Manufacturing unit Residences / Elephant

Manufacturing unit Residences / Elephant

Factory Apartments / Elephant - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade

A brand new perform for the constructing and the façade. The previous Fluor workplace constructing in Haarlem was designed in 1972 with the concept it may accommodate any future perform, making it simply marketable. This forward-thinking proved to be a sustainable funding that we at the moment are reaping the advantages of. The constructing boasts an outsized scale, with a footprint of 80 by 37 meters and ceilings reaching 3.6 meters excessive. Again then, the open construction with expansive mushroom columns and spans was ultimate for small workplace cubicles, whereas the repeating column construction within the façade provided a way of enclosure. Now, the constructing has been stripped, with the cubicles changed by loft residences. This transformation utterly altered the perform of the inside and the façade: from work to residing, from enclosure to openness, and from overview to large view.

Factory Apartments / Elephant - Exterior Photography

As an alternative of adapting the constructing for by means of residences surrounding an inside courtyard, the choice was made so as to add additional house to the residences. This alternative saved the necessity for a second thermal pores and skin and allotted extra price range for a high-quality façade. In instances of excessive demand for residing house, we fastidiously selected to retain the ground space. With the extra house, the loft residences had been offered beneath market worth, offering future residents with more room, freedom in structure, and decreased prices.

Factory Apartments / Elephant - Interior Photography, Bedroom, Windows, Column
Factory Apartments / Elephant - Interior Photography, Windows, Door
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Casco Lofts: House for creativity and adaptability. The construction has been remodeled right into a residential constructing that includes spacious loft residences. Among the many 96 lofts, 30 are totally casco and freely adaptable. Provisions have been made to position the kitchen, rest room, and bed room at any location. Along with the long run residents, Elephant designed the structure. This has resulted in 30 distinctive loft residences completely tailor-made to the versatile residing choice of the residents. No two lofts are equivalent. With a lot house, the probabilities are countless: not solely by way of inside design and structure but in addition of their utilization. Residing, working, and taking part in can coexist inside the constructing – there are not any boundaries, solely freedom.

Factory Apartments / Elephant - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade

We wished the excess of house within the present constructing to be skilled inside the inside of the loft residences. For this goal, we stripped the constructing all the way down to its core whereas leaving the construction intact. The columns stay unobstructed by room dividing partitions or structure, standing as structural ornaments showcased inside the residence. Within the lofts, you might encounter the mushroom columns sporadically in the lounge, bed room, or rest room. By inserting the brand new façade exterior the prevailing building, the façade columns are left uncovered, preserving the traces of the unique constructing.

Factory Apartments / Elephant - Interior Photography
Factory Apartments / Elephant - Interior Photography, Door, Windows, Glass, Column

A purposeful new façade. The brand new bay window façade shouldn’t be solely purposeful but in addition important for the spacious loft residences. Giant glass bays, stretching from flooring to ceiling, carry ample daylight deep into the residing house and will be simply totally opened. The lofts perform like convertibles. On the bottom flooring, the bay home windows fold inward for shelter and create out of doors house. From the primary flooring, the façade step by step folds additional outward, including additional house to the residence and broadening the view from inside. Symmetrical and asymmetrical bays contribute to the flexibility of the structure, whereas the outside performs with an interaction of transparency and reflection.

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Factory Apartments / Elephant - Exterior Photography, Windows

Decentralized entrances. With the addition of 4 new decentralized entrances, there at the moment are 8 distinctive nook loft residences accessible on every flooring. Every nook residence is dual-oriented and has a personal entrance, offering residents with a way of exclusivity and privateness. The central corridor is accessible from all sides of the constructing. With a complete of 8 entrances, the constructing contributes to a vibrant and dynamic surroundings. Moreover, every entrance offers entry to a communal rooftop backyard, the place residents can collect and revel in a shared out of doors house.