contemporary kitchen / cement / island
A loft? A house? A loft house!
The task seemed almost made for the architect Frederik De Smet: to design an open-plan, loft-like house with minimalist architectural language throughout and a place to cook and dine as the central feature. Upon completion, he would have loved to move in himself.
The new build architect-designed house uses a skilful interplay of interconnected rooms and colours, with the central ‘empty space’ on the ground floor giving an open and relaxed feel to the interior.
"In all of my drawings, the interior was an integral part of the overall design. The inside is an extension of the architecture.”
Frederik De Smet attaches particular importance to the connected feel of all elements. No single object can ‘stand out’ intrusively or disturb the overall sense of minimalism. To meet this requirement, all fixed furnishings were custom designed and produced with the help of a carpenter. Even the kitchen area follows this stringency.