continue with the preliminary design, where we proceed in a chosen direction / combination of directions. Again a presentation and consultation moment follows, after which we make the architectural drawings / permit drawings if necessary. After that comes the final (interior) design if necessary. In the previous phases, a design is made for the exterior, the layout, finishes and an outline for the fixed furniture and bathroom(s). In the final design, all relevant components and connections are worked out in detail and discussed with the contractor and furniture maker. Cost calculations are made (by contractors and furniture makers) and, if necessary, the design is adjusted based on these quotes.

Will you help select the right contractor and other builders?

During final design, we request bids from several contractors for comparison. Together with the client, we then choose the most suitable contractor.

Do you have contractors you work with often?

Certainly, we have now established relationships with all kinds of contractors and builders. Of course, if you prefer to suggest a contractor yourself, that's no problem either!

How much does it cost to (re)build?

That depends on the project, we can tell you more about that when we know something about the project. Fill in the contact form (press contact at the bottom of the page) or call us on 0202441965 to find out more about costs.

Do you also do supervision during construction?

Often yes, by doing construction supervision we keep everything under control and check that the builders comply with the drawings. We can also have things pop up during renovations. We then come up with appropriate solutions for that.

How much does it cost to make drawings for a project?

It depends on the type of project, construction budget and square footage, among other things. Request a quote through this link or call us at 0202441965 to learn more about costs.

How do I know if I need a permit?

At the beginning of the first phase, the sketch plan, we examine what is possible permit-free. Also look at what is possible within the zoning plan. If necessary, we contact the municipality to find out if a permit is required.

How long does a project take?

It depends, for example, on the size of the project and whether it requires a permit. We can tell you more about that once we know something about the project. Fill out the contact form (press contact at the bottom of the page) or call us on 0202441965 to find out more about the time period.

Can I continue to live in my home during a remodel?

We usually advise against this because of the stress it creates. In some cases it is possible, if only part of the house is remodeled.

Do you also work outside the Netherlands?

Yes, we have completed projects in Belgium and France, but always find a challenge across the border interesting. Sometimes we then work with a local architect who has knowledge of local regulations and does the permit application.

Can I get a free consultation?

Yes, we offer free consultations to learn more about your project and how we can help you achieve your vision. Please feel free to contact us to set up an appointment!

How long does it take to complete a construction project?

The time it takes to complete a construction project can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. For example, an addition and renovation may take a few months; a new home can easily take six months.

  • Review by Tim
    renovation Wouwerman Street,

    HOP helped us with the complete renovation and extension of our house in Amsterdam. They supported us during the entire process: starting from the design and communication with the council up until the final completion of the project. During the process Michael and Bo kept us up to date on every detail, took into account our desires and adaptations and gave us advice on aesthetic and practical issues.

  • Review by Marit,
    house extension Volkerakstraat,

    Always there when we need them or have questions, they are professional and most importantly, they delivered a high quality design. Our project is still going (or just started) but until now our experience has been amazing! I would highly recommend this company!

  • Review by Dorian,
    renovation New Prinsengracht,

    HOP has turned two dark garden rooms into bright, very pleasant spaces. The elegant metal window frames correspond to the wooden windows of the higher floors in the rear facade. Lighting and heating elements are beautiful and well integrated. The collaboration with the architect was very pleasant at all stages of the renovation and the result is great in every way. Five stars!

  • Review by Matt
    co owner Buddy Buddy

    HOP are simply excellent architects and interior designers. Our project Buddy Buddy was tricky with many constraints and challenges, plus our high expectations! Yet somehow HOP managed to create something that exceeded our expectations. We’re now featured on Dezeen and nominated for several design awards. The guys are all strong at problem solving and quick thinking which helped take the enormous stress of our shoulders. We really appreciate all the late nights and hard work HOP dedicated to make our project a success.


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