Architecture · October 16, 2021 6


This Remodel Project Transformed An Old Sports Gym Into A Home

A remodeled gymnasium has been transformed into a modern home.


Architect Robbert de Goede has remodeled an old inner-city sports gymnasium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and transformed it into a modern home that includes a large open plan main floor.

The main floor, which has concrete floors, includes the living room with a fireplace on one side and a kitchen on the other.


The main floor of this remodeled gymnasium, which has concrete floors, includes the living room with a fireplace on one side and a kitchen on the other.

Also on the main level is a dining room, which is highlighted by a large rug and on the walls.

This Remodel Project Transformed An Old Sports Gym Into A Home

There are wood and matte black cabinets in the kitchen. The island has been designed to hold more stools, thus creating a more casual dining area.  


There are wood and matte black cabinets in this modern kitchen. The island has been designed to hold more stools, thus creating a more casual dining area.  There are wood and matte black cabinets in this modern kitchen. The island has been designed to hold more stools, thus creating a more casual dining area.

A smaller set of stairs, which can also be used as seating, leads to a secondary raised living room with a wall of shelving.


A smaller set of stairs, which can also be used as seating, leads to a secondary raised living room with a wall of shelving.A smaller set of stairs, which can also be used as seating, leads to a secondary raised living room with a wall of shelving.

Central to the home are the striking black stairs that lead up to the bedrooms and bathrooms. A huge tobacco plant was placed as a central and vertical piece.

The long railing of the stairs, the doors, and window frames on the walkway are all made from Yellow Cedar.


A remodeled gymnasium with a black staircase, 10 large skylights, black trusses, an open walkway and a large open plan main floor.A remodeled gymnasium with 10 large skylights, black trusses, an open walkway and a large open plan main floor.

Skylights bring the daylight inside, which is also lit with 100 LED-light fixtures.


A remodeled gymnasium with 10 large skylights, black trusses, an open walkway and a large open plan main floor.

Upstairs, there’s a variety of rooms, like the bedrooms, a large walk-in closet, and the bathrooms.

A modern walk-in closet with black cabinets, a central accessories island, and plenty of open shelving.


A modern bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and a long thin vanity with a trough sink.A modern bathroom with a long thin vanity, and a skylight.

A modern bathroom with hexagonal tiles and a freestanding bathtub hat looks out to the floor below.

Photography by Marcel van der Burg | Architect: Robbert de Goede | Construction: van Eden Bouwconstructies | Furniture production: Houtwerk | Lighting : Hazewindus | Contractor: VKV Restaurations