Ruysdaelstraat 34-38

2016 - present

  • residential
  • area:
    1071m2

    status:
    design development

    client:
    private

    team:
    Allard Architecture

    Amsterdam / Netherlands

    This property in central Amsterdam will be renovated and the spaces re-planned, turning it into a series of apartments targeted at the elderly. These apartments will be designed around a central courtyard that will allow for natural daylight to penetrate. This entry of light will be further aided by volumes above each apartment that are wrapped in glazing and are operable for ventilation. All the roofs of the apartments will also be covered in vegetation.

    The apartments must have a focus on elderly living, needing to be easily accessible and thus zero-step. The central courtyard will also make for a peaceful respite from the surrounding busy inner-city environment with the planting of a magnolia tree in the middle. It is envisioned that the magnolia tree and the central courtyard will be partially visible from the street, giving a hint of this small secret garden situated in the middle of a busy city block.

    allard architecture • Ruysdaelstraat 34-38 • View of Internal Garden
    The central courtyard shared between the garden units, creating a tranquil space with the planting of a magnolia tree
    allard architecture • Ruysdaelstraat 34-38 • View from Street
    Street view highlighting how the magnolia tree in the central courtyad will be partially visible from the street