In the space of The Art Collector, architecture follows art - RenovationOnWeb
The Art Collector's space was once part of the gymnasium and a former monastery located in the historic heart of Amsterdam. Today it houses its new owner's collection of indigenous art
Located on a very small street it is a real treat to enter this large living space. The Art Collector is a home-atelier built by Dutch architecture firm Robbert de Goede for a collector of indigenous art
The owner himself purchased in Papoua-New Guinea years ago the 4 columns that now grace the main space.
The architectural firm contacted a specialist to drill holes in the structure to insert steel support beams and now the columns appear to be supporting the 1st floor
The facades were designed to allow for a large influx of natural light and the house was finished with natural materials such as oak and steel. The trusses, on the other hand, were an element of the original building and have been maintained, which led to the choice of finishing even the frames of the large openings in steel
Many of the architectural and aesthetic choices made by the studio are directly related to the art collection on display, so much so that in the space of The Art Collector the architecture is influenced by the works of art it houses