Amsterdam IJburg Office

IJburg Office Amsterdam, Dutch Commercial Property Design, Architect, Netherlands Building Project

Amsterdam IJburg Office

Dutch Commercial Architecture – design by Claus and Kaan Architecten, Holland

19 May 2008

IJburg Office

Design: Claus and Kaan Architecten

IJburg Office Building

The private accommodation of Claus and Kaan Architecten in Amsterdam is an integral part of the building construction which will form block 49A on IJburg, the new Amsterdam neighbourhood which Claus and Kaan have been involved in designing. The concrete office block is rectangular and without any frills. It is bare architecture in which the structure is integrated into the façade and in which the interior fully exposes the structure. In the façade, a regular pattern of large windows has been introduced which offer a picturesque view of the IJmeer and the Dutch cloudscapes.

The design of the office building is quite simple: it is a stack of spacious open-plan floors. One side of the building contains all the facilities including the elevator and a gentle, broad staircase which is finished off in grey like the rest of the building and where the only accent is the reflection from the stainless steel of the banister. Especially from within, the sum of these choices and measures has a strong effect on the experience of the interior.

The tangible sensation of being in an open, unusually high space without columns particularly emphasizes the extent to which our spatial or architectural expectations regarding space or interior are determined by standards and conventions. This building proves convincingly that there are other options available.

IJburg Office information from Claus and Kaan Architecten

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