In the Hazenstraat, a narrow street in the old Amsterdam neighbourhood of the Jordaan, a building was commissioned that consist of four shops on the ground floor, and seven flats above.
The façade of the building is placed 40 centimetres back from the street, in order both to slightly broaden the street, and to make room for more light and a greater sense of space inside.
The surface of the façade contrasts the difference between the unfinished wood elements and the smooth, painted steel lattice. This latticework forms a virtual front to the building, and affords room for bay windows and balconies behind it.
The third floor is occupied by a single penthouse, which is provided with generous skylights. This is the first instance of a house utilising a steel floor in combination with an under floor heating system.
number of flats: 5
number of shops: 2
client: J.Dijkman Ontroerend Goed B.V.