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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--   - p15(of 18)

BILDERDIJKSTRAAT: OLD BUILDING APARTMENTS .... in process

 

< 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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THE BILDERDIJK OLD-BUILDING [bd]

BILDERDIJK OLD BUILDING [bd]: W-FACADE

(pic 9-95 / to EEN)

The Bilderdijk building's ground level street front is mainly given over to shops, cafe, art gallery; the entry to the night-club in the east side semi-basement, and 3 entries into the Collective.

At each end of the west facade a row of small L1 windows indicates the shallow entresol floors - the south entresol is a small enclave including 3 apts, the north a single large apt.

The two upper big-windowed levels are Bilderdijk's most populous apt floors: L2 is the 'Glazed-Court' enclave; L3 is the largest enclave in Tetterode.

BILDERDIJK OLD BUILDING [bd]: E-FACADE

(pic 12-4-06 / to W)

Bilderdijk's courtyard facade and its two bridges to Dacostakade (from Hartcamp's south terrace 'Sky-Lawn').

The lowest level walls a semi-basement used by an external night-club "De Trut". 

The first row of paired-windows belong to the 3 1-bay apts of the bd-L1/lm enclave [the "Lettermagazijn"]; its kitchen window is under the bridge.

The second row of windows belong to apts of the bd-L2 enclave [the 'Glazed-Court'] - the lowest bridge leads directly into its centre.

The top row of windows belong to apts of the bd-L2 enclave - the upper bridge leads directly into its entry-hall space.

BILDERDIJK OLD BUILDING [bd]
(Architect-Drawing: 19## / Section WWS to EEN)

This is a section through the old building's central 4 bays - here its west street-level half is a single full-height volume and its east half is horizontally divided. 

Summary:

L0 west-half (left): Art Gallery or large shop.

L0 east-half (right) semi-basement: night-club "De Trut".

L1 east-half (right) entresol: "Lettermagazijn" enclave.

L2 enclave 'Glazed-Court' (with roof-lit centre).

L3 enclave (surrounds L2 light-well)

Note: 

North and south of its four centre bays the building's west half includes shallow L1 entresol floors, but its east half is more complex: north of centre is the Company's full height entry-hall, south is a clutch of L1 rooms [presently included in the "South Entresol" enclave].

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BILDERDIJK OLD-BUILDING HOMES & STUDIO-APTS
[written 2006 - info re mid 1990s]  

In this section we will move upwards through the Bilderdijk old building's three living-space levels.

Bilderdijk's L1 is confusingly split between east and west portions of different height - its L2 / L3 floors are constant in level across the whole building. The west half of L1 (over a semi-basement) is lower and thus its apts are normal height, the east half is over ground-level shops and is thus 'entresol' ("half-height floor"). On L1 are the most radical apt transformations: its two enclaves have each coalesced into a huge single family home.

On L2 and L3 many apts typify Tetterode's smaller living-spaces: one window-bay single-volume with a 'platform' mezzanine. Among these are those of special significance: for instance Rein's apt [bd-L2 "Glazed-Court" enclave] is a very complex example of the type and will also serve to illustrate an aspect of design-development that is typical of these improvised dwellings. Though many L2 and L3 apts are typical their enclaves are not - both their layouts are influenced by the Bilderdijk building's width and the consequent size of its enclaves, and secondly a huge light-well that removes the centre of L3 and provides for L2 a central lit court (the "Glazed-Court").  

In the 1990s Bilderdijk's living-spaces totalled 32, when revisited in 2008: 29. In this section we will visit 26 of these, some recorded in two states of occupation. When re-visited in 2008 several of these spaces were substantially changed by new users and two whole enclaves had been transformed into single family homes - the total number of spaces was thus reduced - an increasing tendency in recent Tetterode: 

bd-L1:
GISA K▄FFNER [bd-L1/lm]  /  (UNNAMED-1) APT 
GEERT-JAN [bd-L1/lm]  /  ditto
WILLY [bd-L1/lm]  /  ditto
MARTINE VAN KAMPEN [bd-L1/eS]  /  (UNNAMED-2) APT 
MARION OELMANN [bd-L1/eS]  /  ditto
TON SEELEN [bd-L1/eS]  /  ditto
GONNY SCHRO╦N [bd-L1/eN]
bd-L2:
YVONNE DROGE  
JEROEN WERNER
MONIQUE 
REIN VAN DER VLIET  
MIRJAM ZOTOS  
DRAGEN  /  JOCHEM
TOEK  
ARNOLD HOLEWIJN  
ANNEMARIE BRANDSMA  
LINDA THEUNISSEN
bd-L3: 
LOES
SABINE DEN TOOM  
THEO VERBOOM  
TONY THIJSSEN  INGE WILLEMS 
HENK STEUNENBURG  
CHRIS BAATEN
DESIR╔E VAN HOEK  /  DIRK STELER
CORA BUIS
ROEL ENDENDIJK  

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On this page are shown the level-1 living-spaces. 

In the 1990s both the "Lettermagazijn" (bd-L1/lm) and the "South Entresol" (bd-L1/eS) were enclaves, each with three living-spaces. When re-recorded in 2006 and 2008 the organisation of bd-L1 had substantially simplified and both enclaves had become single huge apts:

bd-L1/lm - MARJOLIJN - [recorded: 1990]  /  GISA K▄FFNER - [recorded: 1993]
bd-L1/lm - GEERT-JAN - [recorded: 1993]
bd-L1/lm - GEMMA - [recorded: 1990]  /  WILLY - [recorded: 1993]
bd-L1/lm (as single apt) - (UNNAMED-1) - [recorded: 2008] 
bd-L1/eS - MARTINE VAN KAMPEN  - [recorded: 1993]
bd-L1/eS - MARION OELMANN - [recorded: 1993]
bd-L1/eS - TON SEELEN - [recorded: 1993]
bd-L1/eS (as single apt) - (UNNAMED-2) - [1 photo: 2006] 
bd-L1/eN - GONNY SCHRO╦N - [recorded: 1993]

 

BILDERDIJK: bd-L1:  bd-L1/lm ENCLAVE / APT ("Lettermagazijn")  //  bd-L1/eS ENCLAVE / APT ("South-Entresol")  //  bd-L1/eN APT ("North-Entresol")

Bilderdijk level-1 contains two enclaves: the "Lettermagazijn" and "South Entresol", and a large independent apt known as the "North Entresol".

Level-1 is complex - the floor is fragmented into two areas by two intrusive and asymmetrically placed street-level 7m-high voids: the Tetterode Company Entrance Hall in the block's NE corner and its former show-room across the centre of its W side. Furthermore the floor has two levels: its Courtyard-facing east side is over a semi-basement and thus lower - consequently supporting normal height room spaces; the two 'entresol' floors on its street-facing side are over ground-level shops and thus shallower "in-between floors". 

Spread along behind the Courtyard's east facade is the "Lettermagazijn" enclave - in the normal height space over the semi-sunken "Trut" nightclub. A row of magnificent rooms culled from the factory's letter-type store.

The so-called "South Entresol" was (when recorded in mid 90s) an enclave of three apts with a shared social-space/kitchen. It is confusingly named since it occupies the building's full width and thus only its west half is actually an 'entresol'. It is entered from the building's south-east stair into the lobby of its east portion, which comprises one apt and the enclave's shared space. The lobby contains the east portion's elaborately glazed doorway and a stair rising to its shallower west portion, the 'entresol' proper, comprising two apts; there is also a weirdly located and inconspicuous door into the Lettermagazijn enclave's south end.

The "North Entresol" living space is not an enclave, it does not, like its southern twin, extend beyond the entresol's boundary which here is filled with a single isolated apt, confined to half the building's width by the building's north-stair and the 7m high Co. Entrance Hall beyond.

These west-front "Entresols" were designed as apts (for factory staff) [1]. Even though their spaces are now re-divided by new walls, their floor height, enclosure and separation, window-style, service-installations, (and perhaps more subtle traces of intention and use), convey a sense of domesticity completely absent in Merkelbach; which achieves only 'hostel-floors' in Hartcamp; and is otherwise in Bilderdijk reliant on the 'family-like' cohesion which results from social autonomy and isolation (Lettermagazijn enclave) or centralized physical/social focus and relative isolation ('Glazed-Court' enclave bd-L2).

Foot-Notes :

  1. Their analogue is the DE LOODS 'worker's house' [ref:] and to less extent its Customs Office [ref:], and the SILO's Centre-Stair offices [ref:]. 

 

SOCIAL CHANGES IN THE BILDERDIJK ENCLAVES
[written: 2010]

When visited in 2008 the most obvious expression of the burgeoning needs of Tetterode's young families - the enlarging of apts by amalgamation of neighbouring spaces (lowering its population of adults and raising that of children) - was the transformations of the Lettermagazijn [bd-L1/lm] and the "South-Entresol" [bd-L1/eS] from enclaves to single huge family homes. I re-recorded the Lettermagazijn but was excluded from the now totally "private" South Entresol, one of several indications that the Collective is evolving towards a 'co-operative of private homes'.

BILDERDIJK OLD BUILDING: PLAN LEVEL 1 - "LETTERMAGAZIJN" & "ENTRESOLS"
(Architect-Drawing 1986 / top is EEN) 

In the centre, with its windows opening to the Courtyard are the 4 rooms of the "Lettermagazijn" enclave [bd-L1/lm]. At the south end [plan rt] is the "S Entresol" enclave [bd-L1/eS]. At the north end [plan lft] is the "N Entresol" apt [bd-L1/eN].

BILDERDIJK OLD BUILDING: PLAN LEVEL 1 - "LETTERMAGAZIJN" & "ENTRESOLS"
(Plan: Mikel van Gelderen 2006 / info 2008 / top is EEN) 

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bd-L1/lm ("Lettermagazijn") as ENCLAVE / as INDEPENDENT APT

In 2008 this enclave was re-recorded after it had become a single living-space. Thus in this case it is not a matter of comparing old and new versions of the enclave's shared facilities and its three apts since all these are now joined as parts in a single home. The recordings of this independent home will thus be shown together after the 1990s enclave below.

 

[written 1994:]

This is the most serene and elegant of Tetterode's enclaves. From the outside its row of big windows dominates the south side of the courtyard - but from within it is so hidden that a resident two floors above claimed not to know of it.

It was built as the type-foundry's 'letter-store': a single rectangular space half the building's width (19m x 10m x 4m). All the floor-surface - including the long mezzanine gallery along the inner side of the big room and its jetty-like extensions towards the windows - was crowded with rows of shelved cabinets filled with lead type specimens, In spite of the high quality of its fittings (including an African hard-wood floor of Iroko wood) the space was packed, dark, painted olive green.

In 1986 three people removed all the type-cabinets (yielding much clean planking) and changed it to a row of four big rooms: building dividing walls along the centers of the three promontory galleries and between their twinned supporting posts; and walled out a common access space beneath the mezzanine, joining the three apts with a social kitchen and a completely tiled 7m▓ shower/wash-machine cell with separate wc.

The Lettermagazijn enclave has entrances at both ends, but finding them is puzzling. Its north entry is inside an anonymous door at the courtyard's NW-corner: hidden round the angle of a small dark passage is a locked door whose little window faces stair-treads - if one can gain admittance here one will emerge into the centre of the enclave's beautiful kitchen under its yellow gallery steps. Its south entry is inside the locked [bd-L1/eS] S-Entresol's foyer where ones curiosity must resist an over-grand stair plus a facade of coloured glass and notice a dull little locked door - if one gains admittance here one is finally inside the enclave. It opens into a cornered passage into a long low-lit space, so 'within' that "hallway" is too preliminary a term, "corridor" too active and cold for this common place that lies behind all the rooms...their 'exchange-space'. A comfortable sense of shared privacy and secure enclosure pertains here; it seems a 'subterranean' distance to the 'outside' - contradicted by views, through 1970's shop doors, of magnificent rooms with vast end-windows.

BILDERDIJK OLD BUILDING: PLAN - LEVEL 1 '"LETTERMAGAZIJN" ENCLAVE [bd-L1/lm]
(Architect-Drawing 1986 / top is EEN) 

In the centre of the E side, with their windows opening to the Courtyard, are the four rooms of the "Lettermagazijn" enclave.

 

BILDERDIJK OLD BUILDING: PLAN - LEVEL 1 '"LETTERMAGAZIJN" APT [bd-L1/lm]
(Plan: Mikel van Gelderen 2006 / info 2008 / top is EEN)

 

LETTERMAGAZIJN N-ENTRY DOOR - COURTYARD NW CORNER
(pic 26-4-08 / to NW)

The narrow right-hand door (routinely locked) guards a cluttered L-shaped passage to the Lettermagazijn's (also locked) kitchen-stair door. (The left-hand door accesses the bd semi-basement rented by De Trut nightclub.) 

LETTERMAGAZIJN N-ENTRY PASSAGE TO KITCHEN STAIR - VIEW THROUGH THE DOOR-WINDOW
(pic 26-4-08 / to NNW)

LETTERMAGAZIJN S-ENTRY DOOR - IN THE S-ENTRESOL'S LOBBY
(pic 26-4-08 / to NE)

The shabby left-hand door (routinely locked) is the Lettermagazijn's south entry. The door to its right (also locked) is the lobby's exit onto Bilderdijk's south-stair [see bd S-Stair]. At extreme right is the entry to the S-Entresol enclave.)

LETTERMAGAZIJN S-ENTRY DOOR - IN THE S-ENTRESOL'S LOBBY
(pic 26-4-08 / to W)

This (locked) door opens directly into the Lettermagazijn enclave's 'common-space' corridor.

(The stair rises to the 'entresol' portion of the S-Entresol enclave.)

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bd-L1/lm "Lettermagazijn" ENCLAVE 

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ENCLAVE (in 1990 & 1993)

LETTERMAGAZIJN ENCLAVE: COMMON-SPACE

(pic 8-90 / to SSE)

The common space along the enclave's inner side, that can be entered (if one finds the ways) at either end, & which serves like an inner street the three courtyard-facing apts and kitchen, plus a bathroom/wc. 

View towards its south end, past Gert-Jan and Gemma apts, to the exit near the S-Entresol.

LETTERMAGAZIJN ENCLAVE: COMMON-SPACE

(pic 8-93 / to NNW)

View to the N, past Gemma and Gisa apts. Across the far end is the bathroom, but a right turn enters the Kitchen, whose centre stair leads down to a Courtyard-connecting passage.

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ENCLAVE KITCHEN (1986 -) (bd-L1/lm / N-end - 1 bay)

The shared kitchen and dining space at the N-end is more enclosed than the apts: Courtyard workshops claim the lower part of the big window and its upper-portion is shaded under the bridges. The dominating feature is a monumental and clearly conceived wooden stair, up to the gallery and down to its 'hidden' courtyard north entry.

ENCLAVE KITCHEN:
(pic 8-90 / to W)

At the back left is the entry from the common-space; at the rear is the wall and door of the wash/wc room. The central stair ascends to a gallery and also descends to a locked door, exiting into a narrow passage to the Courtyard's NW corner.

ENCLAVE KITCHEN:
(pic 9-93 / to NNW)

The strident colors of 1990 have been tamed and subtleised.

ENCLAVE KITCHEN:
(pic 9-93 / to NE)

From the entry.

ENCLAVE KITCHEN:
(pic 9-93 / to NW)

ENCLAVE KITCHEN WINDOW:
(pic 8-90 / to NNE)

The kitchen window looks over the N-end workshops and is thus smaller than the rest - too high up the wall to be afford a horizontal view. What is window in the three apts is here a tiled wall behind sink and worktop capped with a long kitchen shelf.

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GISA K▄FFNER APT (MARJOLIJN: 1986 - / GISA: 1993 -) (bd-L1/lm / N-cntr - 1 bay)

 

MARJOLIJN APT (PRE GISA):
(pic 8-1990 / to EEN)

Marjolijn was the first inhabitant of the N-apt.

MARJOLIJN APT (PRE GISA):
(pic 1990 / to EEN)

GISA APT (EX MARJOLIJN): 
(pic 8-93 / to WWS)

The apt's entry is open onto the common-space that connects all parts of the enclave.

GISA APT (EX MARJOLIJN):
(pic 8-93 / to NE)

Seen from its entry door.

GISA APT (EX MARJOLIJN): NE-CORNER 
(pic 8-93 / to N)

The apt occupies the last bay with windows unobstructed by the Courtyard workshops.

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GEERT-JAN APT (1986 -)  (bd-L1/lm / S-cntr - 1 bay)

 

GEERT-JAN APT:
(pic 8-90 / to EEN)

GEERT-JAN APT:
(pic 9-93 / to WWN)

GEERT-JAN APT:
(pic 9-93 / to EEN)

GEERT-JAN APT: FROM GALLERY
(pic 9-93 / to EEN)

GEERT-JAN APT: COUCH
(pic 9-93 / to NE)

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WILLY APT (GEMMA: 19## - / WILLY: c1991 -) (1bd-L1/lm / S-end - 1 bay)

GEMMA APT (PRE WILLY):
(pic 8-90 / to SW)

Gemma was the first inhabitant of the S-apt.

WILLY (EX GEMMA):
(pic 9-93 / to EEN)

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bd-L1/lm "Lettermagazijn" INDEPENDENT APT 

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(UNNAMED-1) APT (####--) (bd-L1/lm / whole) [recorded 2008]

In ####, after Gisa had left the north apt-space, two other Lettermagazijn inhabitants transformed this 1990s enclave into a single independent family home. By 2008 this functional melding seems to have provoked only one structural-spatial change: an extending of their mezzanine sleeping space (in what was the north-apt), through the dividing wall onto a portion of the kitchen mezzanine; other changes are non-structural, consisting of redistribution of the family's accoutrements between the three previously separate apts.

I will show the five main spaces continuously, but in a similar sequence to the above: 1: the N-end space kitchen is almost unchanged but its mezzanine has begun to be developed; 2: the N-centre space is one parent's work room, with the parents' bedroom on the mezzanine; 3: the S-centre space is now the family living-room, with  the other parent's work-space on the mezzanine; 4: the S-end space and mezzanine is now the children's' space - the younger child its east portion, the older has the mezzanine.

(UNNAMED) APT: 'CONNECTING SPACE' WITH SOUTH APT-ENTRY
(paste-up 2-pics 26-4-08 / to NNW)

(UNNAMED) APT: 'CONNECTING SPACE' TO SOUTH
(pic 26-4-08 / to SE)

(UNNAMED) APT: 'CONNECTING SPACE' TO NORTH
(pic 26-4-08 / to NNW)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-END): KITCHEN - FROM 'CONNECTING SPACE' ENTRY
(pic 16-4-08 / to NE)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-END): KITCHEN - STAIR DOWN TO N-ENTRY
(pic 26-4-08 / to EEN)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-END): KITCHEN - E-WALL CABINETS, SINK, COOKER
(pic 26-4-08 / to EEN)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-END): KITCHEN - VIEWED FROM MEZZANINE
(pic 26-4-08 / to E)

(UNNAMED) APT: KITCHEN MEZZANINE - STORE ( FRONT PORTION VIEWED FROM REAR ROOM DOOR
(pic 26-4-08 / to E)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-END): KITCHEN MEZZANINE - REAR ROOM (CONNECTING WITH N-CNTR MEZZANINE BEDROOM) 
(pic 26-4-08 / to N)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-CNTR): MEZZANINE BEDROOM SPACE
(paste-up 2-pics 26-4-08 / to EES)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-CNTR): ADULT'S WORK SPACE - TO MEZZANINE & ENTRY END
(pic 26-4-08 / to W)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-CNTR): ADULT'S WORK SPACE - SW CORNER WITH RED CHAIR
(pic 26-4-08 / to W)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-CNTR): ADULT'S WORK SPACE - TO SE CORNER
(pic 26-4-08 / to SSE)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-CNTR): ADULT'S WORK SPACE - E-END WINDOW VIEW OF BRIDGES
(pic 26-4-08 / to NE)

(UNNAMED) APT (N-CNTR): ADULT'S WORK SPACE - E-END WINDOW VIEW OF HARTCAMP BUILDING
(pic 26-4-08 / to EES)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-CNTR): LIVING-ROOM - TO ENTRY END
(pic 26-4-08 / to W)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-CNTR): LIVING-ROOM - TO E-END WINDOW VIA DINING & SITTING SPACES
(pic 26-4-08 / to E)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-CNTR): LIVING-ROOM - E-END OF MEZZANINE GALLERY; PLUS TWO CATS
(pic 26-4-08 / to SSE)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-END): CHILDREN'S SPACE - TO WINDOW END
(pic 26-4-08 / to EEN)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-END): CHILDREN'S SPACE - FROM MEZZANINE
(pic 26-4-08 / to E)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-END): CHILDREN'S SPACE - N SIDE TOY STORE
(pic 26-4-08 / to NNE)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-END): CHILDREN'S SPACE - SE-CORNER CHILD-2 SPACE FROM MEZZANINE 
(pic 26-4-08 / to EES)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-END): CHILDREN'S SPACE - E-END CHILD-2 SPACE
(pic 26-4-08 / to S)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-END): CHILDREN'S SPACE - S-SIDE STAIR TO MEZZANINE
(pic 26-4-08 / to S)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-END): CHILDREN'S SPACE - CHILD-1 MEZZANINE SPACE: DESK
(pic 26-4-08 / to E)

(UNNAMED) APT (S-END): CHILDREN'S SPACE - CHILD-1 MEZZANINE SPACE
(pic 26-4-08 / to WWN)

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bd-L1/eS ("South-Entresol") as ENCLAVE / as INDEPENDENT APT

The so-called "South Entresol" is accessed through a locked door on the first landing. It comprises three apartments and a shared kitchen/eating-space with an added platform 'for guests'. 

Confusingly, the "Entresol" is only part of the enclave. Up a short stair from the entry lobby are the two apts (Marion's and Ton's) that occupy the "Entresol" proper, the 'in-between floor' overlooking the Bilderdijkstraat, squeezed over shops in the building's SE corner. This has long been domestically occupied - before the squatters the Tetterode caretakers' families lived in rooms which overlapped these present living-spaces, which show a ghost plan of walls on the 90 year old floor. The central shared kitchen and the third apt (Martine's) flank the Lettermagazijn east of the entresol floor, in normal height Tetterode spaces.

In 2006 I briefly visited the "S-Entresol" and discovered it had been transformed by new occupants into a single huge family home. 

BILDERDIJK OLD BUILDING: PLAN - LEVEL 1 "SOUTH-ENTRESOL" ENCLAVE [bd-L1/eS]
(Architect-Drawing 1986 / top is EEN) 

The "South Entresol" is a confusing label for an enclave which combines within its boundary the S-Entresol's two apts with conventional full-height spaces on the building's east side (an apt and the shared kitchen).

 

BILDERDIJK OLD BUILDING: PLAN - LEVEL 1 "SOUTH-ENTRESOL" APT [bd-L1/eS]
(Plan: Mikel van Gelderen 2006 / info 2008 / top is EEN)

[Not recorded in 2008.]

 

SOUTH ENTRESOL LOBBY: EAST-LEVEL ENTRY DOOR
(pic 26-4-08 / to E)
On the right is the flamboyant entry to the S-Entresol independent family-apt (formerly the S-Entresol enclave of 3 apts). The door on its left is the lobby's exit to Bilderdijk's south-stair [see bd S-Stair]. (The extreme-left door is the Lettermagazijn's south entry.)

SOUTH ENTRESOL LOBBY: STAIR TO UPPER W-FRONT ENTRESOL ROOMS
(paste-up 2-pics 26-4-08 / to SW)
The stair up to the
west-side 'entresol' portion of the enclave.

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bd-L1/eS "South-Entresol" ENCLAVE 

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ENCLAVE (in 1993)
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ENCLAVE SHARED SPACE & KITCHEN, & GUEST-PLATFORM (19## -) (bd-L1/eS / centre)

ENCLAVE SHARED SPACE & KITCHEN:

(pic 8-93 / to S)

The sitting/dining room for the enclave. Through the arch is its kitchen. Overhead is a 'guest' platform. The three high windows (shared by the platform) open onto an open 'loggia' on Tetterode's S-facade (ref Marion's apt below).

ENCLAVE SHARED SPACE FROM 'GUEST' PLATFORM

(pic 8-93 / to SW)

 

ENCLAVE SHARED SPACE - ON THE GUEST PLATFORM

(pic 8-93 / to SW)

At this time Boris (a painter) occupied the 'guest' platform.

ENCLAVE SHARED KITCHEN:
(pic 8-93 / to WWS)

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MARTINE VAN KAMPEN APT (19## -)  (bd-L1/eS / SE-cnr)

 

MARTINE APT
(pic 8-93 / to NE)

Martine's 1-bay space is a typical small 'Tetterode factory' platform apt, not in the 'real' entresol. Though included in the 'S-Entresol' enclave and opening off its shared central kitchen/diner, it is on the east side facing the courtyard; unlike the other two enclave apts on the Bilderdijk front, established in a unique type of Tetterode space, pre-designed for domesticity.

MARTINE APT
(pic 8-93 / to WWS)

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MARION OELMANN APT (Oct 1987 -)  (bd-L1/eS / SW-cnr)

In October 1987 Marion moved into a small dark room in the centre of the Entresol, opened its wall into this extensive space, walled a portion of the common landing for its kitchen/entry-hall and renovated its cupboard-sized shower and WC.

This long low clearly ordered room penetrating deeply into the building's width and opening above the street, typifies the style of many A'dam flats, but with 2 bizarre exceptions: its dark-red entry-hall is also a tiny cubic kitchen, and a picture-sized square opens in its rear wall onto a subject astonishingly detached from its setting: a dark vision of a huge-arched loggia with sky in its brows high over a chin-high floor. An unexplained feature of Tetterode's south facade.

MARION APT: ENTRY & KITCHEN
(pic [damaged] 8-93 / to EES)

The apt's 'front-door' (serving also as a notice board) opens directly from the landing into a tiny kitchen/hallway - here viewed through its door into the main living-room.. 

MARION APT: FROM NEAR ENTRY
(pic 8-90 / to SW)

Looking out over Bilderdijkstraat at the S-end of Tetterode through the small windows of the "entresol", in a space originally designated for habitation rather than factory.

MARION APT: FROM NEAR ENTRY
(pic 8-93 / to SW)

In three years since the last visit the living-space has been rearranged and houses more objects.

MARION APT:
(pic 8-93 / to SE)

The yellow Music Cupboard (1993) was designed on paper and made by Rein in his workshop from new wood.

MARION APT:
(pic 8-93 / to EES)

The SE corner is a bed, a ## cubicle and a window exit to an exterior loggia.

MARION APT:
(pic 8-93 / to SE)

At the SE corner this small window gives access to an arched 'loggia'.

MARION APT:
(pic 8-93 / to EES)

This strange 'left-over' space opens above the enclave's kitchen through Tetterode's SSE facade ...an arched loggia which Marion uses as a wash-drying area, accessing it through a small window at her apt's NE corner.

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TON SEELEN APT (19## -)  (bd-L1/eS / NW-cnr)

 

TON APT: ALL FROM NEAR ENTRY
(pic 8-93 / to SW)

Adjoining Marion's apt is Ton's which looks out over Bilderdijkstraat at the S-end of Tetterode through the smaller windows of the "entresol", in an area originally designed for domestic use.

TON APT: NW CORNER
(pic 8-93 / to W)

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bd-L1/eS "South-Entresol" INDEPENDENT APT 

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(UNNAMED-2) APT (####--) (bd-eS / whole) 

On a brief visit to this huge new family home in 2006 I was allowed to photograph what was previously Ton Seelen's apt [see below]. In 2008 I revisited the "S-Entresol" to adequately record it but was prevented (only the S-Entresol's entry lobby was accessible as it also shelters the Lettermagazijn's south door - see above).

S-ENTRESOL INDEPENDENT APT: CHILD(?) SPACE (ex TON SEELEN APT)
(pic 6-10-06 / to SW)

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bd-L1/eN INDEPENDENT APT ("North-Entresol")

The smaller Ż-building-width north "Entresol" is undivided - not an enclave but a single large isolated apt.

BILDERDIJK OLD BUILDING: PLAN - LEVEL 1 "NORTH-ENTRESOL" APT [bd-L1/eN]
(Architect-Drawing 1986 / top is EEN) 

The "North Entresol" is an isolated large apt.

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GONNY SCHRO╦N APT (19## -) (bd-L1/eN / W-side)

Opening directly from a circulation route, this is one of very few Tetterode apts not part of a locked enclave. Its 'front-door' is on the first landing of the Bilderdijk old building's N-stair.

GONNY APT:
(pic 8-93 / to W)

 

GONNY APT:
(pic 8-93 / to E)

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< 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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