i29 transforms derelict historic house in amsterdam into vivid dwelling

i29 transforms derelict historic house in amsterdam into vivid dwelling

 

vivid canal house in amsterdam 

 

located along the canals in amsterdam, a derelict 17th-century canal house has been transformed into a vibrant dwelling. designed and carried out by amsterdam-based studio i29, the new interior is highlighted with a series of colorful spaces, adding a fresh character to the historic building. originally constructed in 1675, the house had been fallen into almost a complete ruin, so the changes it had to undergo were drastic and bold: a renovation that took more than 2 years and was executed in collaboration with a team of specialists.i29 transforms derelict historic house in amsterdam into vivid dwelling
all images by ewout huibers

 

 

unexpected pops of colors

 

respecting its history and initial architecture, the design team at i29 integrated original details into new tailor-made interventions and finishes. the architects formed a spatial journey with unexpected pops of colors that determine the limits and the functions of the spaces and at the same time connect them. the kitchen space on the ground floor is finished in white concrete, light walls, and a custom-designed oak kitchen and dining table. crossing it, a green glass volume marks a hidden guest room that is fully equipped with an en-suite bathroom and access to the garden. the kitchen is visually connected to the study room above through a gray stained oak wall, which also forms a soothing entrance to the rooms above. the same gray continues in the living room but in a fabric wall covering for acoustics. finally, behind the rotating book wall in the living room takes shape another hidden area completely in a calming blue finish that invites inhabitants to rest and read. 

 

the upper level accommodates the sleeping areas prioritizing comfort and luxury. the master bedroom with its original roof construction is separated from the bathroom by a mirrored volume that encloses both the stairwell and shower area. the shower walls are constructed with two-way mirrors, which give a direct view opening towards the canals. meanwhile, the adjacent bathroom includes a traditional japanese bath and freestanding matching sink in wood. for this project, the design strives to create a clear yet intimate atmosphere, letting the beautiful colors and new spatial experiences do the talking.

i29 transforms derelict historic house in amsterdam into vivid dwelling

i29 transforms derelict historic house in amsterdam into vivid dwelling
niche overlooking the canal for rest and interaction

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i29 transforms derelict historic house in amsterdam into vivid dwelling
a well-lit enviroment

i29 transforms derelict historic house in amsterdam into vivid dwelling
clad in deep blue generating a soothing atmosphere

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i29 transforms derelict historic house in amsterdam into vivid dwelling
pops of green add a playfull character

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fine finishes clad the kitchen
fine finishes clad the kitchen
the dark green surfaces reveal another space
the dark green surfaces reveal another space
a hidden guest house
a hidden guest house
an intimate yet luxurious environment
an intimate yet luxurious environment
a typical canal building
a typical canal building

project info:

 

name: canal house
designer: i29

location: amsterdam

size: 115 sqm
restoration: kodde
contractor: G.K. visbeen & co.
interior builder: schneider interieurbouw
photography: ewout huibers

 

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom

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