Doepel Strijkers Architects



The project

Doepel Strijkers Architects has coverted a large utilitarian space in a narrow street in the north of Rotterdam that was formerly used as a garage for ambulances into a comfortable and light three-bedroom house. The result is an intriguing, almost ‘Venetian’ contrast: a continuous façade along a narrow city street and a rear that opens onto an unexpected hortus conclusus.



Behind a closed facade in a narrow city street is a house full of light. The back opens up to a surprising hortus conclusus. Doepel Strijks Architects converted an old ambulance garage into a unique living room. A striking element is the double-walled box of polycarbonate hanging above the kitchen. It contains the bedrooms and bathroom.


— The result is an intriguing, almost ‘Venetian’ contrast.

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