A loft in a former warehouse in the harbour of Rotterdam
In a former warehouse in the Barbour of Rotterdam a loft is manifested. The characteristic of the residence is its spaciousness, which stand because of a excess of space. To hold this quality, the program of the residence is placed into the space in two distinct elements. The two elements both have their independent materiality and are placed in the space on their own way.
The bedrooms are as one element half hollow into the floor. This is cladded in natural stone as an echo from the dock facing. Glass facade with sliding doors serves entrance to the daytime. In a way the bedrooms emerge as a house in the open space. The roof is like a podium for living. There is a built in kitchen and a whirlpool overlooking the harbor. This vortex is used as a wet chair.
Another element, children’s bedrooms were added. The functionality of this is enlarged by also making a latent cupboard inside. This element is placed in the open space in a way that the open cupboard in the wall runs behind it and the spaciousness remains. It is a tactile element, because of the clothed panels it gives it selves as a toy. The soft material at the same time absorbs the sounds in the space that just composes of hard materials.