On a very small site backing up against a tall blank wall but we were able to produce two well scaled apartments arranged as duplexes with the living room above the bedrooms. The building was made with standard Dutch components of natural white insulating stucco and timber windows, so that it was economical in cost and at ease with the white painted 18th century classical buildings around it.
Windows in the top floor apartment provide a panoramic view of Groningen and arranged as a gold crown that rhymes with the openwork gilt church spire behind the building.
At street level the entrance lobby is arranged as a domestic room with windows onto the street and a traditional 17th century Dutch cabinet for household storage.
An urban infill project in the historic town centre of Groningen.