Utrecht studio EVA architecten transformed a former office and workshop into a modern light-filled loft in the Dutch city of 's-Hertogenbosch. The narrow home, titled Loft Sixty-Four, is slotted within a row of similarly skinny buildings constructed in the late 19th century. The contemporary interior design recalls the industrial chic loft spaces found in New York City per the request of the clients, who work in the fashion and retail sector.
The main goal of the renovation was to introduce daylight deep into the 200-square-meter home, which was a challenge given that the narrow building was 20 meters deep and only received light from the front and rear. To bring natural light into the formerly dark building, the architects punctuated the roof with three skylights and inserted light wells in the heart of the home. These open voids extend from the roof to the ground floor, allowing daylight to penetrate the middle of home.
The modern industrial-inspired interior features polished concrete floors, brick walls, industrial-style black steel, and white walls that emphasize the home’s open and spacious feel. An unexpected wooden volume inserted at the heart of the home lends a touch of warmth while creating a divider between spaces. The communal areas, including the living room, kitchen, and dining area are located on the ground floor, while the bedroom, study, and library are located above.
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