Three Apartments

Leliegracht 44
Borek Sipek, Pavel Rek
Sipek Associates Amsterdam
Hans Kamminga
Antonissen Aannemersbedrijf
Tram 6, 13, 17, 21, bus 170, 172, stop Dam
Bron: Marlies Buurman, Maarten Kloos (red.), Amsterdam Architecture 2000-2002, Amsterdam 2003, p.48-49.

Three apartments in seventeenth-century canal frontage

The integration of new-build in a seventeenth-century canal frontage is a unique task. In this case, the new building houses three apartments situated one above the other, each of which has its own entrance on the canal.

The first dwelling is accessed via a garage space, and is oriented towards the garden side, with the living spaces on the ground floor and the bedroom in the basement. The other two dwellings also have their own stairwell, on either side of the garage. The second apartment, on the first and second floors, has a terrace on the garden side. The third apartment is situated on the third and fourth floors, above which is a roof terrace. The fenestration on the side of the canal betrays the layout of the building. Behind the small windows are bedrooms, behind the tall glazed front in the middle are two living rooms. (ARCAM/Bu)