Interieur Zes

The beam, the balcony and the stairs

a large beam divides the space
a large beam divides the space

Interieur Zes

The beam, the balcony and the stairs

Johannes en Lizzy obtained a part of an old elementary school which they wanted to make into their new home. The existing sequence of spaces, with a lower corridor for the entrance hall, a classroom with high ceiling followed by an attic with pitched roof upstairs is the starting point for our narrative. We introduce a large beam that spans the total width of the former classroom to specify areas for the dining area, the lounge, the kitchen and ante rooms. From the hall, a stairs in three stages moves upward to the sleeping quarters. A balcony halfway up the stairs gives a peak into the living room, before moving upstairs. By using these spatial elements the quality of the heights of the rooms is kept and the rooms are turned into a home.

a balcony over the kitchen
a balcony over the kitchen
a yellow podium offers a nice contrast with the floor of hot rolled steel
a yellow podium offers a nice contrast with the floor of hot rolled steel
we kept some original details from the school
we kept some original details from the school

Background stories

colour study
colour study
living area with kitchen
living area with kitchen
mezzanine
mezzanine
bedrooms on the upper floor
bedrooms on the upper floor
section
section

Colophon

 

Location: The Hague

Client: private

Year: 2014 - now

Status: ongoing

Program: family home

 

Photography: Johannes van Assem

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About Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk

The office was founded in 2010 in Rotterdam. We design narrative architecture that tells the story of the assignment at hand. A story with different layers: that of the context, a response to building tradition, the wishes of our client, sustainable applications and technical opportunities. The architecture surprises with imagination. Our work reaches from transformations to public spaces like a Performative Space in Eindhoven, and from building a multi-family house in Amsterdam to researching our practice and writing stories about it.

Partners: Elsbeth Ronner, Lilith van Assem 

Employees: Madeleine Mans (2016 - 2018), Jimmy Stegeman (2016), Dirk Gonzáles Veugelers (2016), André Cramer (2014), Clémence Boru (2013), Anne de Ruyter (2012)

Everything on this website is licenced under Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Design: De Ronners

Development: Martijn van Bachum

Contact:

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3025 HD Rotterdam

Elsbeth Ronner: +31 6 14887206
Lilith van Assem: +31 6 42026011

mail@lilithronnervanhooijdonk.nl

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