Maisonnettes Prof Tulpstraat


 
Professor Tulpstraat 5-15
Sarphatibuurt
Amsterdam
Willem van Gils
CASA Architecten
Delta Lloyd Vastgoed
Heddes Bouw
Tram 6, 7, 10, halte Weesperplein
2004
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Renovated 19th-century dwellings

The two properties, both built around 1870, had been nominated for demolition but it was eventually decided to renovate them. Each of them now contains four maisonettes, two on each side of the staircase that forms the central axis.

The staircase to the upper maisonettes extends to the rear facade, where a rooflight admits daylight. To save space, each maisonette’s internal staircase is situated above or below the common staircase. The attractively tall space of the attics is allocated to the living rooms of the upper maisonettes. As well as facing walls and suspended ceilings, the design uses floating floors of the ‘box within a box’ type. These measures improve the sound insulation. The boxrooms are located in the basement and are reachable directly from the street. (OGA)