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HofmanDujardin Office Villa Amsterdam

New Architecture Development in Holland – design by HofmanDujardin, NL

28 June 2019

HofmanDujardin Office Villa in Amsterdam

Architects: HofmanDujardin

Location: Verrijn Stuartweg 34, Diemen, Amsterdam, Netherlands

HofmanDujardin transforms warehouse into lively Office Villa

HofmanDujardin Office Villa Amsterdam

Rapidly expanding architecture practice HofmanDujardin needed a new Amsterdam home that reflected its unique design philosophy, Shaping Intuition®.

HofmanDujardin Office Villa Amsterdam

So the team conducted a collaborative ‘in-house’ design project to create the HofmanDujardin Office Villa inside an old warehouse. The space is already energising the team, inspiring visitors and proving that an office can be much more than just a place to work.

HofmanDujardin Office Villa Amsterdam

Form and function
HofmanDujardin needed more space for its growing team and the new headquarters also had to foster a lively environment for creative work and social activities. Because an architecture firm’s office is also its shop window, it had to demonstrate the team’s creative skills and technical capabilities.

HofmanDujardin Office Villa Amsterdam

Most importantly of all, however, it had to follow HofmanDujardin’s guiding concept for all projects – Shaping Intuition®. This is a personal approach to architecture, developed over the firm’s 20-year career, which focuses on the well-being of people in their environments.

HofmanDujardin Office Villa Amsterdam

Universal space
The HofmanDujardin team first closely analysed how they work and socialise, and what spaces would delight and inspire them. Co-founder Michiel Hofman said: “Rather than designing an office, we wanted to create a place where we feel at home and we like to be. As well as work-related activities, we use our office for presentations, drinks, meetings or just to relax. It’s a universal space.”

HofmanDujardin Office Villa Amsterdam

“We also needed this to be a transparent space, shaped by our core values of quality, clarity, personality and inspiration. It had to find a balance in spaciousness, groundedness, expression and connection, which we believe are essential to fulfill the intuitive needs of human beings in their surroundings,” he said.

HofmanDujardin Office Villa Amsterdam

Hidden qualities
In Diemen, in the south east of Amsterdam, Michiel and co-founder Barbara Dujardin found an existing 1960s warehouse which held hidden qualities behind its closed façade. They stripped it completely, revealing the raw essence of the structure: a consistent grid of slender, steel columns carrying an original period timber roof hidden behind a stucco ceiling. Based on this grid, the team designed completely new façades with large sliding glass doors connecting the interior to a terrace and a garden, designed by the acclaimed and award-winning Piet Oudolf.

HofmanDujardin Offices Amsterdam interior design

Barbara said the new office “offers many hidden qualities we were looking for: a large, open, ground-floor space with close connections to nature and water, and skylights that offer views and provide natural daylight throughout the heart of the building”.

HofmanDujardin Offices Amsterdam building exterior

Connected places
This ‘heart’ is comprised of four team work tables, bordered by three closed facility rooms which define distinct spaces within the open plan. At the southern end of the HofmanDujardin Office Villa, a cosy, wood-burning fireplace draws employees and clients alike to get warm and mull over plans and designs. Next to it, a large table and a homey lounge overlook the terrace and the adjacent canal. Two over-sized kitchen islands serve the extended lunch table and double as a place for breakouts, drinks or dinner. These zones – semi-separated from the team tables – offer possibilities for informal meetings and relaxation.

HofmanDujardin Offices Amsterdam building

A sequence of five rooms along the east façade are used for more formal meetings, brainstorming sessions, concentration zones and model making. While pin-up walls divide these rooms from each other, staff and visitors are always conscious of the liveable transparency of the Office Villa. All places are connected yet each has its own character. This is at the heart of the Shaping Intuition® philosophy.

HofmanDujardin Offices Amsterdam exterior

Inspiring team and visitors
Furnishing, materials and lighting are the essential elements that form each space’s character. On the continuous concrete floor, colorful textured rugs combine with loose furniture and carefully selected lighting to create a diversity of atmospheres. Expressive paintings, sculptures, plants and magnetic boards for design work help the building come to life and inspire the team and clients. This life and inspiration also extend beyond the Office Villa’s walls, as the space acts as a beacon of creativity in this up and coming district.

HofmanDujardin Offices Amsterdam interior design

HofmanDujardin Offices Amsterdam – Building Information

Design: HofmanDujardin
Client: HofmanDujardin
Team: Barbara Dujardin, Michiel Hofman, Fabian van den Bosch, Maik Peters, Jiangxi Fei, Kiwa
van Riel, Wim Caspers, Daphne van Berkel
Location: Verrijn Stuartweg 34, Diemen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Area: 850m²
Period: 2017-2019

HofmanDujardin Offices Amsterdam interior design

Project management: Stone Projectmanagement
Contractor: Bot Bouw
Window frames: Metaglas
Installations climate: Van Wijk Installaties
Installations electrical: Mega Elektra
Kitchen: ArcLinea

HofmanDujardin Offices Amsterdam interior design

Fixed furniture: Gielissen and Cosentino
Glazed system walls: Maars
Lighting: Modular, Foscarini
Furniture: Arco, HAY, Arper, Vitra, Ahrend, Thovip
Fabrics and curtains: Kvadrat
Garden Design: Piet Oudolf
Garden: FloraNova
Terrace: Paape
Brick Façade: Denis
Sun screens: Verosol, M+N
Bloomframe® installation: Kawneer France and Schipper Kozijnen
Concrete floor: Loos Betonvloeren
Carpets: EGE, Femhome and De Kruijff
Tiles: Mosa
Fixtures: Post & Eger
Chimney: Warmtestore
Painting: Dirk van Sermond
Audiovisual installations: Avex

HofmanDujardin Offices Amsterdam plan

HofmanDujardin Offices Amsterdam plan layout

About HofmanDujardin
HofmanDujardin was founded by the architects Barbara Dujardin and Michiel Hofman in 1999. The international team of architects, interior architects and designers works on a variety of architecture and interior projects and products. Their design philosophy Shaping Intuition® is the guiding concept for all projects: a personal approach to architecture which focuses on the well-being of people in their environment. Please visit HofmanDujardin.nl for more information.

Contact – for more information about the HofmanDujardin Office Villa: +31 (0)20 528 64 20

Photography: Matthijs van Roon
Drawings: HofmanDujardin

HofmanDujardin Office Villa Amsterdam images / information received 250619

HofmanDujardin Architects

Location: Verrijn Stuartweg 34, Diemen, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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