Dutch design studio Blom Interieurs has created playful interiors with bed room cabinets for Shift Structure Urbanism’s Domūs Houthaven residential complicated in Amsterdam.
The complicated, which incorporates 235 compact rental residences, was created to offer high-density residing, utilising house and supplies successfully.
Every house incorporates a bed room cabinet with built-in cabinets and under-bed drawers. The sleeping cabinet will be closed off from the residing house with perforated metal folding doorways.
“Shut the doorways and your entire house turns into your front room; open them at evening and you’ve got an enormous bed room,” Shift Structure Urbanism accomplice Oana Rades informed Dezeen.
Designed by Shift Structure Urbanism, particular person residences vary in dimension from 43 to 60 sq. metres, with colour-blocked modular items organized in accordance with the constructing’s flooring plan.
On the coronary heart of each house is a “smart-living core” – a central cell comprising a kitchen, field bed room, lavatory and cupboard space. By incorporating floor-to-ceiling storage, the studio maximised the house.
Blom Interieurs oversaw manufacturing and meeting of the “smart-living core” modules and the mounted furnishings within the widespread areas.
The bed room cabinet doorways have been probably the most difficult facet, the studio informed Dezeen. “For such each day intensive use, the doorways needed to be sturdy and strong and on the similar time straightforward to function. Our resolution was metal.”
The metal doorways, pale laminate flooring, untreated concrete ceilings and white partitions have been designed to distinction with the brightly colored furnishings and modular items.
In addition to their particular person residences, residents have entry to shared co-working, residing, cooking, utility and backyard areas. Shift Structure Urbanism designed the communal areas to encourage interplay between residents and “forestall loneliness”.
“The communal areas are designed to really feel homely, as an extension of 1’s personal personal house,” mentioned Rades.
Constructed-in furnishings options all through the multifunctional residing space, including a wood-lined seating space that doubles as a bookcase.
Separating the residing and the co-working areas is a small kitchen unit lined in pastel-green ceramic tiles. A big tv sits in a wood cupboard that acts as a room partition whereas additionally offering additional storage and open shelving.
“4 giant items of furnishings act as room dividers, differentiating the massive open house into smaller ones that really feel intimate,” Rades defined.
All through the undertaking, the studio aimed to make use of a wide range of colors, patterns and supplies. Doorways and window frames in pastel tones match the curtains in every of the residences, whereas recessed window ledges present casual seating areas.
“[We used] a wealthy complementing materials palette with contrasting tactile and graphic look,” mentioned Rades.
“The fabric palette may be very numerous: from bamboo and wooden veneer to corrugated metal plates to ceramic tiles and terrazzo.”
A pavilion on the roof incorporates a communal kitchen that features as a cooking studio, with a central island clad in turquoise tiles and a contrasting lengthy crimson eating desk.
A speckled gray seating ledge runs beneath the wraparound glazing, which supplies views of the encircling space and skyline past.
Different latest tasks by Shift Structure Urbanism embody an adaptation of a historic Dutch monastery for ageing residents and the renovation of a derelict four-storey residence in Rotterdam, changing brickwork with glazing to create two light-filled residences.
The images is by Pim High and Rob Lipsius.
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