Double glazing

Crystal print on glass
Van Noordstraat 9, Amsterdam
Realisation: 2011
Commissioner: The Key
Art Advisor: Wiseguys

Commissioned by the housing foundation The Key, Abbink x de Haas Architectures renovated three buildings dating from 1901 on a distinctive corner of the Spaarndammerstraat. Studio Wessels Boer was asked to come up with a design for the windows of the middle facade, behind which stands a central staircase.

In daylight a window ordinarily acts as a mirror. At night, as interior lights switch on, the flat fa