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Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam South

century old home receives unthinkably radical renovation...

Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam South

To design a property of rare individuality is certainly tough these days… we’ve seen countless split level interiors, thousands of clever façades and enough uses of narrow spaces to last us a life time, but when all 3 of these à la mode trends are fused with such outlandish flair, we’re understandably blown away. Studio Rolf.fr and Zecc Architects have achieved something truly unique with this renovation of a 100 year old, neglected Rotterdam home. Empty for almost 30 years, the building has been entirely gutted, virtually creating an entire new house within its walls, whilst the façade – masonry, frames and windows – has been blacked out, with newly created windows piercing the exterior with a perplexing characteristic. The designers play with the space and traditional convention inside – leaving out elements such as railings, doors and banisters to create mischievous voids, achieving unique spaces that offer a flowing, relaxed semblance to the house. Challenging, daringly different and consummately executed, the Black Pearl is as rare, individual and sublime a renovation as you may ever see…

Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam
Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam
Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam
Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam
Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam
Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam
Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam
Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam
Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam
Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam
Black Pearl House and Workshop, Rotterdam

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