A former garage space in the de Pijp area in Amsterdam was converted into a spacious house naturally lit by large skylights. The interior, with a generous 230m2 on one floor level, uses a simple material palette. The repetition of rectangular, rough oak wood surfaces provides a strong contrast to the stark white walls, black surfaces and grey cast flooring.
The custom-designed kitchen includes a large wooden sliding door to conceal integrated storage areas, with a contrasting black kitchen island in front of it. Built-in cupboards and a fireplace feature the same characteristics and contrast in materials. Wooden walls from top to bottom, with built-in doors, mark the entrance to the more private areas such as bedrooms and bathrooms.
Outdoors there is a patio in between the living room and master bedroom. In order to connect the indoors and the outdoors, i29 interior architects designed a 20m2 hand-woven carpet with a natural mossy pattern. The abundance of natural light, in combination with the soft layer of green and beige, evokes an outdoor experience in the interior.