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Brouwersgracht Apartment / CUBE Architecten

  • 01:00 - 5 March, 2011
Brouwersgracht Apartment / CUBE Architecten
Brouwersgracht Apartment / CUBE Architecten, Courtesy of CUBE Architecten
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  • Architects

    CUBE Architecten & SOLUZ architecten
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of CUBE Architecten

From the architect. This distinctive loft is located on the first floor of a historic warehouse on the Brouwersgracht in the centre of Amsterdam. The apartment is designed by Remco Wilcke of CUBE architecten and his partner Marloes van Heteren of SOLUZ. When they found the monument it was still in use as a warehouse, as two separate long and dark rooms of 100m2 each. They bought the place and hoped the council would let them change the status to 'dwelling', which they did after all the plans were submitted.

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Courtesy of CUBE Architecten

So in 2008 the old warehouse has been completely transformed to a 200m2 luxury loft. The wall between the two rooms has been opened up, and in the architecture a contrast has been sought between preserving the historic beams and floors, and minimalistic new additions. The new additions such as kitchen and bathroom would be clearly identifiable as such in terms of materiality and form.Because it is a deep and relatively low space, and letting daylight in is therefore very important, an open floor plan is chosen.

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Courtesy of CUBE Architecten

The open floor plan also fits the idea of the autonomous designed additions to the ancient monument. The bathroom is the central element in the house situated at the intersection of public and private. The rounded translucent bathroom-wall consists of nearly 1,000 very special glass blocks and acts as a subtle light-object at night next to the dining table. They actually are IKEA vases that are painted white from the inside, and glued together with transparent glue.

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Claudia Totir · June 17, 2012

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noc noc · March 14, 2011

Another old warehouse transformed into a Loft in Amsterdam. http://fb.me/SGhNI99D

Nicholas Patten · March 08, 2011

Brouwersgracht Apartment. http://bit.ly/ehv4Kp

linetrio · March 07, 2011

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CUBE architecten · March 07, 2011

Very nice to see here, but I would like to stress that it is as much a project by architect Marloes van Heteren of SOLUZ (www.soluz.nl) as it is of CUBE, as I see she is not mentioned in the projectinfo.

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mac · March 06, 2011

Approved!

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elli · March 06, 2011

i´d add so more spotlights to ensure theres enough brightness in this room..maybe i wd even enlight the ceiling more..
but all in all this is a very nice place! just look at those floor tiles.. epic !

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