X

Casa K: Transformation of museum to a house in The Netherlands

Casa K-01-PENA Architecture

We just received picture of the project Casa K, the transformation of a museum to a house, completed in 2013 by PEÑA Architecture in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Here is a description of the project from the architects, “The former Kralings Museum at the Hoflaan has been transformed starting in 2010 into a luxury apartment building. The building contains three apartments with a communal entrance and an elevator that offers access to the upper floors. The Casa K project involves the street level apartment which consists of two layers: a ground floor of 195 square meters and a basement of 90 square meters. The apartment has a garden of over 600 square meters.

A new design for the project Casa K has been developed for the two levels using and adapting the existing installation structure in the building. The design challenge was to turn the windowless basement and the ground floor into one unified space while still adhering to the city’s preservation requirements pertaining to the Hoflaan area. In addition, the architect had to design the interior including all the closets in the office, bedroom and storage room. The kitchen is fully customized based upon collaboration between the architect and the client. A lighting plan has been designed, and materials and colors for the whole house have been chosen.

Casa K-02-PENA Architecture

The key element of the design is a walnut cube which begins on the ground floor and protrudes through the first floor living room where the cube forms a raised platform. In the living room, the cube is surrounded by walkable glass. The cube determines by its size and position the division of the space and therefore provides a clear distinction between the front and rear parts of the living room.

Casa K-03-PENA Architecture

The raised platform in the living room is suitable for various applications such as seating or lounging. The stairs to the cube give access to the basement where a small bathroom is built into the cube. The glass around the cube in the living room allows daylight to penetrate the basement. Three small windows in the street facade provide additional natural light.

Casa K-04-PENA Architecture

Walnut is employed for the cube as well as for the cooking island and the office. The combination of walnut with the color black is an integral element in the apartment. Thus, the handrail is made out of black painted steel, like the kitchen door. In the kitchen and the hallway, black fittings are used.

Casa K-05-PENA Architecture

Casa K-06-PENA Architecture

Casa K-07-PENA Architecture

Casa K-08-PENA Architecture

Casa K-09-PENA Architecture

The closets in the house are of different colors. In the kitchen, the cabinets are finished in an aluminium color. The bookshelves in the reading area are in dark grey stained wood.

Casa K-10-PENA Architecture

MORE INSPIRATION

Casa K-11-PENA Architecture

Casa K-12-PENA Architecture

Casa K-13-PENA Architecture

Casa K-14-PENA Architecture

Casa K-15-PENA Architecture

Casa K-16-PENA Architecture

Casa K-17-PENA Architecture

Casa K-18-PENA Architecture

Photos: Cornelie de Jong

 Casa K-19-PENA Architecture

Casa K-20-PENA Architecture

Casa K-21-PENA Architecture

MORE INSPIRATION

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz