In the city centre of Amsterdam a hidden loft is built in an old canal house with workshop. The canal house was built in the beginning of the 17th century. From the street the only part visible is big double garage door that marks the entrance. The loft is entered through the garage where is space for an old classic car and bikes. Adjacent to the entrance you come in at the sitting pit carried out with a home cinema.
The loft is built in a former courtyard without any windows providing day light. Central in the lay-out Standard Studio designed a patio in the middle of the space bringing in the day light and adding some outdoor space. All spaces like, bedrooms, bathroom, walk in closet and kitchen are situated around the patio. The patio is used to organize all the differnt functions which still allows the space to feel very open.
To add more natural day light six extra big roof lights are created to provide a lot of light to the spaces around the courtyard. Even though the loft is in the middle of a residential courtyard there is a lot of privacy because no direct visible connection is made through the surrounding buildings. The end result is a bright and vibrant open floorplan that suits the life style of the inhabitants. Open but private.
The main eyecatcher is the kitchen and the enourmous dining table, both made by Eginstill.