project type: private residential
design: allard architecture
allard architecture was asked to re-zone and transform this picturesque former nurses’ canteen into a private home. Located in Bloemendaal, the property has a beautiful forested backyard. The interior is focused on an open, central staircase, which was inspired by Lina Bo Bardi. Centralizing the staircase creates a point of interaction while at the same point allowing for personal space in other areas of the house. The original arches in the basement have been both preserved and incorporated into the architecture creating appealing hallways, walls and niches throughout the lower level. In addition, the roof was replaced with a coloured zinc finish.