Contemporary bold colour scheme and outspoken geometry break the mold of typical Dutch rowhouse
Lagado Architects has completed a renovation of a typical Dutch townhouse in the center of Rotterdam.
“The aim for the interior design was to give this new build a similar outspoken character as usually found in renovation projects. The typical layout is upgraded with sliding doors and an open loft style top floor, enhancing the spatial quality of the house. The standard stairs are transformed into a vertical sculpture. The textured materialisation and bold color scheme add character and warmth to the sharp division between materials and geometric shapes. The garden is treated as the main asset of the house and the ground floor is designed for a view into this garden. Warm orange and pink tones in the living room complement the green of the garden and the blue scoria brick terrace. The blue and orange terrazzo tiles and bright pink sliding doors tie the blue kitchen cabinets back to the living room. The dedicated space for plants in the bar at the kitchen window and on top of the cabinets pulls the garden even further into the house. Complementing colours and textures, sharp divisions between materials and geometric shapes give this interior for a family home character and various atmospheres. The blue staircase links all the rooms of the house together and provides sneak peaks into each floor through triangular windows,” explain Maria Vasiloglou and Victor Verhagen, founders of studio