An extension in a late 19th-century house in Amsterdam
During our initial conversations, the client recalled the aesthetics of his mid-century childhood home on a lake near Seattle. To create a similarly serene atmosphere, the decision came naturally to clad both the inside and the outside with wood. We proposed an intimate ‘indoor tree-house’ space that would be conducive to both relaxation and concentration. The house extension plays with the boundaries between the garden and the house, but also between the existing interior and the new part. It features transitions from outside to inside, from open to intimate, from relaxation to focus.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ivo Jelinek, IJarchitecture