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Casa F / PEÑA architecture

Casa F / PEÑA architecture

© Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman + 16

  • Contractor

    STV, Rotterdam
  • Advisor installations

    Hoffman Elektro BV, Bergambacht
  • Furniture made by

    Deba meubelen, Belsele, Belgium
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© Maarten Laupman
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Text description provided by the architects. Transforming a museum into house. In 2010 the former Kralings Museum at the Hoflaan was transformed into a luxury apartment building. The building consists of three apartments with a common entrance and a lift to the upper floors. The project Casa F involves the apartment on the second floor and contains 193 m2 with 25 m2 of outdoor space.

© Maarten Laupman
© Maarten Laupman

This apartment which was rendered in a "bare bones" condition had to be completely redesigned. The characteristic ceiling and beam structure had to remain as prominent components of the design. The maximum height of the ceiling is 6 meters.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

A staircase and an elevator give access to a corridor leading to the living room, the master bedroom, the guest bedroom, guest toilet and guest bath. The spacious living room and the master bedroom lie beneath the beams and the high ceiling. The master bedroom contains a spacious walk-in closet and also an attached bathroom with a shower, toilet and bidet.

© Maarten Laupman
© Maarten Laupman

The living room is open to a completely new kitchen with an adjoining utility room. At the rear a large area has been added to the living room for use as a "playroom." Folding doors in the living room give access to two small balconies, and the playroom provides access to a large balcony. All the closets in the bathrooms, kitchen, bedrooms, and the hallway have been designed by the architect who is also responsible for the decoration, furniture and lighting.

© Maarten Laupman
© Maarten Laupman

The decor involves the color black and wood.  This combination appears in many forms. For example, the black classic lounge chairs establish a relationship with the oak floor. Around the square, wooden dining table, eight black chairs are arranged.  Two black steel stools complement the teak in the kitchen and the black granite counter tops. All bookcases are made of walnut. The closets in the bedroom, including the walk-in closet, are made of oak. The oak floor has been given a double whitewash treatment to give it a lighter look.

© Maarten Laupman
© Maarten Laupman

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Cite: "Casa F / PEÑA architecture" 09 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769739/casa-f-pena-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884

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