Dutch design studio Blom Interieurs has created playful interiors with cabinet bedrooms for Shift Structure Urbanism’s Domūs Houthaven residential complicated in Amsterdam.
The complicated, which accommodates 235 compact rental residences, was created to supply high-density dwelling, utilising house and supplies successfully.
Every house accommodates a bed room cabinet with built-in cabinets and under-bed drawers. The sleeping cabinet may be closed off from the dwelling house with perforated metal folding doorways.
“Shut the doorways and your entire house turns into your lounge; open them at night time and you’ve got an enormous bed room,” Shift Structure Urbanism associate Oana Rades instructed Dezeen.
Designed by Shift Structure Urbanism, particular person residences vary in measurement from 43 to 60 sq. metres, with colour-blocked modular models organized in accordance with the constructing’s flooring plan.
On the coronary heart of each house is a “smart-living core” – a central cell comprising a kitchen, field bed room, lavatory and cupboard space. By incorporating floor-to-ceiling storage, the studio maximised the house.
Blom Interieurs oversaw manufacturing and meeting of the “smart-living core” modules and the fastened furnishings within the frequent areas.
The bed room cabinet doorways had been essentially the most difficult side, the studio instructed Dezeen. “For such every day intensive use, the doorways needed to be sturdy and strong and on the identical time straightforward to function. Our answer was metal.”
The metal doorways, pale laminate flooring, untreated concrete ceilings and white partitions had been designed to distinction with the brightly colored furnishings and modular models.
In addition to their particular person residences, residents have entry to shared co-working, dwelling, cooking, utility and backyard areas. Shift Structure Urbanism designed the communal areas to encourage interplay between residents and “forestall loneliness”.
“The communal areas are designed to really feel homely, as an extension of 1’s personal non-public house,” stated Rades.
Constructed-in furnishings options all through the multifunctional dwelling space, including a wood-lined seating space that doubles as a bookcase.
Separating the dwelling and the co-working areas is a small kitchen unit lined in pastel-green ceramic tiles. A big tv sits in a picket cupboard that acts as a room partition whereas additionally offering additional storage and open shelving.
“4 massive items of furnishings act as room dividers, differentiating the big open house into smaller ones that really feel intimate,” Rades defined.
All through the challenge, the studio aimed to make use of a wide range of colors, patterns and supplies. Doorways and window frames in pastel tones match the curtains in every of the residences, whereas recessed window ledges present casual seating areas.
“[We used] a wealthy complementing materials palette with contrasting tactile and graphic look,” stated Rades.
“The fabric palette may be very numerous: from bamboo and wooden veneer to corrugated metal plates to ceramic tiles and terrazzo.”
A pavilion on the roof accommodates a communal kitchen that features as a cooking studio, with a central island clad in turquoise tiles and a contrasting lengthy crimson eating desk.
A speckled gray seating ledge runs under the wraparound glazing, which supplies views of the encircling space and skyline past.
Different latest tasks by Shift Structure Urbanism embody an adaptation of a historic Dutch monastery for ageing residents and the renovation of a derelict four-storey house in Rotterdam, changing brickwork with glazing to create two light-filled residences.
The pictures is by Pim High and Rob Lipsius.