Located in a new residential development in Houthaven, west of Amsterdam Central Station in what used to be a cargo harbor on the river IJ, “Superlofts” is one of the first buildings to be completed and offers double height lofts of modernist sophistication by design practice studiomfd that residents can adapt to their needs by choosing their own layout, dimension, design and budget which is generally unheard of in residential developments.
Built next to the waterfront by a collective of architects called De Hoofden, the steel and glass building has been conceived as paradigm of collective living where residents can take advantage of the communal rooftop gardens, charging docks for cars and solar panels, smatly reflecting today’s sharing economy trend.
The ambitious redevelopment project now under way will completely transform the area into a sustainable and climate-neutral residential neighborhood, complete with 2.700 housing units of different architectural styles, schools, a hotel and a healthcare facility, spread out over seven car-free islands based on the original docking ports.
Superlofts was conceived by a collective of residents and perfectly embodies the ethos of the new neighbourhood. The 6 metre high lofts vary in size from 30 to 180 square metres but all share the same minimalist aesthetic of exposed concrete walls and floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views and generous daylight. As they are fully customisable, residents can select everything from the layout to the décor as well as choose between going at it alone or working with an architect such as studiomfd, whose immaculately designed lofts stand out with their minimalist elegance underpinned by a vibrant palette of vibrant colours and sleek materials.