Residential projects that create a unique way of living.

A selection of residential projects designed by Standard Studio.

They range from a tiny 17m2 student home in Rotterdam to a 350m2 luxury apartment in Amsterdam and from an old 1950s school building to a 1930s industrial warehouse transformed into a luxury loft.

The blank canvas as a starting point.

Every residential project is approached as a completely blank canvas. This means that we strip out all the unnecessary items until we reach the core and shell. This way we start with the original structure, as pure as possible. With a pure form as starting point, we begin to fill the floorplan with the spaces requested by the client. In residential projects, the interior spaces will be 'shared' or 'public', like a living room or a kitchen. Or a space is 'private' or 'individual' like a bedroom. Usually, we start with the most important spaces: the kitchen and living room which serve as the 'social heart' of the house. The other spaces are placed around the social hearth either in direct connection or with an 'in-between space' that acts as a transition between the 'public' social space and the 'private' individual space.

Using different scenario's to find the best suitable layout.

To get to the best possible solution for a residential project we always make several 'scenarios'. The scenarios are sketches that represent different configurations of the spaces mentioned before. By doing this we open up boxes with ideas that have an outcome you would usually not think about. The results are mostly very interesting because they follow the organizational hierarchy of public and private space but in a configuration that is unique and exciting. The outcome of different scenarios are unexpected and do not follow the usual way of configurating areas.

These residential projects create a unique way of living.


a selection of our residential projects over the years.

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