NDSM is a minimal home located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, designed by Alexandra Coxon. A new apartment building in Amsterdam North has been designed with an open-plan layout to meet the needs of its client’s lifestyle. Despite its compact size, the space has been thoughtfully arranged to give the illusion of more room. The design emphasizes the use of natural materials such as plaster, natural stones, metals, and linen, creating a celebration of raw materials. The walls have been hand-finished, and the interplay of light and shadow on the textured surfaces showcases the careful craftsmanship.

In the kitchen, simple and textured materials have been used to elevate the joinery, with full-height cabinetry lining the perimeter and keeping appliances out of sight. The minimalist approach continues upstairs in the tranquil bedrooms and bathrooms. The bathroom, in particular, has been designed with tactile finishes and custom joinery to create a feeling of openness and a calming aesthetic. The walls, floors, and joinery have been finished in a hand-rendered Tadelakt, combining traditional artisanal craftsmanship with a contemporary style. Despite a lack of natural light, the bathroom manages to evoke a sense of spaciousness and serenity.

Photography by Thomas De Bruyne