Carolien lives in an apartment from 1924 in Rotterdam with her 4 year old son Max. On her to do list is to improve the insulation. She wants to find a way to do that, while still respecting the character of the house, including the old style windows. She also wants to avoid using too much new material for the work.
On the other hand, her apartment has a wonderful rooftop that she shares with several neighbours and she is working on making that a common space for them all to use, with plants and vegetables. A place to connect with the people in the building. All of Carolien’s furniture is second hand, and her style is simple and minimalistic.