Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Hofstate Leeuwarden in Netherlands by Borren Staalenhoef Architecten BV bna
May 17th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Borren Staalenhoef Architecten BV bna
Redesign of a former office building designed by Abe Bonnema realized in 1980 in the center of Leeuwarden. The office building is part of a larger complex with houses, shops and a passage that has since fallen into disuse.
One firm intervention in the building; Cutting open three floors makes it possible to revive a previously dark and dreary building. Around a bright interior space 23 apartments have been designed with a great diversity, both in size and layout.
A small central core with a minimal kitchen and bathroom are the fixed elements for a spatial design. It concerns rent apartments, especially for starters, ranging from 42 – 105 M2.
The concrete structure has been exposed and a minimal technical installation has been added. This creates a ‘loft’ interior that can be classified and adjusted according to the contemporary requirements and wishes of the tenants.
For the common areas and a one single apartment, the interior was also designed by Borren Staalenhoef Architects.