Andrew Michler

Black Pearl House: Stunning Dutch Renovation is Harmoniously Eclectic

by , 05/06/11

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The new windows are placed in a contemporary style, but the originals are left intact and painted black. The disorientation continues with the entire side of the building, which is covered in artificial turf. The original lath has been reinserted into the ceilings, and other interesting ceiling details pop up everywhere. The top floor holds a day-lit office and a more subdued rest space that is wrapped in lath strips. Another staircase leads to the roof, which provides dynamic views of the city. A small greenhouse and a garden create a sunny retreat. Living up to its, name the Black Pearl House is a very rare discovery in a plain block of uniform townhouses.

+ Studio Rolf.fr

+ Zecc Architects

Via Coolboom

Photographs Frank Hanswijk

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