Industrial And Mid-Century Modern Loft In An Old Barn

This industrial loft is located inside a couple of old barns renovated and transformed into edgy modern spaces

This industrial loft is located inside a couple of old barns renovated and transformed into edgy modern spaces

These buildings in Amsterdam, formerly a pair of barns intended for crop storage, have been transformed into modern, loft-like living spaces. Located just north of the IJ river in the neighborhood of Amsterdam Noord. Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten lead the design on these charming homes.

The buildings went through several metamorphoses over the years, with additions and outbuildings being added on to the main building as needs changed. Both buildings were stripped back to the original shells before renovation began.

The large open-plan rooms allowed for high ceilings and loft-living spaces. The new floors were plastered cement-screed, and the original ceilings were kept, exposed for additional character. Brick walls were whitewashed, and the pitched roofs were given addition support with black steel columns, in keeping with the industrial aesthetic. The interiors remind of a whimsy mix of industrial, rustic and mid-century modern styles that look rather harmonious together.

At the request of one of the clients, two photographers, a photography studio was incorporated into the design. The photography studio features clerestory windows with natural light, providing a natural viewing area for the work. A window in the interior wall allows a view from the master bedroom into the studio.

The interiors feature a whimsy mix of industrial, rustic and mid-century modern styles that perfectly blend with each other

The interiors feature a whimsy mix of industrial, rustic and mid-century modern styles that perfectly blend with each other

As the clients are photographers, they wanted a photo studio with proper light for work, and they got it

As the clients are photographers, they wanted a photo studio with proper light for work, and they got it

The outdoor spaces are welcoming and inviting, full of greenery, which can be seen through the windows of the house

The outdoor spaces are welcoming and inviting, full of greenery, which can be seen through the windows of the house

The kitchen has pure white tiles, exposed pipes and a unique concrete countertop imitating brick clad

The kitchen has pure white tiles, exposed pipes and a unique concrete countertop imitating brick clad

The living room has modern and mid-century furniture in calm and dusty shades, an exposed wooden ceiling and large glazings make it stand out

The living room has modern and mid-century furniture in calm and dusty shades, an exposed wooden ceiling and large glazings make it stand out

The dining space has a bold green table and mid-century modern chairs

The dining space has a bold green table and mid-century modern chairs

The stairs are industrial, and there are a lot of exposed pipes everywhere that bring that edgy industrial touch

The stairs are industrial, and there are a lot of exposed pipes everywhere that bring that edgy industrial touch

Vintage and mid-century modern glass cabinets look whimsy in an industrial space, and a window wall brings much light in

Vintage and mid-century modern glass cabinets look whimsy in an industrial space, and a window wall brings much light in

One of the guest rooms done in calm blue shades, exposed wooden beams look great

One of the guest rooms done in calm blue shades, exposed wooden beams look great

Most of inner spaces are connected with outside as there are several patios

Most of inner spaces are connected with outside as there are several patios

Source: freshome