total floor area: 200m²
van rossum bv, amsterdam
real estate agency:
carnas & keizer
renovation costs: €400.000
monument anno 1610
allard meine jansen
Located in the Jordaan area, in the centre of Amsterdam, the Noordermarkt is a historic market square with a large church. On the western edge of the square lies a listed 17th Century house, built on the city’s zoning plan of 1615.
Allard Architecture’s redesign and full restoration of this house brings a contemporary living solution to the building by applying the requirements of modern day living whilst maintaining the historic contextual aesthetic of the property. The front facade will be totally restored according to the situation in 1956.
With only a few existing openings on both the front and rear façade, the 1960’s rear façade will be replaced by a detached glazing system offset from the original structure.
Laminated timber mullions of accoya wood and adjustable shading devices are utilised in order to allow natural light to flood into the spaces.
The hierarchy of spaces is governed by creating an active response to the street, with the ground floor living room at the front of the house, and the kitchen and dining area to the rear, taking advantage of the plot orientation.
The design re-establishes the original typology of lower and upper maisonettes, something that has been lost over different refurbishment periods.
After an investigation of the foundation workers are restarting the build. This machine will drill piles for the new foundation.
The floor has been removed and props are holding the construction together. The machine will drill the new foundation piles in to the floor, herefore the props are locally removed en replaced when the drilling is done.