program: retail & apartment
design: allard architecture
structural engineer: Duyts Bouwconstructies BV
The renovation of this rijksmonument in Amsterdam will require the restoration of an old tobacco shop and house, separating the store on the ground-floor and the residence above. As a result, a new entrance and staircase are needed. Maintenance of the historical character of the building, from the structure to the finishes, is vital to the design process. Much research has gone into reproducing and repurposing many of the details in their original condition, such as colours, textures, and details.