Standard Studio made a conversion of an old school building into a new apartment located in Elisabeth Wolffstraat, Amsterdam. The school building is called ‘Ons Dorp‘ and it was converted into different apartments. This particular one was designed for a family of four. The teacher’s room got remodelled into the bedrooms and the classroom into the living space.
Because of the high ceilings, the mezzanine was added, on which the whole family can be together but still remain with a bit of privacy. It also combines kitchen, living room, dining room, play area for children and the work space into one.
Storage is of essence when designing for a family with two young children, therefore as a result, furniture pieces were created under the stair cases that not only allowed for the children to put their toys, but also as a play and sitting area.
Concrete floors and steel staircases kept the characteristics of the school but when combined with plywood, it resulted in a bright and warm interior.