The creative team behind EVA architecten renovated a former office in ‘s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, and converted it into a spacious contemporary loft. The 2,153-square-foot (200-square-meter) Loft Sixty-Four is a minimalist crib with noticeable industrial influences. The central metal staircase ascends against a brick wall, setting the stage for a raw and unique look. White walls add to the spacious feel of the interiors.
The functional elements such as bathroom, storage room and kitchen are grouped in one large timber volume. This volume also connects the two levels. “Because the wooden volume is placed in the center of the house, the space gets separated but the experience of space remains,” the architects explained.
The biggest challenge of the project was overcoming the lack of natural light inside a building with a depth of 20 meters (approximately 66 feet) that only has windows at the front and rear.
To solve this, architects inserted three skylights and multiple voids that allow daylight to penetrate deep into the home. “The voids provide glimpses between the various residential functions themselves,” the architects added. “From the bathroom you can look through one of the voids into the sky.” Photography by Sebastian van Damme.