i29’s Living In A Garage Transforms The Spatial Sense


Space is rare in Amsterdam. So when you can buy a lofty 230m2 garage in one of the loveliest neighborhoods, you grab that chance.

The only thing with a garage is: it’s dark. So the owners asked us to bring in the light. We also added a dash of nature. Natural light comes in through the roof windows. We kept colors and materials light and simple: stark white walls contrast well with rough oak surfaces, black surfaces, and the grey cast floor. The custom-designed kitchen has a large wooden sliding door to cover integrated storage. In front of it, we build a contrasting black cooking island.


Built-in cabinets and the fireplace are made of the same contrasting materials to create unity. Wooden walls from top to bottom with built indoors form the entrance to the more private areas like bedrooms and bathrooms. For even more natural light, we created a patio between the living room and the master bedroom. To connect the inside with the outside, even more, we designed a hand-knotted carpet with a natural mossy pattern. And yes, that green sofa adds to the outdoor-indoor feeling too.







Photography by Ewout Huibers with courtesy of i29


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