Loft, riverside IJ Amsterdam | Jeroen de Nijs

Even from the shower and the bath you have an amazing view over the IJ-river.. Amsterdam / Netherlands

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Loft on the IJ
The apartment is located on the north side, on the 6th floor of this building complex. With an extraordinary view over the IJ where you see major shipping pass by 24/7 that seem to be going in slow-motion.  With the most fantastic skies that a medieval painter would envy.


This tough, industrial place with a panoramic view forms the starting point in the design.
The airframe on the north side is completely provided with large windows. There is a sliding door on the east side of the terrace. At this place the kitchen, with large kitchen island,  is situated. At beautiful days the kitchen island can serve as bar. The three residents (two adults with a small child) require 2 bedrooms with the possibility to quite simply add a 3rd bedroom that can serve as guestroom.
The challenge of this project was to get the vastness of the river IJ and the environment  inside.  There is an open floorplan created as in a loft apartment. The solution was to separate the various functions of each other with a grand gesture.  The sleeping quarters are functionally separated with some cabinets  from the other living areas. The space between the living room and the other features is made so wide that it does not feel like a corridor and that it gives you access to all the cabinets. These cabinets do not reach to the ceiling and long sight lines enhance the spaciousness of this loft.


The raw environment of shipping and the industrial harbor area is reflected in the cement screed which is left exposed. The floor is lightly sanded and treated with oil to make it feel more comfortable. In contrast to this all cabinets are finished with luxurious walnut veneer. Because of the floor height sliding wall there is a possibility to create some privacy for any guests. From every room the free view of the IJ is optimezed. Even from the shower and bath in the bedroom.

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    Loft on the IJThe apartment is located on the north side, on the 6th floor of this building complex. With an extraordinary view over the IJ where you see major shipping pass by 24/7 that seem to be going in slow-motion.  With the most fantastic skies that a medieval painter would envy. This tough, industrial place with a panoramic view forms the starting point in the design.The airframe on the north side is completely provided with large windows. There is a sliding door on the east side...

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    • Status Completed works
    • Type Apartments / Interior Design / Custom Furniture / Lighting Design / Lofts/Penthouses / Furniture design / Product design
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