Ons Dorp is a 100-year-old school building in the center of Amsterdam converted into ten spacious and sustainable apartments by Standard Studio and Casa Architecten in 2014. This apartment, where the teacher’s lounge got remodeled into the bedrooms and the classroom into the living space, was designed for a family of four. Its total area is 100m² (1076ft²).
Due to its high ceilings, it was possible to create maisonettes, which lead for the whole family to be together, but still remain with a bit of privacy. It meant that in the living area we could combine all five elements; kitchen, living room, dining room, play area for the children and work space into one.
Storage is of essence when designing for a family with two young children, therefore as a result, furniture pieces were created under the stair cases that not only allowed for the children to put their toys, but also as a play and sitting area.
Concrete floors and steel staircases kept the characteristics of the school but when combined with plywood, it resulted in a bright and warm interior. This dwelling has a really nice vibe and energy, and suits the client very well; a young creative and conscious family living in the center of Amsterdam.
— Standard Studio
A plan of the apartment:
Photographs by Standard Studio
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