What once was the ultimate symbol of freedom, used to transport people around Europe and discover new places is now locked in place. The barge boat has now taken on its second life as a house boat on the KNSM island in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Over time, each room in the 150m2 boat has been lovingly restored by different artists and designers, and now the last room remaining is the steering house (or stuurhuis), the control center of this freedom.
Our idea was to look at the medium in which the boat traveled, water, and freeze it in time, like the boat is now frozen in place.
The interior of the stuurhuis is one undulating interior surface mimicking the waves of the water it used to travel on. Seating flows into tables, into walls and into the ceiling creating one undefinable surface which is used for a range of different activities - writing, reading, chatting or just sitting in one spot. Contemplating movement
Location: KNSM eiland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
All components were put together at a local makerspace
Preparations were all done by the designers
Transportation to site
On site - ready for installation
Late night installations
The Stuurhuis - for relaxing during the weekend
A place to work
Details - Ceiling
Details - Light
Details - Seating
Details - Flow
A spot for a drink
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