Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Client: Rescura B.V.
The Schippersgracht house is a Rijksmonument (Dutch national heritage) and former skipper house dating back to 1675, during the Dutch VOC era (Dutch Golden Age). As part of a major renovation, the entire façade was renewed and a new interior was created. In the design, light and spatial characteristics fulfil an important role. Functions such as showers, toilets, storage spaces and stairways are all situated in a large cupboard that extends over multiple floors. This allows the actual floors to remain mostly free and usable, thus ensuring a line of sight across the entire house. Use of subtle colours throughout the house ensure that characteristic interior elements are emphasized.