Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam

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Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam

New Zeeburgereiland Accommodation Development in Holland – design by GG-loop

8 May 2019

Freebooter Apartments

Architects: GG-loop

Location: Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Francisco Nogueira

Ever wondered what design from the perspective of a home-owner looks like? This month, two new owners will take the keys to their very own Freebooter Apartments; two residences on Amsterdam’s Zeeburgereiland, created with biophilic living in mind.

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
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Designed and developed by Amsterdam-based studio GG-loop, the project is an expression of the studio’s signature and philosophy of responding to the design brief with the experience and wellbeing of the end-user continuously in mind.

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Francisco Nogueira

“We are part of nature in a deep and fundamental way, but in our modern lives we’ve lost that connection. Our studio envisions home and city design that respects both inhabitants and the environment, reconnecting both in the process,” says Giacomo Garziano, architect, designer and founder of GG-loop.

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Michael Sieber

“Freebooter is a response to that; as I see biophilic design as the key to truly innovative design, balancing the technical aspects of environmentally conscious construction with the qualitative, lived-in experience of an organic and natural space” Garziano says.

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Francisco Nogueira

Among other features in these homes, Garziano studied the movement of the sun year-round to create the parametric shape and positioning of the building’s louvers, allowing optimal sunlight to flood the apartment while at the same time maintaining the necessary privacy of the inhabitants.

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Francisco Nogueira

The floorplan, flow of spaces and organic lines were also created with careful consideration to daily use and the typical tasks of dwellers – in short, so the home is a healthy and productive habitat for rest and living.

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Michael Sieber

“The spaces are very fluid and organic, and ‘unfold’ as you move through the home,” Garziano says.

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Michael Sieber

GG-loop’s design aesthetic is extravagant without being invasive, visionary and futuristic while paying attention to local cultures, customs and sensibilities. Construction of the key internal elements required strong craftsmanship and timberwork, as well as solid structural expertise.

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Maritime design was the main source of Freebooter’s aesthetic and was also a source of technical inspiration. The development’s construction was entirely prefabricated down to the last detail, with western red cedar, pine and steel the key materials used throughout each apartment – references to the materials used in ship-building.

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photo © Juliana Gomez

Freebooter also takes its cue from Dutch maritime history, and in particular to ‘Freebooters,’ historical figures who assembled freelance sailing teams to take to the high seas in search of adventure and new lands. Freebooter’s design was inspired by their courageous spirit, as it explores new realms of design.

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Michael Sieber

“The Dutch have always been pioneers and innovators, and have an incredible drive to go for it. So too did the team that built these homes,” says Garziano. ‘

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Francisco Nogueira

GG-loop was the technical and creative lead on the Freebooter project, the first interior and exterior residential project designed completely by the studio in the Netherlands.

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photos © Francisco Nogueira

Freebooter Apartments, Amsterdam – Building Information

Design: GG-loop

Masterpiece residential complex effortlessly harmonises form and function
A celebration of craftsmanship in contemporary design, this bespoke two-apartment block harmonises form and function across a meticulously crafted layout. Boasting a parametric louvered facade which is a focal point for the neighbourhood, this block opens into a compact interior layout revealing combinations of window features, timber interiors and layered finishes. The picturesque Zeeburgereiland is the perfect backdrop for family living and entertaining, with open-planned organic curves walking through to comfortable living spaces, fostering a sense of wellbeing and connection to nature.

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Michael Sieber

Key facts:
· living, dining and casual spaces provide flexibility
· surround-balcony brings the outdoors inside
· central feature kitchen with seamless living room views
· 2 flexible bedrooms for easy family living
· study/reading area, cellar/storage, double bathroom and separate toilet
· set in a tranquil new-build area, with easy (public transport) access to central Amsterdam
· Build time: three weeks for the four floors; finishing took place over 6 months.
· Energy rating: EPC=0.1

Clients:
Apartment 1 – Esther Dunning, Frank Noë
Apartment 2 – Gwendoline Gerbrands, Aure Davids

Design and build team:
Development: Johan Beijers, Giacomo Garziano
Design Team: Giacomo Garziano, Robbie Nijzen, Simone Peluso, Daniele Colombati, Jan-Willem Terlouw, Piergiorgio Angius, Luis Cascales, Krzysztof Zinger
Construction Engineering: Pieters Bouwtechniek
Installations Engineering: Mabutec
Main contractor: Kolthof BV
Timber construction: Binderholz, Ekoflin
Installations: JF Totaaltechniek
Kitchen and bathrooms: KCP Amsterdam, Peer Kolsters
Switches & systems: Jung
Floors and Walls finishing: Senso
Meshes: Carl Stahl
Furniture supplier: Plaisier Interieur

Key materials:
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
1-timber construction: 99.9 m3 | Firwood | PEFC certificate
2-exterior (facade/pavement/ceiling/louvers: 19.5 m3 | Western Red Cedar | PEFC certificate
3-window frames: 2.5 m3 | Iroko | TPAC certificate (from FSC source)

Steel: 1.72 m3

Apartment 1
· Two-storey apartment with cellar/storage
· 120 sqm in total
· 50 sqm garden
· 25 sqm outdoor space
· 8 sqm balconies
· 1 parking spot

Apartment 2
· Two-storey apartment
· 120 sqm in total
· 21 sqm terrace
· 20 sqm balconies
· 1 Parking spot

Building Dimensions
Plot Area: 161.5 sqm
Building Area: 69.5 sqm
House Length: 10m
House Width: 6.95m

Apartment 1 room dimensions
Storage: 13.3 sqm
Living/dining room: 28.0 sqm
Kitchen: 8.0 sqm
Study: 16 sqm
Second bedroom: 10 sqm
Master bedroom: 14.5 sqm
Parking spot: 13 sqm
Bathroom/toilet: 8.0 sqm
Ceiling height level 1: 2.5-2.7m
Ceiling height level 2: 2.4-2.6m

Apartment 2 room dimensions
Storage: 5 sqm
Living/dining room: 26.5 sqm
Kitchen: 7.2 sqm
Study/open space: 32.5 sqm
Second bedroom: 8.5 sqm
Master bedroom: 12.7 sqm
Parking spot: 13 sqm
Bathroom/toilet: 6.2 sqm
Ceiling height level 1: 2.5-2.7m
Ceiling height level 2: 2.6m

Freebooter Apartments in Amsterdam
photo © Francisco Nogueira

Photography © Francisco Nogueira, Juliana Gomez and Michael Sieber

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