Do It Yourself!

Final layout of the high-rise section, with apartments and layouts chosen by the owners (per storey). Our office FRANTZEN et al architects did not design all the interiors but we coached all the owners in their process of designing their homes themselves. Some used interior architects, some used nothing more than drawing paper and a pencil. When all the designs were conceived, our office converted them into working drawings so all plumbing and electricity could be installed already in the hollow floors during the construction phase by the general contractor. After completion of the casco building the owners could start building their own interiors with their private contractors or even by themselves.


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Ground Floor Commercial space

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Level 1 Commercial space

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Apartment 20ABC, floorplan by owner together with FRANTZEN et al, finishings by owner

The kitchen is positioned as an enclosed core in the the centre of the appartement, dividing the space into a large living room at the southside and a study and guestroom on the northside.

Apartment 19AB_16B, design by FRANTZEN et al together with the owner

The 18m wide glass facade can be felt throughout the entire apartment offering a majestic view on the old city centre of Amsterdam.

The loggia balconies on the south side of the building are 2 to 2,4m wide offering the possibility of using it as a real extension to the interior. Several owners have installed bathtubs on the balconies. Due to the extra slide away single glass sheet windscreens the climate on these loggia balconies is always more moderate than outside conditions.

Apartment 16B Part of 19AB

An open floorplan on the top floor of the building is combined with cellular sleeping rooms for the two children and a guest room.

Apartment 18ABC

Level 6

Apartment 17ABC

Apartment 16A

Apartment 15ABC

Level 5

Apartment 14ABC

Apartment 13AB, design by owner

The interior is build up around antique Moroccan doors bought in Spain by the owner. The hexagonal rooms feel like caves in which the more private functions take place.

Apartment 12C-12B-12A

Level 4

Apartment 11ABC

Apartment 10AB

Apartment 9ABC, design by owner

An open floorplan apartment for a family with to teenage daughters. The structural wooden wall of the west facade is present in the complete space.

Level 3

Apartment 8C

Apartment 8AB

Apartment 7B

Apartment 7A

Apartment 6AB-6C, floorplan by FRANTZEN et al, finishings by owner

A lofty open kitchen and living room in combination with cellular bedrooms for the parents and two small children. A separate small apartment is used by the grandmother and can only be reached trough the communal corridor.

Level 2

Apartment 5C

Apartment 5AB, design by owner

An completely open floorplan apartment with a minimum of walls to maximise the loft feel and to minimalise construction costs.

Apartment 4AB

Apartment 3AB

Apartment 3C

Terraced Houses Christoffelkruidstraat

Terraced houses 21 to 29

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Level 1 Commercial space

Level 1

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Ground Floor Commercial space

Ground floor

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