NDSM is a former yard offering cheap studios for artists. With its rugged, industrial look and oodles of open space, the NDSM loods feels worlds away from the historical hodgepodge of Amsterdam’s city center. Together, all units in the NDSM yard feel like a city on their own: 'Kunststad' (or in English: Art City).
We saved on building costs by
re-using materials from another project.
APTO designed a unit containing four work places. It was essential to build cost efficiently in order to be able to keep rents for the artists low. By recycling old material from the S.A.D.C. office interior to create the facades, a cost efficient design was ensured. With the studio located on a main corridor in the yard, APTO has designed a representative facade.