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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Laura Alvarez Architecture

Dutch firm laura alvarez architecture has completed the renovation and interior design of a two-floor apartment in Amsterdam. The building is catalogued as a national monument. Architect Alvarez says: The main idea was to transform the dark and claustrophobic existing apartment into a bright loft and at the same time bring into view special elements of the ancient building.

A 70 m2 living area is located on the first floor. It is conceived as a continuous space capable to host different living activities without dividing them into different rooms. A light steel staircase creates a transition between cooking and dining area.

A series of satin-glass walls have been introduced in the upper floor to bring natural light into the lower level and the bathroom.

An oak gray-painted window bench provides a seat to enjoy the beautiful view towards the Amsterdam channels. It is also thought as storage cabinets.

A nut-wood sliding door gives the possibility to close off the entrance hall from the living space.
Apartment Singel by Laura Alvarez Architecture