Location: IJplein, Amsterdam
Defacto created a redesign for this former social housing unit. With little room to waste, the renovation required an efficient floor-plan to make use of every square foot available. The apartment, located just north of the Amsterdam Central Station, across the lake ‘IJ’, was in need of storage space. To maintain openness and lightness, well-proportioned cupboards and wardrobes were designed. The wooden floor and scars from old walls give the apartment an industrial flair that fits in with the character of the neighbourhood, which used to be the site of some famous Dutch shipyards.