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Not demolished but dismantled, reorganized and reorchestrated.
The distinctions between work, home and recreation were becoming blurred for the owners of this property. Theirflexible lifestyle asked for an environment where work and living could easily be combined.


The building contains four sounds studios used primarily for recording film and television commercials. The entrance, conference room and administration are located in the central area. A small bar, a fitness room and a sauna are on the top floor. The client requested that all spaces, apart from the sound studios, receive as much daylight as possible. The facades reflect directly the sound studio's interior shape. All the studios are identical, yet each has an individual foundation to prevent sounds, which might negatively affect the recording, from penetrating into the studio from either outside the building or the adjacent studios.


The client requested an extension for her vacation house which would make it possible to live there all year round. A new east wing extension to the house has been designed to include a salon and some private rooms. A new entrance connects old and new. Daylight was given special attention in the extension. The salon has a large glass front that allows an undisturbed exterior view of the terrace and the woods beyond. Slate covers the north and south sides of the extension.

Van Leeuwen - van Asperen house

The Van Leeuwen/Van Asperen House is a canal house located in centre Amsterdam. Originally the house was divided in two by a thick wall. In redesigning this house, we created several cavities in the wall, through which we formed a new staircase around the house. Now there are different spaces in the house i.e., the living room, study, and salon, which interact fluidly with one another and allow for ease of movement. (The garden was designed by M. van Gessel).


Interior of an advertisement agency consisting of 4.500 square meter office, a restaurant and an entrance hall with library.
(This project is in co-operation with Peter Sas.)


“It’s yellow and it sings”
An up-to-date- wheelbarrow. Originally designed for the homeless of Amsterdam to provide them with an mobile store to sell second hand clothes or books and other treasures.
The canary has found its way to the third world where it is put to use as ….well, as what not?


The house and studio of Tijmen Ploeg is a renovation of the one of the first concrete buildings of Amsterdam. The original concrete is still on sight in the interior. The exterior has been covered with isolation material and aluminium panels.


The studio for a fashion designer is a free standing building in the centre of Amsterdam, direct related to a canal.


Located on the edge of a new district in an average street, the villa seems to hide behind a closed front. In this one extended wall the entrances to the house, the garden and the garage have been placed. The peak-shaped copper roof is constructed in a way that it appears to float above the wall. The interior of the ground floor, with the exception of the cloak room and stairs, is one large space. There is a door leading to the garden from the open kitchen. The garden’s main terrace is on the south side.

Apartment Herengracht

Renovation of an apartment in Amsterdam, formerly used as an office. The famous Dutch canals were drawn into the apartment by replacing the existing facade structure, thus becoming part of the living space as well as the public space outside. The living space is folded around the kitchen and bathing and sleeping area, allowing the light to flood throughout the apartment. This ensures a light and open character which is particularly desirable in an old building that is reincarnated for a new life.