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 remodeled 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 remain with a bit of privacy. It also combines the kitchen, living room, dining room, play area for children, and the workspace into one.
Storage is of the essence when designing for a family with two young children, therefore as a result, furniture pieces were created under the staircases 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.