Rosa monastery loft GDL

Client

Private

FLOOR AREA

120 m² GFA

Location

Amsterdam

Purpose

Residential

Status

In design

Projecttype

Interior

Year

2017

Assignment

On contract basis

The Rosa monastery was designed and built in 1926 by architect A.J. Kropholler in a traditional style. It is situated in Amsterdam-North. In 1995 a developer bought the complex and redeveloped it to apartments. In the same year, it became a monument. Despite of the monumental status we succeeded to create a clean refurbished loft with a contemporary look and feel.

The apartments are situated in the old classrooms of the monastery and have high ceilings with big windows. Our design is featured by a palette of warm and sober materials like marble, oak and steel window frames. A clean designed box with the staircase to the first floor forms the heart of the loft. The serving functions like a toilet, storage and the meter cabinet are bundled in the box. The first floor contains a luxurious bathroom, walking closet and two bedrooms. The attic serves an extra bedroom. The bedroom in the ridge is accessible by a glass plateau and is the climax of the spatial experience of the loft.

“The loft is sequence of historical details and contemporary elements.”

The materials of the special furniture in the loft space consist of grey and black tones, stone with its tactile accents, earth tones, and warm oak finishes it. Everything is detailed with a clean and minimalistic approach to create a stunning contrast with the historical elements of the monastery.

Credits

Team:

Jos Hoope, Roy Plevier, Kees Hoope, Sharon van Deventer, Melanie Ligthart, Léon Veldhuis.

Tags:

Monument, renovation, interior, residential, <500 m², Amsterdam, Netherlands

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