Next to the design collection, Studio Frederik Roijé realises different interior design projects. Depending on the demands of the client, the studio offers design consulting, complete interior designs, and custom made furniture.
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Date - 2021
Location - Uitdam, The Netherlands
Photography - Onahazymorning.com
Frederik Roijé and Chris Collaris designed a house near a dike with a stunning lake view.
Situated less than ten minutes from Amsterdam, on an old dike along the Markermeer lake, is a small village in the municipality of Waterland called Uitdam.
Here designer Frederik Roijé and architect Chris Collaris have designed a family home. A house that fits within the contours of the historic buildings, but with unique contemporary features.
The archetype shape of the house, the wooden cladding and the details in the facade refer to the Waterland houses. The black color of the wood refers to the original black barns and haystacks in Waterland.
A large rectangular shape is merged with the house which benefits the space and living function. The element also provides new and contemporary characteristics to the house, especially at the lake side which makes the house unique.
Many glazed fronts are used to let in daylight. The large fronts literally open the house and connect the inside with the outside through interesting sight lines and an optimal view at the front and rear of the house.
The house is located at the village street and has two gardens, a plot located across the street called an 'overtuin’ plus next to and in front of the house. Allowing for clear line of sight from the dike to the street and further on to the overtuin.
A greenhouse provides privacy in the overtuin, but does not block the sight lines in the surroundings.
To enjoy the landscape as much as possible, the living space has been realized on the first floor, hovering above the level of the dike.
The ground floor contains, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a third toilet and the entrance to the house.
A staircase in the hall leads to the first floor which consists of one large open living space.
Big glass sliding doors gives access to a spacious loggia that provides a nice transition from inside to outside.
The living room has an open kitchen and cooking island. A seating area at the front has a fantastic view on the meadows. A wood stove provides extra atmosphere and has a central place.
The structure of the house has partly remained visible in the interior. Due to the rectangular element in the house, the living space has sides with a straight walls and ceiling. The space is high and amorphous spatial.
A large skylight provides more daylight in the central area of the first floor. An outside staircase gives easy access to the backyard and the dike.
An unambiguous and repetitive materialization characterizes the house. The pine wood of the roof construction is reflected in the stairs and fixed cupboards in the bedrooms. The window frames are all made of black painted mahogany. A concrete floor is applied throughout the whole house.
The house has a geothermal heat pump and solar panels on the roof which make the house future proof and energy efficient.
Personal quote of Chris Collaris: To make the atypical typical was the greatest challenge of this house, especially dealing with the history of the place. Sometimes things are for a reason, and sometimes you have to change things because of a very good reason. You can only make these kind of steps with people who are on the same page. Frederik has been an inspiration to me for years with his product designs which in my view are atypical typical as well. They are turning your mind on things you thought you already knew. House with a view does the same: despite the common logic of the site it opens up above the dike for a very good reason: to enjoy the unexpected at a great place.
Personal quote of Frederik Roijé: This house is for my own family. It is a sustainable and spacious home in a unique location where it is very nice to live. The atmosphere of the house fits in nicely with the appearance of my products. The lamps, chairs and tables from my collection look great in the house.
The experience of the seasons, the view, the water and nature are fantastic. This being only a few kilometers from the energetic capital.
Designing this object with Chris Collaris Architects is a unique educational experience and leaves you wanting more.
Date - 2015
Location - Amsterdams Zuid, The Netherlands
Photography - dutchphotography.nl
Art - Logan Hicks courtesy of Vroom & Varossieau Urban Contemporary Art
Frederik Roijé renovated and designed the interior of an 80 square meter city apartment in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The entire interior design has been reduced to the essence of lines, surfaces and volumes. The signature of Frederik Roijé is present in the entire apartment, and recognizable by its simplicity and functionality. The applied materials contribute to the high quality appearance of the home, and provide it with a timeless character.
The use of glass walls give the apartment clear lines of sight and maximize the spatial experience. Moreover, this provides each room with daylight. The coherence of the different living spaces is magnified by using one floor material for the entire home; oak wood.
The steel and glass facade is extended over the full width of the apartment, and makes the garden an extension of the living space.
In the design of the appartement different cabinets and storage units are integrated. As a contrast to the oak cupboards, the kitchen is equiped with a cooking island made of blasted stainless steel.
Client - SDU publishers
As the statepublisher, Sdu Uitgevers traditionally produced among other lawbooks, schoolbooks and statenewspapers. To present their realisations in this interior the cabinet forms the central idea. An interior exclusively existing out of piled tables dividing thus creating the space. Kabinets and seatingelement are created.
Date - 2002
Location - Laren, the Netherlands
Client - British Indigo
Based on the Long Legs cabinet we created an exclusive interior design for the British Indigo pilot store in Laren, the Netherlands. British Indigo launched in 2002 is a full collection of mens wear items. A wearable collection designed to fit ambitious, quality and consious men.
Client - Hotelplan
Hotelplan is one of the biggest travelangencies in the Netherlands. The agency is a subsidiary company to the OAD group. The interior design of the travel agency was created through its function. Travelling the world with Hotelplan, the world presents itself in the interior design.