The Art Collector

Building a home for a collector and artist

This space was part of the gymnasium of a former monastery located in the historical heart of Amsterdam. (The other part of this bulding is seen above). Situated in a very small street it is a real treat to enter this big living space. This home and atelier was made for a collector of indigenous art. The owner bought the 4 manhouse columns himself in Papoua-New Guinea years ago. We found a specialist to drill long holes so we could put steel support beams in the center. Now they look like they support the 1st floor. Facades were taken out for natural light and the home is finished with natural materials like oak and steel.