120 m² GFA
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.
Jos Hoope, Roy Plevier, Kees Hoope, Sharon van Deventer, Melanie Ligthart, Léon Veldhuis.
Monument, renovation, interior, residential, <500 m², Amsterdam, Netherlands