The busy city of Rotterdam is filled with small living spaces, smartly designed. Due to the municipality’s idea of revitalizing the pre-war buildings, many small apartments have suffered “overnight makeovers”, borrowing glimpses of the urban core. The industrial landscape served as an inspiration for the urban homes. The Vertical Loft is one of the most recent residential projects completed by Shift Architecture Urbanism, fitting the description. Located in the busy center of Rotterdam, the ingenious dwelling spreads on three levels, all connected through steel staircases, of industrial inspiration. An oversized library, now this is the interesting part! Speading vertically on all three floors, one can access the books while climbing the stairs.
The narrow frame facilitated a customized home design. The interior is quite pleasant despite the choice of bringing concrete floors and steel details inside. Minimalism is one of the obvious trends adopted. The house embraces an opened space concept, so you keep a track of everything by simply spinning… on the staircases. The loft is adorned with simple elements of design and it offers vertical circulation. The three levels have different atributions. The main floor is reserved for dining, the second floor for work and relaxation and the top floor accommodates the bedrooms. Beautiful and minimalist, the Vertical Loft is a a great solution and an example of smart design.
There are a few specific styles and themes which come alive in the bedroom with the addition of a green tinge. The first that comes to mind is here is the exotic tropical style. Whether you wish to combine a hint of tropical charm with modern aesthetics or want to create a guest bedroom that is full of tropical flair, green is the color to turn to. A splash of bright or mossy green can turn your boring bedroom into a fun and playful space that reminds of your recent holiday trip to a stunning tropical getaway. Another look that revels in green is the beach style and you can replace the traditional white and blue blend with white, green and a hint of orange to create a unique and exquisite bedroom.
Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.