Studio Boot

's-Hertogenbosch / Netherlands / 2013

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In the van Tuldenstraat in ' s - Hertogenbosch , a street in the shadow of a big Cinema , stands an old, run-down Opel garage. The building had been abandoned for at least 15 years before it was bought by a couple with two adolescent boys. The couple, Petra Janssen and Edwin Vollebergh, are also the owners of a multidisciplinary design studio called Studio Boot . In close collaboration with Studio Boot the former garage was transformed in a house where work en private spaces are intertwined and are in close proximity of each other. Life and work blend together in this building. A large skylight forms the centre point, giving a direct relation with the sky.
The building has a brick front with huge glass windows and three entrance doors , is nearly 21 meters wide , three stories high and only 5.5 meters deep. Behind this brick house is a steel structure placed which has a void in the middle , topped with a large skylight . A large garden is situated at the back of the building. This garden is accessible by car: large sliding doors can be opened and thus make a passage straight through the building.
The studio, located in two small brick volumes at the front side, is visible from the street. The kitchen is situated at the back of the building, adjacent to the garden. The large blue cupboard, designed by Piet Hein Eek, isolates the kitchen from the large open space in the middle of the building, making it a private and more secluded space. The middle section is formed by large open spaces on the ground and first floor, flooded with light from the large skylight. You’ll find room for work, silk-screening, meeting and exhibition, playtime, you can watch TV and there is a guest and a living area. The bedrooms situated in the brick house, are private and quiet. Here's a place of security and withdrawal from the hustle and bustle of work.
Not only the building is being reused but almost all building materials , equipment and furniture , are second hand . Thus making it a very sustainable building. The second hand materials and furniture are being combined with high end design. They form new entities. Through these interventions, a very personal house is created which fits the inhabitants way of living like a glove.


Studio Boot (Petra Janssen, Edwin Vollebergh)
HILBERINKBOSCH architecten (Geert Bosch, Annemariken Hilberink, Bas Lavrijssen)
Piet Hein Eek (design cupboard and skylight)

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    In the van Tuldenstraat in ' s - Hertogenbosch , a street in the shadow of a big Cinema , stands an old, run-down Opel garage. The building had been abandoned for at least 15 years before it was bought by a couple with two adolescent boys. The couple, Petra Janssen and Edwin Vollebergh, are also the owners of a multidisciplinary design studio called Studio Boot . In close collaboration with Studio Boot the former garage was transformed in a house where work en private spaces are intertwined and...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Corporate Headquarters / Recovery of industrial buildings
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