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CONTENTS   4 SITES  

SILO

  TETTERODE   DE LOODS   EDELWEIS   APPENDICES   NOTES   SUB-SITES

BOOK:  DAVID CARR-SMITH  -  IMPROVISED ARCHITECTURE IN AMSTERDAM INDUSTRIAL SQUATS & COLLECTIVES

"TETTERODE" SQUAT 1981-/COLLECTIVE 1986 to--   - p6(of 18)

DACOSTAKADE: MERKELBACH APARTMENTS

 

< TETTERODE - p1:  INTRODUCTION <
< TETTERODE - p2:  PUBLIC-USE & WORK-SPACES < 
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TETTERODE - p3:  RESIDENTIAL DOMAINS <

< TETTERODE - p4:  DACOSTAKADE BUILDINGS: MERKELBACH & HARTCAMP <

< TETTERODE - p5:  DACOSTAKADE: MERKELBACH APTS - mb//mb1/mb2 <

   TETTERODE - p6:  DACOSTAKADE: MERKELBACH APTS - mb3  

> TETTERODE - p7:  DACOSTAKADE: MERKELBACH APTS - mb4 >

> TETTERODE - p8:  DACOSTAKADE: MERKELBACH APTS - mb5/mb6 >

> TETTERODE - p9:  DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APTS - hc//hc1/hc2 >  

> TETTERODE - p10:  DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APTS - hc3 >

> TETTERODE - p11:  DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APTS - hc4(1) > 

> TETTERODE - p12:  DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APTS - hc4(2) > 

> TETTERODE - p13:  DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APTS - hc5/hc6 >

> TETTERODE - p14:  BILDERDIJKSTRAAT BUILDINGS >

> TETTERODE - p15:  BILDERDIJKSTRAAT APTS - bd//bd1 >

> TETTERODE - p16:  BILDERDIJKSTRAAT APTS - bd2 >  

> TETTERODE - p17:  BILDERDIJKSTRAAT APTS - bd3 > 

> TETTERODE - p18:  BILDERDIJKSTRAAT APTS - bdN >

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MERKELBACH: HOMES & STUDIO-APTS - cont ...

On this page are shown level-3 enclave's three living-spaces: 

JAN VAN G - [recorded: 1993 & 2008]
AKKE BOTMA
- [recorded: 1993]
INA HEUVEL - [recorded: 2011]
RONALD TIENHOVEN 
- [recorded: 1993 & 2008]  

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MERKELBACH: mb-L3 ENCLAVE

MERKELBACH: PLAN - LEVEL 3 ENCLAVE [mb-L3]

(Architect-Drawing 1986 / top is EEN) 

MERKELBACH: PLAN - LEVEL 3 ENCLAVE [mb-L3]

(Plan: Mikel v Gelderen 2006 / info 2008 / top is EEN)  

L3 ENCLAVE PASSAGE

(pic 27-04-2008 / to S)

L3 ENCLAVE PASSAGE

(pic 27-04-2008 / to SSE)

L3 ENCLAVE PASSAGE

(pic 23-04-2008 / to NNW)

Four days before all the other pictures (a unique foray into a normally locked enclave!) - things move at different rates: for instance in the next pic the scaffold unit has changed sides but the cardboard box outside Ronald's door is unmoved.

L3 ENCLAVE PASSAGE

(pic 27-04-2008 / to S)

L3 ENCLAVE PASSAGE

(pic 27-04-2008 / to SSE)
Almost at the passage's N end, next to Ina's studio door, we look south down the length - past Ronald T's left and right in-progress apt, past the projection of Jan's apt - to the enclave's entry door.

 

L3 ENCLAVE FIRE ESCAPE PASSAGE

(pic 27-04-2008 / to WWS)
I
n 2008 the enclave passage's progress north terminates at the south wall (and entry door) of Akke B's living-space. Here it sends a narrow branch to the left (west) and becomes a fire-escape passage between Ronald's and Akke's apts. Before the present rearrangement of the apts this passage separated the two parts of Ronald's: his studio and his living-space.

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JAN VAN G STUDIO (1990 --) [mb-L3 / E-side S-end]  /  LIVING-SPACE 2: APT (200# -) [mb-L3 / E-side S-half]  [recorded 1993 / 2008] 

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JAN STUDIO (in 1993)

At this time Jan lived outside Tetterode.

JAN STUDIO
(pic 8-93 / to SW)

JAN STUDIO FROM KITCHEN
(pic 8-93 / to NE)

 

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JAN APT (in 2008)    ... in process

This in-process family apartment was recorded during a phase of smaller scale fitting and clarifying after radical planning and completion of certain large construction works. In the midst of this partially completed apartment there are isolated finished structures and arrangements that demonstrate Jan's formal idealism: the exquisite south-end store-unit, the mezzanine steelwork, the spatial plan, even the precise improvisatory conjoining of the 'saucepan-tables'. However this degree of clarity-distillation can never include and facilitate all domestic needs/activities/potentials; indeed some is designed to hide them. Visible here are the opening moves of a game of finding and completing forms that monumentalise the order of spaces, and are simultaneously arrangements that serve (and inevitably average) the needs of the inhabitants. At present these include items brought in from some previous domesticity: tall wooden cupboards group with a new steel mezzanine-leg to divide apt-entry / kitchen / sitting; the need for a larger kitchen table has subtly mated two disparate tables. The moving adapting game of use and the need for resolved finished forms of beauty are sometimes parallel, sometimes accordant, and sometimes oppositional - the ongoing realisation of this apartment involves and provokes this extending drama.

JAN APT: APT ENTRY DOOR - EXTERIOR IN ENCLAVE PASSAGE
(pic 27-04-2008 / to EEN)

JAN APT: APT ENTRY DOOR & PASSAGE - VIEW FROM LIVING-SPACE
(pic 27-04-2008 / to SW)

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE VIEWED FROM THE ENTRY PASSAGE
(pic 18-04-2008 / to E)

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE VIEWED FROM
(pic 27-04-2008 / to SE)

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE FROM UNDER MEZZANINE
(pic 26-04-2008 / to S)

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE S-WALL CUPBOARD
(pic 27-04-2008 / to SSE)

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE S WALL FROM KITCHEN
(pic 27-04-2008 / to SE)

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE KITCHEN
(pic 27-04-2008 / to S)

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE KITCHEN TABLE (S)
(pic 27-04-2008 / to WWS)

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE & MEZZANINE
(pic 18-04-2008 / to NW)

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE & MEZZANINE
(pic 18-04-2008 / to NNE)

The view across the main living-space (still encumbered with unpacked boxes) from near its south end - under the mezzanine, to the entry of Jan's office in the NE corner.

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE (N-PART) UNDER MEZZANINE
(pic 27-04-2008 / to NNW)
View under mezzanine to Jan's office/work-room at the apt's N end.

JAN APT: OFFICE/WORK-ROOM
(pic 27-04-2008 / to NNW)

Jan's office/work-room is at the apt's N-end. It is the larger portion of a divided bay - behind its inner wall [off pic left] is Ronald Tienhoven's store/sleep-space entered from his corridor-spanning mezzanine.

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE - NE CORNER WINDOW VIEW UNDER MEZZANINE'S SE CORNER
(pic 27-04-2008 / to N)

JAN APT: MEZZANINE'S SE-ROOM BALCONY - FROM S LIVING-SPACE
(pic 27-04-2008 / to NW)

JAN APT: LIVING-SPACE BETWEEN MEZZANINE'S E-FACE & WINDOW
(pic 26-
04-2008 / to S)

JAN APT: MEZZANINE LANDING BALCONY
(pic 26-
04-2008 / to WWS)

JAN APT: MEZZANINE STAIR ENTRY
(pic 27-
04-2008 / to NNE)
Located near the outlet of the apt's entry passage the stair rises behind a narrow and elegant cupboard..

JAN APT: STAIR FROM LIVING-SPACE TO MEZZANINE
(pic 27-04-2008 / to EEN)

JAN APT: MEZZANINE LANDING
(pic 18-
04-2008 / to EEN)

The stair (left) emerges onto the mezzanine landing (over whose balcony rails a duvet is airing). The entry to its right is into the child's bedroom.

JAN APT: MEZZANINE LANDING
(pic 18-
04-2008 / to EEN)
To the left mezzanine landing with its view down into the living-space and right into the child's E-room bedroom.

JAN APT: MEZZANINE CHILD'S EAST ROOM
(pic 27-
04-2008 / to E)

JAN APT: MEZZANINE CHILD'S EAST ROOM - BED
(paste-up 2-pics 27-04-2008 / to SE)

JAN APT: MEZZANINE CHILD'S EAST ROOM - BED
(pic 18-04-2008 / to SW)

JAN APT: MEZZANINE CHILD'S EAST ROOM - MEDIA/STORAGE WALL
(pic 18-
04-2008 / to NNE)

JAN APT: MEZZANINE STAIR-LANDING
(pic 27-
04-2008 / to WWS)
The SE-room opens to the left. Straight on and the bathroom is on the left, at the far end are store cupboards[?]

JAN APT: MEZZANINE SE-ROOM & BALCONY
(pic 27-
04-2008 / to S)
The SE-room with balcony overlooking the living-space's S-end. 

JAN APT: MEZZANINE SE-ROOM - DESK & BALCONY
(pic 18-04-2008 / to SSW)

JAN APT: BATHROOM
(pic 18-
04-2008 / to ##)
WHERE IS THIS ?? - mez~ Wnd ?

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INA HEUVEL WORK-SPACE (20## -) [mb-L3 / E-side cntr]  [recorded 2011] 

[NB: These photos were taken during Tetterode's 30th birthday 'open studios' - thus unfortunately the state of Ina's work-place is biased to work-display rather than a 'natural' working order.]

INA WORK-SPACE: W-STUDIO - WITH UNDER MEZZANINE ENTRY FROM ENCLAVE PASSAGE 
(pic 16-10-11 / to
W)

INA WORK-SPACE: W-STUDIO - UNDER-MEZZANINE TO E-STUDIO 
(pic 16-10-11 / to
NE)

INA WORK-SPACE: E-STUDIO - VIEW OF DACOSTAKADE 
(pic 16-10-11 / to
EEN)

INA WORK-SPACE: E-STUDIO REAR WALL
(pic 16-10-11 / to W)

INA WORK-SPACE: W-STUDIO - WITH STAIR TO MEZZANINE
(pic 16-10-11 / to SW)

INA WORK-SPACE: MEZZANINE STAIR
(pic 16-10-11 / to
WWS)

INA WORK-SPACE: MEZZANINE 
(pic 16-10-11 / to EEN)

INA WORK-SPACE: MEZZANINE VIEW OF E-STUDIO
(pic 16-10-11 / to NE)

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AKKE BOTMA APT & STUDIO (1990 --) [mb-L3 / E-side N-end]  [recorded 1993] 

Akke established a board-wall-defined territory in Merkelbach in 1981/82. The family apt shown below (and its studio) were started in 1990. 

AKKE B APT (& STUDIO)

(pic 8-93 / to WWS)

A 'family home' and studio. 

The whole living-space is divided into apartment and studio. The studio is through the double-door in the S-wall [pic left]. The entry from the enclave passage is via the studio.

The apt space occupies the NE corner of Merkelbach and thus has windows on two sides (pic right: note the high strip-windows of Merkelbach's N facade).

A mezzanine bedroom is over the Kitchen. 

AKKE B APT (& STUDIO)

(pic 8-93 / to E)

Living-space from the mezzanine steps.

 

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RONALD VAN TIENHOVEN APT (1986 --) [mb-L3 / W-side S-end]  /  LIVING-SPACE 2: APT (2008 -) [mb-L3 / W-side S-half]  [recorded 1993 / 2008]

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RONALD APT (in 1993)

RONALD APT & OFFICE

(pic 8-93 / to NE)

RONALD APT & OFFICE

(pic 8-93 / to NNE)

RONALD APT & OFFICE

(pic 8-93 / to WWS)

RONALD APT & OFFICE: S-END - KITCHEN

(pic 8-93 / to SSE)

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RONALD DESIGN-STUDIO (in 2008) 

The previous apt space is enlarged and in the midst of a complete reconstruction as a huge design-studio  ... in process 

RONALD STUDIO PLAN: 
(
drawing: Ronald van Tienhoven 2008 / top is EEN) 

[NB: Edit: Plan is rotated 180 to conform with enclave plans above] ... in process

RONALD STUDIO: VIEW THROUGH NORTH ESCAPE-PASSAGE WINDOW
(pic 16-10-11 / to SE)

RONALD STUDIO:
(paste-up 2-pics 27-4-08 / to EES)

The enclave corridor is encased in the white walls and mezzanine floor along the east side of the space. The portion of mezzanine south of the half-demolished centre wall serves as access to a small windowless room - a 15m2 portion of Jan van G's office bay.

RONALD STUDIO: OFFICE BALCONY MEZZANINE NE CORNER
(pic 27-4-08 / to NNE)

RONALD STUDIO: OFFICE BALCONY MEZZANINE NE CORNER VIEW
(pic 29-4-08 / to SW)

RONALD STUDIO: FROM CENTRE WALL TO SW KITCHEN CORNER
(pic 27-4-08 / to SW)

 

 

RONALD STUDIO: SW KITCHEN CORNER
(pic
27-04-2008 / to S)

RONALD STUDIO: SW KITCHEN CORNER
(pic
29-04-2008 / to EES)

RONALD STUDIO: S-END KITCHEN
(pic 27-4-08 / to SW)
Door to bathroom is in the far corner.

RONALD STUDIO: BATHROOM TO STUDIO
(pic 29-4-08 / to NW)

RONALD STUDIO: BATHROOM - W-SIDE
(pic 29-04-2008 / to EES)

RONALD STUDIO: BATHROOM (ENCLAVE SHARED)
(pic 29-4-08 / to SW)

 

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< TETTERODE - p1:  INTRODUCTION <
< TETTERODE - p2:  PUBLIC-USE & WORK-SPACES < 
<
TETTERODE - p3:  RESIDENTIAL DOMAINS <

< TETTERODE - p4:  DACOSTAKADE BUILDINGS: MERKELBACH & HARTCAMP <

< TETTERODE - p5:  DACOSTAKADE: MERKELBACH APTS - mb//mb1/mb2 <

   TETTERODE - p6:  DACOSTAKADE: MERKELBACH APTS - mb3  

> TETTERODE - p7:  DACOSTAKADE: MERKELBACH APTS - mb4 >

> TETTERODE - p8:  DACOSTAKADE: MERKELBACH APTS - mb5/mb6 >

> TETTERODE - p9:  DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APTS - hc//hc1/hc2 >  

> TETTERODE - p10:  DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APTS - hc3 >

> TETTERODE - p11:  DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APTS - hc4(1) > 

> TETTERODE - p12:  DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APTS - hc4(2) > 

> TETTERODE - p13:  DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APTS - hc5/hc6 >

> TETTERODE - p14:  BILDERDIJKSTRAAT BUILDINGS >

> TETTERODE - p15:  BILDERDIJKSTRAAT APTS - bd//bd1 >

> TETTERODE - p16:  BILDERDIJKSTRAAT APTS - bd2 >  

> TETTERODE - p17:  BILDERDIJKSTRAAT APTS - bd3 > 

> TETTERODE - p18:  BILDERDIJKSTRAAT APTS - bdN >

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CONTENTS   4 SITES  

SILO

  TETTERODE   DE LOODS   EDELWEIS   APPENDICES   NOTES   SUB-SITES