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Extension of a state monument


Extension of a state monument

Located on the most picturesque street of Amsterdam Noord, this state monument was extended to create more private and communal space for family members.


To contrast the wooden façade of the original structure, the main materials employed in  the extension are glass and steel. Lowered into the ground ever so slightly, you can now overlook the sloping garden while standing in a kitchen area surrounded by grand windows.


A bespoke staircase links the two structures. Doubling as a bookcase, it also provides extra storage. The children’s rooms are located above the kitchen area, allowing for a larger and more private master bedroom in the original space.


In collaboration with Niels Tilanus.

Client Private
Location Amsterdam
Square meters 160 m²
Year 2015
Status In Use
Photography Mathieu van Ek
Team Niels Tilanus
Renée Appelo
About the Studio

Studio Appelo is an Amsterdam-based studio for architecture, landscape and interior. Our designs gently guide users through all kinds of environments. We value the given context and create space, rather than delineating it. Working closely with our clients, manufacturers and suppliers, we design for innovation, intimacy and interaction.

Our team’s experience extends beyond the sphere of architecture. Studio Appelo is an associate partner of QuA and a creative advisor and honorary member of TQ. Renee Appelo is also affiliated with the Architecture and Heritage department of the Technical University Delft


Studio Appelo

Delistraat 44hs
1019 CX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 6 149 727 04


Renée Appelo
Lars Goossens
Paul van Ginkel  
Kevin Goh 

Arif Kornweitz (website)


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Freelodge B.V.
Interior Consult
Jong Geleerd
Lensvelt Contract B.V.
fam. van Driem
fam. Loijmans-Hene
Obey Clothing
Tel Makelaars
The Next Web B.V.
Trivium Lindenhof
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