What do you imagine when you hear about a penthouse apartment in Rotterdam? The designer of OMA Rem Koolhaas Surely you will be surprised. The building has a height of 143 m. The penthouse apartment is on the 43rd floor. Of course, the city itself is especially spectacular when viewed from this bird’s eye view. To make it a comfortable but always fascinating experience has been one of the main goals of the architects and designers working on it.
The open plan of living always looks modern
Penthouse with modern facade design made of glass
The whole 25m of the facade of this penthouse apartments are covered with glass from the outside. These panels are laid from floor to ceiling. Through this, the residents and visitors can enjoy a great view of the river Maas. In addition, we have a nice perspective on some of the other features of Roterdamer architecture.
This includes the Erasmus Bridge, the Markthal shopping center and the city center of Delft. The view extends even to the Hague.
In modern architecture, you always make the most of the location
Flowing lines in the interior
From the apartment one discovers that the Rotterdam cityscape is characterized by flowing lines. The river also contributes greatly to this. It was recorded in the design language of the interior design. We rediscover this in the wavy patterns on the ceiling and on the floor. Also a 20 m long curvy Walnusswand was put up. This is the framework for the comfortable 150 square meter living space. Despite the openness of the housing plan, there are plenty of corners and areas where you feel safe and comfortable.
Depending on the perspective, the penthouse appears more modern or more traditional
The protection of privacy
The installation of glass walls always carries the risk that one feels unprotected or uncomfortable through excessive openness. Different methods are used to protect the privacy of the inhabitants. The walls in the interior were covered with heavy wooden panels. This brings back the homely mood.
The fluid concept has been in one form or another throughout the world interior adopted. A wonderful example of this is the 8-meter-long kitchen island, which takes on the role of a bar counter at a certain moment.
In this modern interior, the white furniture appears as accents
Two apartments, a luxurious penthouse
Actually, this penthouse houses two independent apartments. One was designed as a large living area with a kitchen. The second apartment includes 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, jacuzzi and sauna. The bathroom is 6 meters long and has a view of the port of Rotterdam. The jacuzzi is located on the side of the bed in the master bedroom.
This penthouse construction concept clearly shows how modern living concepts can be fascinated and inspired by the environment. Life becomes a unique and incessant adventure. Basic ideas of such living concepts can also be realized in the public sphere.
The well-designed floor plan ensures maximum comfort
In the elevation we see the well considered modern interior
The optimal planning of the entrances and windows is of key importance in this penthouse
Modern kitchen design is just as wonderful for entertaining
The gray and white color palette looks ultramodern from some perspectives
Depending on the daylight different colors are brought to bear
The lighting makes the atmosphere particularly comfortable at night
Jacuzzi in the bedroom or how to understand modern luxury
The modern interior shows reviving contrasts between different neutrals
Another great perspective that shows the modern look of this penthouse
The brown curtains are an accent in this modern bedroom furniture
The interior design is aligned to the spectacular cityscape
The optimal distribution of the furniture is essential for this modern interior design
In this modern interior, the shapes of the furniture and the walls correspond to each other
Against a neutral background, the modern furniture is very good effect
In the modern interior decoration special attention was paid to the floor and ceiling design
The homely color palette was also included in the modern bathroom furniture