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Jvantspijker : Loft Office

The Dutch agency Jvantspijker recently delivered the transformation of a steam plant in the former industrial area of ​​Delfshaven in Rotterdam. The volume every high has been subtly divided into two by a block mixing glass and wood houses a stylish meeting room. The project also serves as a pretext to offer a singular landscape offices.

Placed in the center of the room, the block gives all its originality to the offices in open space. The space, thanks to the plants and the color of the wood, becomes warm. An intervention which remains punctual but which benefits the whole place.

The idea of ​​the central location of the block came from the desire to maintain the scale and transparency of the existing volume. The central element has been conceived as a hybrid between a room, a wall and a piece of furniture. It divides, connects and offers space for multiple uses. In a continuous gesture, a wooden ribbon embodies the wall covering, then becomes the floor and the roof. The new element has taken advantage of the free height, adding an extra dimension to the use of space, it takes the form of a terrace located on the roof above the meeting room. A small side staircase leads to this garden which offers a space to relax.

The materialization and details of the design remained simple and frank. Only plywood and then lacquered wood and glass were used. Two steel columns find their supports in the corners of the meeting room. The raw and natural side of the wood contrasts with the frosted glass, which highlights the floating nature of the garden / roof. The meeting room is acoustically isolated from the rest of the open office space, providing space for private meetings, phone calls and a quiet space to work.

Photographs: René de Wit

For more information, visit the website Jvantspijker

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