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CONTENTS   4 SITES  

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  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--   - p9(of 18)

DACOSTAKADE: HARTCAMP APARTMENTS   in process


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> 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 HARTCAMP BUILDING [hc]

HARTCAMP BUILDING (hc): DACOSTAKADE FACADE FROM S END

(pic 16-10-11 / to NW) 

Hartcamp 'domestically-styled' his 1921 building's Dacostakade facade. Each of its 6 bays includes twinned windows.

At its far end are two entries: 158 into the private mb/dc central foyer and 160 into the public Dijk Theatre (former Co Library) whose big rectangular volume fills the centre 3 bays to level-2 height and half the building's depth. At the near end are two more entries: big vehicle doors at 162 lead under the building into the central Courtyard; 164 is the  residential south-stair.

HARTCAMP BUILDING (hc): DACOSTAKADE FACADE

(paste-up 2-pics 4-5-2008 / to SW) 

The entry at the extreme left (south) end is 164 the  south-stair onto which all Hartcamp's residential enclaves - level-1 to level-5 - open at their south ends. L5's pitched roof restricts the L5 enclave which uniquely consists of just two huge apts. From L5 it continues to L6 as a square tower where it serves the west-side roof terrace and its associated 1963 penthouse. 

HARTCAMP BUILDING {hc): WEST COURTYARD FACADE

(paste-up 2-pics 4-5-2008 / to EEN)

The Hartcamp building's 6-bay facade and 'penthouse' are visible from the Courtyard.

The courtyard level L0, through L1 (the "Entresol"), L2, L3, L4, L5, and finally L6 the Merkelbach penthouse.

Hartcamp's south bay overlaps the S-side workshops. 

Tetterode's vehicle-entry tunnel runs under one of the L1 'entresol' bays.

Hartcamp's north bay serves Tetterode's circulation at L2 and L3, where central stair landings extend into it as bridge foyers.

DACOSTAKADE BUILDING: HARTCAMP (hc) 

(Architect-Drawing: 19## / Section WWS to EEN)

A section through the centre bays (and central support pillars). Through the big Theatre volume that rises past the L1-entresol floor, reducing it to half the building's depth. At level-5 the sloping roof's rafters cut diagonally into the east side. At level-6 Merkelbach's 1963 'penthouse' tops the west flattened portion of the Hartcamp roof.

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HARTCAMP HOMES & STUDIO-APTS  ... in process 
[Written mid 1990s / updated 2008]
[NB: a Hartcamp "window-bay" constitutes a large single window on the west courtyard side and paired narrow windows on the east Dacostakade side - the building is six of these bays long]
 

The 1921 Hartcamp building has little of Merkelbach's sophistication and scale - its constructional technology and its architect's espousal of a 'domestic' style on its Dacostakade front possibly influenced apt development; it certainly reduces ones fantasy expectations of domestically invading a factory, from 'pioneering grandeur' (re: the best Merkelbach apts) to a rather 'familiar appropriateness'. 

In the 1990s most apts on the full-width L2 / L3 / L4 enclaves were Tetterode's typical smaller living-spaces: one or two single- window-bay volumes with a bed-platform. I was aware of only one living-space that had achieved an unusual size and complexity (GER and INA on L4). Since then several apts have enlarged etc /etc

Hartcamp floors L 1 / L 5 / L 6 are reduced in width which has led to a simpler division of the narrower floors into a few exceptionally large spaces. Level 1 loses almost all its E side to the double height Dijk Theatre and levels 5 and 6 are narrowed by the east-facade's dormered half-roof.

 

In this section we will move upwards through Hartcamp's six domestic levels and show 18 of its 23 living-spaces: 

hc-L1 - THEO - [recorded: 1993]
hc-L1 - ROB v d BOSCH - [recorded: 1993 / 2008]  
hc-L2 - HANS d JONGE - [recorded: 1993]  
hc-L2 - NADINE CARMIJN - [recorded: 1993 / 2008]    
hc-L2 - (UNNAMED) APT - [recorded: 1993 / 2008]  
hc-L2 - BRAD - [recorded: 1993]  
hc-L2 - REINHILDER - [recorded: 1993]   
hc-L3 - RUUD v d HELM & WANDANA HOPPNER - [recorded: 1993 / 2008]  
hc-L3 - DORATHEÉ - [recorded: 1993 / 2008]     
hc-L3 - (UNNAMED) APT - [recorded: 1993]  
hc-L3 - MARIANNE THEUNISSEN - [recorded: 1993 / 2008]  
hc-L4 - RADBOUD HOUTMAN - [recorded: 2008]  
hc-L4 - GER BERGEVOET & INA v d HEUVEL - [recorded: 1990 / 93 / 2008]    
hc-L4 - MIKEL VAN GELDEREN - [recorded: 1993 / 2008]  
hc-L4 - GASTON TEN HORN & MARION DE BEER - [recorded: 2008] 
hc-L5 - (UNNAMED-1) - [recorded: 2008]
hc-L5 - (UNNAMED-2) - [recorded: 2008] 
hc-L6 - FRANK APRIL - [recorded: 1993 / 2006 / 07 / 08] 

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On this page are shown two of level-1 enclave's four living-spaces and five of level-2 enclave's six living-spaces: 

hc-L1 - THEO - [recorded: 1993]
hc-L1 - ROB v d BOSCH - [recorded: 1993 / 2008]  
hc-L2 - HANS d JONGE - [recorded: 1993]  
hc-L2 - NADINE CARMIJN - [recorded: 1993 / 2008]    
hc-L2 -
(UNNAMED) APT - [recorded: 1993 / 2008]  
hc-L2 - BRAD - [recorded: 1993]  
hc-L2 - REINHILDER - [recorded: 1993]   

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HARTCAMP: hc-L1 ENCLAVE ("Entresol")

On this page are shown two of level-4 enclave's three living-spaces:

Merkelbach's low-ceilinged 'entresol' floor [mb-L1] is used for work-spaces - this Hartcamp version is domestic. The 2.6m height floor seems oppressively squeezed by the huge ½m beams, and laterally by the vertical intrusion of the Dijk Theatre (the old Co. Library), which claims three of the four east bays behind its buttressed wall. The remaining space accommodates four apts - a small (unvisited) space north of the theatre (over the Dacostakade street-entries) and three big west-side spaces.

The two 'one-sided' Hartcamp enclaves (L1 and L5) both use their access passage intensively as store-space. In L1 almost the whole east side of the enclave passage is a blank wall (abutting the Dijk Theatre) which is faced along its whole length with stored items and storage-units. This may be simply a 'lazy' response to opportunity and/or (at least in L1) a necessity for apts whose height precludes mezzanine storage spaces. 

                                                            

HARTCAMP: PLAN - LEVEL 1 'ENTRESOL' ENCLAVE [hc-L1] 
(Architect-Drawing 1986 / top is EEN) 

HARTCAMP: PLAN - LEVEL 1 'ENTRESOL' 

ENCLAVE [hc-L1] 
(Plan: Mikel van Gelderen 2006 / info 2008 / top is EEN)

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ENCLAVE (in 1993)

hc-L1 ENCLAVE: PASSAGE FROM N-ENTRY
(pic 8-93 / to SSE)

Just inside the enclave's north entry a single-bay apt opens to the east; for the rest of its length - unlike the three enclaves above - its east side is a buttressed blank wall encumbered with storage, telephone table, etc [pic: lft] - behind this is the upper portion of the Dijk Theatre's double-height space. On the west the passage's serves three large 2-bay apts - the nearest open door is Theo's [see below], beyond the big beam is the centre apt, the door of Rob's south apt faces us at the far end.

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ENCLAVE (in 2008)

hc-L1 ENCLAVE: PASSAGE FROM N-ENTRY
(pic 1-5-08 / to SE)

hc-L1 ENCLAVE: PASSAGE N-ENTRY DOOR
(pic 1-5-08 / to NNW)

hc-L1 ENCLAVE: PASSAGE E-WALL STORE FROM S END
(pic 1-5-08 / to N)

hc-L1 ENCLAVE: PASSAGE FROM S-END LOBBY
(pic 1-5-08 / to NNW)

hc-L1 ENCLAVE: PASSAGE - S-END LOBBY S-STAIR DOOR
(pic 1-5-08 / to EEN)
Because the central passage is pushed by the Dijk Theatre to the west the door to the south stair is set in a deep lobby into which the corridor storage continues.

hc-L1 ENCLAVE: PASSAGE - S-END LOBBY WASH AND WC
(pic 1-5-08 / to SSE)

hc-L1 ENCLAVE: PASSAGE - S-END LOBBY WEST SIDE
(pic 1-5-08 / to WWS)

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THEO APT (1988 - c2007)  [hc-L1 (Entresol) / W-side N-end - 2 bays]

 

THEO APT
(pic 8-93 / to WWN)

A single-level apt space - this low floor (approx 2.6m) allows no mezzanines.

THEO APT KITCHEN - SOUTH WALL
(pic 8-93 / to S)

The beauty of 'direct-statement' - design without style: the order of convenient use.

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ROB VAN DER BOSCH APT (c1984 - c2007)  [hc-L1 (Entresol) / W-side S-end - 2 bays]  [space recorded 1993 / 2008]
[This living-space was recorded in 1993 when occupied by Rob van der Bosche and again in 2008 when occupied by Theo - both versions are shown below.]

Rob van der Bosch left this space in c2007; it was then taken by Theo who moved from his smaller north-end space [shown above] in August 2007.

This is the largest of the enclave's spaces. Situated at its south end where the access passage bends around the  intrusive bulk of the Dijk Theatre to reach the SE-Stair and releases extra space to the east.

ROB APT FROM ENTRY
(pic 9-93 / to SW)

The floor's most spacious apt - wrapping the south end of the enclave passage and possessing L1's only full-height window.

ROB APT
(pic 9-93 / to NW)

 

ROB APT
(pic 9-93 / to NNE)

View towards the kitchen area. The corridor's S-end narrows the apt beside the kitchen; the pillar blocks our view of the apt's entry.

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THEO APT (8-2007 --)  [hc-L1 (Entresol) / W-side S-end - 2 bays]  [space recorded 2008]
[Rob van der Bosche left this space in c2007. Theo moved here from his space at the enclave's north end - shown above.]

 

Theo moved into Rob's larger southern space in August 2007and made considerable 'finalising' changes that clearly demarcated areas of use.

Rob's layout was pragmatic accretion of functions - Theo has cleared the space and with a minimum of useful furniture and fittings made clear functional zones. He has screening with a long 'storage-wall' a narrow portion across the north end for a music and sleeping. He has made a new floor which is insulated against the cold seeping in from the vehicle-entry tunnel [Dacostakade 156] that passes beneath this apt. He has also begun to make a garden terrace on the roof of the courtyard's south-end workshops, accessed via the entresol's uniquely large south-end window.

THEO APT
(pic 1-5-08 / to WWN)

The apt entry door [pic rt] is set in the north wall of the eastern extension of this large space and faces down the enclave passage.

THEO APT
(pic 1-5-08 / to NNE)

THEO APT: DINING AREA
(pic 1-5-08 / to EES

THEO APT: BED SPACE
(pic 1-5-08 / to NNE)

THEO APT: SOUTH WINDOW & TERRACE
(pic 1-5-08 / to SW)

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HARTCAMP: hc-L2 ENCLAVE 

Here are shown five of level-4 enclave's six living-spaces, plus the enclave's shared kitchen:

Between the L1 'entresol' and L6 'penthouse', the height of floors is between 5m (L2) and around 4.5m (L3 to 5) - enabling full-height mezzanines. Many of the apts in Hartcamp L2 and L3 exemplify a very basic stage of the typical means of spacial and functional differentiation: a mezzanine platform at the inner windowless end - employed in almost all Tetterode's high (4m+) yet small-area spaces (typically ½-floor depth and 1 or 1½ window-bay width).

On this floor the first example, Hans' 1½ window-bay apt was the most developed of the larger apts I visited in the mid 1990s, with a glass-fronted mezzanine-room and a depth of accumulated complex personal use. In 2008 I visited only the floor's 'unnamed' apt which had undergone an ambitious re-development including an extension of its mezzanine over the Central-Stair's bridge foyer. This radical spatial 'break-out' into general circulation space is an analogue of Doratheé's on level-3 above. (The huge space at the south end has never been visited.)

                                                          

HARTCAMP: PLAN - LEVEL 2 ENCLAVE [hc-L2]
(Architect-Drawing 1986 / top is EEN) 

HARTCAMP: PLAN - LEVEL 2 ENCLAVE [hc-L2]
(Plan: Mikel v Gelderen 2006 / info 2008 / top is EEN) 

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ENCLAVE (in 1993)

HARTCAMP hc-L2 ENCLAVE: CENTRE PASSAGE FROM S END
(pic 8-93 / to N)

The enclave's centre access passage has apt doors each side. the open door is the communal kitchen [re: next pic]; just outside it is a shared telephone. At the far end is the enclave's entry door from the central stair/lift.

HARTCAMP hc-L2 ENCLAVE KITCHEN [E-side / S-end - 1 bay]
(pic 8-93 / to NE)

Apart from the expression of a need for 'aesthetic comfort' which affords it a 'domestic-personalness', this communal kitchen is very similar to L3-enclave's communal kitchen. 

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ENCLAVE (in 2008)

HARTCAMP hc-L2 ENCLAVE PASSAGE FROM NEAR N END
(pic 5-5-08 / to S)

HARTCAMP hc-L2 ENCLAVE PASSAGE FROM NEAR S END
(pic 5-5-08 / to NNW)

HARTCAMP hc-L2 ENCLAVE KITCHEN [E-side / S-end - 1 bay]
(pic 5-5-08 / to NW)

The kitchen is in the same 1-bay floor-location and almost unchanged in general arrangement. View towards the passage entry door.

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HARTCAMP hc-L2 ENCLAVE KITCHEN - S WALL
(pic 5-5-08 / to NNE)

HARTCAMP hc-L2 ENCLAVE KITCHEN
(pic 5-5-08 / to NE)

HARTCAMP hc-L2 ENCLAVE KITCHEN - STANDARD COMMERCIAL KITCHEN UNIT
(pic 5-5-08 / to SE)

HARTCAMP hc-L2 ENCLAVE KITCHEN - EVENING VIEW FROM E WINDOW
(pic 5-5-08 / to NE)

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HANS DE JONGE APT (1990 --) [hc-L2 / E-side N-end - 1½  bays]

HANS APT:
(pic 8-93 / to N)  

[NB: These photos were taken during my 3 day residence. Unfortunately the whole pattern of Hans' order is compromised by my couch towel].

A space 1½ window-bays wide (a structural anomaly), with a walled-in mezzanine. This apt is more differentiated spatially and more 'home-like' in its degree of investment in fittings, than the 'bed-sit' simplicity of many of the L2/L3 apts.

HANS APT:
(pic 8-93 / to NW)

 

HANS APT: S-HALF OF INNER SIDE - ENTRY & MEZZANINE
(pic 8-93 / to WWS)

 

HANS APT: VIEW FROM MEZZANINE PAST BOOK SHELVES
(pic 8-93 / to NE)

HANS APT: ON MEZZANINE
(pic 8-93 / to SSE)

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NADINE CARMIJN APT (1993-96) [hc-L2 / E-side centr - 1½  bays]

NADINE APT
(pic 8-93 / to SSW)
The apt is being reconditioned.

NADINE APT: UNDER MEZZANINE
(pic 8-93 / to NNW)
The apt is being reconditioned.

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(UNNAMED) APT (c1983 --) [recorded 1993 and 2008]

 

(UNNAMED) APT (in 1993)  [hc-L2 / W-side N-end - 1¼ bays]

 

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 8-93 / to EEN)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 8-93 / to WWS)

 

(UNNAMED) APT (in 2008)  [hc-L2 / W-side N-end - 1¼ bays plus N extension over hc-L2 bridge-foyer]  ... in process

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to NE)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to W)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to SSW)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to S)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to SE)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to SSE)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to SSW)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to E)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to SW)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to WWS)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to WWN)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to NNW)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to EES)

In the mezzanine extension over the bridge-foyer, looking back into the original living-space. It took Ed about 3 days to cut the access through the landing wall and three weeks to make the new mezzanine floor.

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to NNE)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to SW)

(UNNAMED) APT
(pic 5-5-08 / to SW)

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BRAD (c1988 to 1992)  [hc-L2 / W-side centre - 1 bay]

BRAD APT: NOW OCCUPIED BY A VISITOR
(pic 8-93 / to EEN)

Brad made this apt in c1988 & left in 1992, it is now temporarily occupied by Alfonso, a visitor.

BRAD APT: NOW OCCUPIED BY A VISITOR
(pic 8-93 / to W)

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REINHILDER APT (1992 --)  [hc-L2 / W-side S-end - 1 bay]

REINHILDER APT: TO COURTYARD WINDOW 
(pic 8-93 / to WWS)

REINHILDER APT: FROM WINDOW-END TO ENTRY
(pic 8-93 / to EEN)

REINHILDER APT: WINDOW-PLATFORM SIT-PLACE
(pic 8-93 / to NNE)

REINHILDER APT: WINDOW-PLATFORM FROM MEZZANINE
(pic 8-93 / to SW)

REINHILDER APT: MEZZANINE - BED
(pic 8-93 / to NW)

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< TETTERODE - p2:  PUBLIC-USE & WORK-SPACES < 
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< 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