Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Barber Amsterdam in The Netherlands by Ard Hoksbergen Architects
December 5th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Ard Hoksbergen Architects
This project concerns the interior of a traditional shaving salon, housed in a 19th-century shop in the city center of Amsterdam. For a raw, but warm atmosphere, mainly natural materials are used: a floor of old sawn floor beams, clay plaster, pine plates, leather and concrete.
The copper pipes, which like a giant cobweb are drawn throughout the interior, form the eyecatcher of the salon. The shaving salon (www.barber.nl) is the first completed project of Ard Hoksbergen (www.ardhoksbergen.nl), who won the Dutch Archiprix in June 2012.
Ard Hoksbergen (Rotterdam, 1981) studied architecture at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam, and worked at several leading offices (including Erick van Egeraat and Claus en Kaan) during his studies.
In June 2012 he won the Dutch Archiprix with his design for a Carthusian monastery. After that he established his own office in the center of Amsterdam. There he is working on various (interior) projects and studies.
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