Cantero Architecture


Renovation and interior design of the first floor of a traditional residential apartment located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, made up of an “Oak heart” sensitively touched by a metal-framed glass corridor.

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Project: Apartment renovation

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Client: Private customer

Area: 70 m2

Year: 2018

Photographs: Luuk Smits

The new space is organised around the “oak heart”, a big shared walk-in closet. The cubic core is sensitively touched by a metal-framed glass corridor, which contains the entrances to all the rooms, provides continuity and allows light to reach deep into the interior. Furthermore, the new design emphasises the connection with the exterior with a completely new opening at the back facade to the garden. In the bathroom, warm wood, blue ceramic handcrafted tiles and natural lava stone basins add a calming and peaceful touch to this room, allowing the residents to focus on their body wellness in a relaxing environment.


Multifunctional housing extension in a village in the north of Germany. The design consisted in an annexation of two traditional typological house structures. Constituting a small spontaneous collective.

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Together with the architect Jonathan Schuster, we worked in this extension of a family house in a town of Niedersachsen, Germany. The client asked for a multifunctional space to develop different activities from private to professional ones, as the base of her therapy sessions. Space that could also work as an autonomous property. According to the multifunctional purpose of the extension, each volume allows different functions; the pink one is the primary house were all basic necessities are covered - kitchen, dining room, bathroom and bedroom- and the green one is the multifunctional and social space prepared to be lived in, enjoyed and shared depending on the necessity. The new extension consists of the annexation of two traditional typological house structures that expand from the main house, constituting a small spontaneous collective. They have been designed to generate an outside terrace towards the garden with enough privacy to be enjoyed by different users.

Project: Housing extension

Location: Niedersachsen, Germany

Client: Private customer

Area: 70 m2

Year: 2018


Family house renovation of a historic heritage-listed building made up from the recovering of an old court building atmosphere, its slenderness and traditional essence.


Project: Housing renovation

Location: Bonn, Germany

Client: Private Customer

Area: 80 m2

Year: 2017

In collaboration with the architect Jonathan Schuster we have worked in the renovation of this historic heritage building in a village close to Bonn, Germany. The renovation was executed in two phases. This old L-shaped building was changed and extended by the previous owners years ago. Our decision was to recover the old court building atmosphere, its slenderness and traditional essence as much as possible from the exterior all the way to the interior design. Currently, the first phase of the project is finished and the second phase is in execution.

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