Apartment by Architect Laura Alvarez
Description Project, Apartment by Architect Laura Alvarez.
Dutch architect Laura Alvarez transformed a dark, dingy, two-storey apartment in Amsterdam into this bright, light-infused loft space we’d die for. Charged with getting “rid of the dark, claustrophobic feel of the old apartment and introduce a bright loft atmosphere,” Alvarez got to work, which involved gutting the space, removing existing walls and redefining this home as a whole. The resulting space features an open-concept, 70m2 main-floor footprint with a central “floating” staircase that is as much appreciated for its practical purposes as for its sleek style, leading up to the private bedroom level. Here, two bedrooms separated by a central ensuite offer a sweet retreat from the living and entertaining areas below. The loft’s chic, minimalist aesthetic is made to soothe the soul while still satisfying the most demanding style cravings.
Architect Laura Alvarez
photo credit: Ewout Huibers