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