Loft Geeraert / dmvA

© Frederik Vercruysse

Architects: dmvA
Location: Elsene, , Belgium
Project Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Astrid Geens, Valerie Lonnoy
Constructional engineer: UTIL
Built area: 182 m2
Completion: 2009
Photography: Frederik Vercruysse

An old school building.
Two class rooms with mezzanines.
One colour; yellow.
Yellow painted floors, walls and ceiling.
Yellow layered glass.
Yellow light, yellow bath, yellow sink.
Yellow towels and toothbrush.
All yellow.

© Frederik Vercruysse

Yellow connects, structures and creates an

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      maybe it´s kind of a women´s issue – can´t stand the industrial athmo without some serious spring color !

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      the project is in Belguim ….they dont have any sun …so they have high depression rates .mayb owner wants some Over delighted atmosphere similar to a sunny day

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    I think there are some fun things in this loft. For example the big glass door. Secret passage when closed, but connects the two rooms when open. Im also curious about how the users react to the open relation between the dining and the bathroom.

    The colour is interesting at first, but might later feel like yellow sunglasses you can never take off.

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    Maybe the clients brief was ‘I want to feel like I’m living in an un-flushed toilet bowl.’ If so they have done brilliantly well.

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    Haven’t seen conceptual detailing of this fortitude for a long time. Well done.

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    The yellow seems odd but something as atmospheric as light like that is also difficult to convey in photos. It might have a much different feel in person.

    The large mirrored door, however, is undeniably sweet.

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