Design for Expats

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As a foreign resident in the Netherlands wishing to build or change your home, you are looking for an experienced full service architect with local knowledge and contacts to regional builders and contractors.

I am Dutch and speak English and German fluently, as well as French. I lived in the UK and in Germany for several years working as an architect and have served various foreign clients with specific wishes. I live and work in Amsterdam, married to an American architect.

Besides my communicative skills, I understand your needs that may well differ from Dutch conventional solutions. I have worked both on luxury high-end homes and modest ones, utilizing different combinations of materials. In Dutch cities, space may be limited and you want to make the most of it, creating a special place to call home.

Since you may not know the local market and regulations and since you may have limited time available, you need a party you can trust with your budget and planning. I know reliable builders and contractors I have worked with before. I collaborate with interior architects and other advisors in a team where useful.

I can meet you, and do a quick scan in order to help you make a decision about a property. After that, I can prepare an itemized proposal for my design tasks and customize it to your wishes. Where necessary, I can propose and coordinate other advisors such as structural engineers or landscape architects.

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  1. Hello.
    I am Mr. Koo, living in Amstelveen from South Korea about 10 years ago. Sorry. Ik kan niet spreken Nederlands.
    I am seriously interested in building a new house in Watercirkel 370, Amstelveen (not totally new since there is an existing building but I consider a full reconstruction, for my family residential purpose.)
    I am not familiar with a language/regels/vergunning/bestemmingsplan/etc.
    I would like to know which kind of service you provide per a phase, and what I must pay for that service per a phase, and what can be my benefits.
    Any email reply or a direct call would be appreciated.
    Stay safe! Dank u wel en Beste Wensen!
    Cha Koo 0646158734

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