From cheese-store to live-and-work-homes
A simple store in Beverwijk surrounded on three sides by buildings. Only through the façade daylight entered through a small window and front door. That building had to be transformed into a flexible living-working home. The front house was maintained and renovated. At the rear, a timber-framed rear house was added, including a roof terrace. Between the front and back house a light court was realized so that not only light but also air enters.
Thanks to a very efficient plan and the self-activity of the client, it was possible to realize a very special living-working house in the heart of Beverwijk for a relatively modest budget. In addition to the development of the plan and the environmental permit application, the client was also advised on the realisation under its own management.
Hobbesteeg 4, 1941 CB, Beverwijk
Tineke Hopman, Flex and Connect
Van Hoek Spuybroek Architecten*
Construction: Quinten Wildeboer
Plan elaboration, environmental permit application and advice on the realization under the client's own management.
*) Erwin Spuybroek, director of Bim&Beyond, has carried out the work for this project as an independent entrepreneur.