The historic octagonal building was previously part of Amsterdam’s water management system and was used as a pressure vessel to prevent overpressure on the pumping stations.

Studio Name: Studio VW
Design Team: Laurens van Wieringen
Area: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Year: 2012
Location: Watertorenplein 8-C, Amsterdam

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According to tradition, there was a gigantic copper boiler inside that relieved this excess pressure. Now this copper boiler has made way to turn this typical house into a hotel and three floors have been installed, each with its own comfort.

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The groundfloor is kitchen and dining room, the first floor is living room and the second floor is bedroom and bathroom. The entire house is furnished with Dutch Design throughout the ages. A deliberate mis-match between old industrial design by Friso Kramer and contemporary design by Floris Hovers, Laurens van Wierngen.

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Full list of represented brands: Auping, Montis, De Ploeg, Forbo, Vescom, Moooi, Gispen, Ahrend, De Vorm, Droog Design, Floris Hovers, Frozen Fountain, NL Architects, studio Job, Friso Kramer.

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