The Houthaven is a harbor located by the IJ in the western harbor district in Amsterdam. The harbor, primarily used for inland shipping, was recently transformed into a whole new residential district, moored on seven artificial islands set into the IJ, just like the timber trade was once practiced at its shores. On the northern island a group of residents built Superlofts. A collective with six-meter high lofts designed to grow along with their needs as the years go by. Add on an extra room or would you prefer more open space to suit your changing family? That is perfectly possible. The industrial architecture offers maximum flexibility. There are shared roof gardens, charging stations and solar panels. Superlofts is a perfect fit for the social development of sharing more. As a resident you determine your own layout, size and styling. How you handle the construction costs for the loft is up to you. You can keep costs down by doing it yourself or you can choose to work with an architect.
盒子 | BOXES
In the high, empty room we hung two new boxes, connected by a staircase and a gallery. The first box and stairs create an intimacy in the open kitchen. Under the second box, a comfortable, low room appears to watch films or play the piano. Because every box has its own windows, the whole loft remains light and airy.
▼盒子结构悬挂在顶部，two boxes are hung above the room
▼盒子与楼梯在开放式厨房的位置形成了一个较为封闭的空间，the first box and stairs create an intimacy in the open kitchen
▼厨房和餐厅细部，kitchen and dining area
The living room is meters high, as is the open space which appears by the entrance hall because of the two boxes. Contemporary design and the richness of colors and materials which remain glossy thanks to the light, transport you into a mini trendy hotel. Light, spacious and unique.
▼入口玄关， entrance hall
▼从楼梯间俯瞰餐厅，dining area seen from the stair
Project name: Superloft Amsterdam
Photographer: Melanie Samat
Other: Martijn Frank Dirks (Lead Architect), Private Client
Products: Solid Floor, Ceramic Wall Tiles, Vintage Furniture, OSB spray painted, dining chairs: Fest Amsterdam, Table: Magis