view from the mezzanine onto the new stairs and kitchen in the basement

view from the mezzanine onto the new stairs and kitchen in the basement

  the new stairs connecting the kitchen and dining room

the new stairs connecting the kitchen and dining room

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  the classic front of the house hardly reveals the modern feel at the back of the house, making it a surprise for visitors

the classic front of the house hardly reveals the modern feel at the back of the house, making it a surprise for visitors

 
  Through the years some of the traditional elements got lost. Thankfully a neighbouring house still had the classical ornaments to be copied by a restoration artist. Expensive but certainly worth the effort! 

Through the years some of the traditional elements got lost. Thankfully a neighbouring house still had the classical ornaments to be copied by a restoration artist. Expensive but certainly worth the effort! 

  By sacrificing a part of the mezzanine and making a large opening in the dividing wall the kitchen in the basement became part of the living area. Large stairs completed the intervention.

By sacrificing a part of the mezzanine and making a large opening in the dividing wall the kitchen in the basement became part of the living area. Large stairs completed the intervention.

 the family's youngest practicing the use of the stairs

the family's youngest practicing the use of the stairs

 
 the relatively small bathroom is organised in such a way that all functions profit form the daylight entering through the large windows above the bathtub

the relatively small bathroom is organised in such a way that all functions profit form the daylight entering through the large windows above the bathtub

  the large attic has a play area for the kids with roof lights for natural lighting. The structure of the roof is left visible.

the large attic has a play area for the kids with roof lights for natural lighting. The structure of the roof is left visible.

  basement plan

basement plan

  ground floor plan

ground floor plan

  first floor plan

first floor plan

  second floor plan

second floor plan

  impression of the design

impression of the design

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Personal-Architecture-three levels connected-Rotterdam.jpg
 

client
Daan en Thao

address
Graaf Florisstraat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

completed
2017

contractor
3c Aannemersbedrijf, The Hague

advisors
Constructie adviesbureau Booms

role P·A
architect & interior architect

project photos
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