A Black Timber Tiny Home Brings Attitude to Amsterdam

A Black Timber Tiny Home Brings Attitude to Amsterdam

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By Laura Mauk / Photos by Tim Van de Velde
Clad in wax-covered pine, this 645-square-foot dwelling is striking on the outside and endlessly charming on the inside.

When Marjon Helder and Martin Blankendaal commissioned Chris Collaris to redesign an old, decaying brick home on the waterfront in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the architect decided that starting from scratch—building a new, sustainable home of steel and wax-preserved pine—made more sense than a renovation. "The house was very old and could not be saved," Collaris says. "[Starting over] gave us aesthetic freedom."

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