A BLACK ACCENT BASALT LINE STRETCHES ACROSS THE SPACE LIKE THE HORIZON,
A FEATURE THE ARCHITECT JASPAR JANSEN UTILIZED TO CONNECT THE LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN.
When an old garage lying at the core of Amsterdam is attempted to be converted into a residence by its new owner, what you have is a hidden oasis, inviting nature inside. Architect Jaspar Jansen and his team i29 have sought to create a natural effect in the remodeling project, aiming to create “a feeling that as if you were right in a forest”; in their own words. Therefore, besides strategies like access to the residence from outside by a pathway and overhead indirect lighting; touches reminiscent of algae and rocks in choices of furniture and color, have captured an abstract perception of nature.
To reinforce the feeling of forest; in the 230-square-meter residence, spaces are partitioned as little as possible, using transparent structures. This has lead to the continuity of the space, assuring a spacious environment. The predominantly white color palette has created enjoyable textures divided in places by coarse earth colors, green shades and sophisticated blacks.
Photographs: Ewout Huibers
THE KITCHEN ISLAND IS MADE OF OAK WITH A THIN, BLACK BASALT STONE COUNTERTOP. A FOSCARINI GREGG PENDANT HANGS ABOVE THE KITCHEN TABLE.
THE KITCHEN FEATURES CUSTOM CABINETRY AND A LARGE SLIDING DOOR, BOTH MADE FROM OAK, THAT PROVIDES RECESSED STORAGE SPACE. THE BLACK THEME CONTINUES WITH THE FURNITURE, INCLUDING HAY ABOUT A STOOL AND THE HAY ABOUT A CHAIR SET.
FURNITURE ADDS A DOSE OF TEXTURE AND COLOR TO THE MINIMAL SPACE. THE LIVING ROOM FEATURES A HAY MAGS MODULE SOFA, MOROSO TAKE A LINE FOR A WALK FAUTEUIL, MOROSO PHOENIX TABLE, AND FLOS GLO-BALL LAMP.
Yağmur Yıldırım /Architect