A Staircase With A Built-In Bookshelf For This Home In Amsterdam

The Overtoom Staircase By Marc Koehler Architects

Marc Koehler Architects designed a staircase with a built-in bookshelf for a home in Amsterdam.

The Overtoom Staircase By Marc Koehler Architects

The architect’s description

The staircase is a multifunctional design for a house in Amsterdam. The clients wish to connect two floors without loosing the book-storing capability of the cupboard which currently occupies the space. By treating a staircase as a furniture element, a flexible object is created, redefining the role of the staircase in the house.

The Overtoom Staircase By Marc Koehler Architects

Several material and structural variants have been developed to fulfill the client’s wishes. In the end wood was chosen as the primary material, due to the extraordinary short construction time requested by the client.

The Overtoom Staircase By Marc Koehler Architects

Design: Marc Koehler Architects
Design Team: Marc Koehler, Carlos Franco, Bart Papiela, Maciej Jagielak, Waijtek Gajewski, Martijn de Geus
Construction: Made-up interior works
Photography: Marcel van der Burg

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