atelier van wengerden converts vacant catholic school into tb house atelier van wengerden converts vacant catholic school into tb house
jun 23, 2015

atelier van wengerden converts vacant catholic school into tb house

atelier van wengerden converts vacant catholic school into tb house
all images courtesy of atelier van wengerden

 

 

 

the ‘tb house’ is a renovation of two stories of an old, unused catholic boys school in the spaardammerbuurt area of amsterdam, the netherlands. bought by a private family, the residence is 350m2 (approx. 3,750ft2), on the first and second floors. atelier van wengerden, who designed the space, worked with clients to create a well thought-out plan that maintained the space’s original character and style.

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bedroom core

 

 

 

the result is a house within a house, characterized by multiple free-standing multifunctional ‘cores’. inside the grey units, are housed all functions that don’t require daylight, such as: storage, bathroom, pantry, and entertainment equipment. the ground floor — formerly the kitchen — is used for all commons areas, including kitchen and dining rooms. all private spaces, as well as a main living space, are located above on the second floor.

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bedroom core

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living room

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the structure of the house was left largely untouched


model top view 


core model 

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spatial organization 

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • Nice idea. Leaves so much more space physically and well and mentally.

    Ron Smith says:

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