The renovation and extension of a small cottage or ‘Huisje’ in the Pijp district of Amsterdam. This formally working class district was developed at the end of the 19th century to ease the overcrowding in the Jordaan district. One of a row of four simple houses built in 1908 it sits close to the Albert Cuyp Market in what is now a popular, and lively part of the city. The current owner has lived there a long time. Our design, amongst other things, will extend the house, adding 63 square metres overall. We also rationalise and improve the roof build up and modernise the insulation and services taking the house well into the new century.