The complete 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 very popular, and lively part of the city.
The current owner has lived there for a long time but the house really needs to be upgraded. Our design, will completely renovate the house. In so doing we will rationalise and improve the roof build up as well as adding a cellar below ground, all without loss to external street character. A complete modernising of the insulation and services etc will take the house well into the new century.