“-Re” Adapt no. 1 – Nitpicking

I started the “-Re” House project to showcase present time issues in the way residential buildings are being constructed as well as to provide better solutions within the same constrains. However, the largest part of the existing environment was done prior to the years 2000. Due to its size, its relevance can not be ignored. […]

“-Re” House no. 25 – Even Small Spaces Need Love

For a while I lived in a 25m² studio. Two people. Nowhere to hide. Sometimes you literally just want to kill each other. Obviously we didn’t! :D So, a 37m² is totally doable as a two persons apartment. Original layout: •  Completed: 2011 Surface: 37m² • For the love of all, unless it is a fancy […]

“-Re” House no. 24 – Adapting Existing

City centers are filled with old narrow beautiful buildings. Sometimes though they are beyond saving. So then something new takes its place. This apartment is part of an insertion on a narrow plot bordering another building on one side and a somewhat claustrophobic path on the other. It is a one bedroom apartment with a […]

“-Re” House no. 23 – Understanding Space

This is the “original” Hamster Box, the first apartment I used to explain the “fake loggias”. These are fake balconies made from creating a glass enclosure behind a facade. I added my five cents on the matter here. Original layout: •  Completed: 2001 Surface: 126m² External storage: 9m² • The layout of this apartment is limited by […]

Architecture is about and for the people

This is something I have been wanting to write for some time and the collaboration with ImpactCity – The Hague Innovators served as a catalyst. I don’t believe in just taking things as they are. We are the ones that create our own worlds through the choices we make on a daily basis. And so, accepting […]

“-Re” House no. 22 – Once Again, It’s the Little Things…

Sometimes, there is no other way. Sometimes, the layout just plays with your nerves. So then, it gets down to the fine details to help with the proper functioning of a residence. Original layout: •  Completed: 2004 Surface: 110m² Loggia: 5m² External storage: 6m² • I have to admit that the load-bearring wall that cuts this […]

“-Re” House no. 21 – It’s the little things

Rethinking and reorganizing a home does not always have to imply changing everything. Sometimes is the little things, a few small changes that make all the difference. Original layout: •  Completed: 2010 Surface: 70m² Loggia: 9m² External storage: 5m² • This is actually a not so small apartment. At 70m², it has plenty of space to […]