the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Renovation
  4. The Netherlands
  5. Global Architects
  6. 2014
  7. RE-USE / Global Architects

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

RE-USE / Global Architects

  • 01:00 - 17 October, 2014
RE-USE / Global Architects
RE-USE / Global Architects, © Mirko Merchiori
© Mirko Merchiori

© Mirko Merchiori © Mirko Merchiori © Mirko Merchiori © Mirko Merchiori + 12

© Mirko Merchiori
© Mirko Merchiori

Text description provided by the architects. The renovation of the top floor of this Dutch mansion was a challenging one since the goal was to restore the traditional function of the rooms in an efficient and contemporary way without compromising the overall spatial experience. The main section of the apartment consists of a large space that contains the living room and the dining room. Two minimalist style built-in closets are centrally positioned alongside both walls and provide the total amount of requested storage space, including a hidden fridge, storage for the laundry machine and a bookcase. A clear division in functionality and the recovery of the proportions of the rooms have been accomplished without diminishing the sensation of the abundant presence of space. Daylight penetrates from both sides the complete depth of the interior and the ceiling hovers unhindered over the entire space.

© Mirko Merchiori
© Mirko Merchiori

The bricks of a section of the wall in the dining room as well as the concrete structure of the original fireplace have been revealed and contrast beautifully with white stucco interior finishing.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Additionally, throughout the whole interior industrial elements such as stainless steel kitchen cupboards, a stove of corten steel and raw grain wooden boards have been incorporated.

© Mirko Merchiori
© Mirko Merchiori

­The result is a complete living experience which combines the ideals of the early 20th century bourgeoisie with contemporary high-tech and industrial design features, topped off with a comfortable indoor environment provided by the application of sustainable building principles.

© Mirko Merchiori
© Mirko Merchiori

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "RE-USE / Global Architects" 17 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/552714/re-use-global-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884