Casa K is a Former Rotterdam Museum Turned Apartment Complex

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Jan 8, 2014 • References: pena-architecture & mymodernmet
Peña Architecture is the studio behind 'Casa K,' a renovation project of a former Museum in Rotterdam. The finished product is a luxurious apartment complex, featuring three separate residences that share an entryway and elevator.

The architects focused on creating a modern aesthetic without comprising the historical elements of the building (which is also protected by the city's preservation stipulations). The focal point of the complex is a walnut cube surrounded by open glass that functions as a staircase leading from the ground to top floor.

The innovative walnut staircase structure is contrasted with steel railings, aluminum kitchen appliances and darker, wooden bookshelves. The bare white walls offer a clean and simplistic touch and allow the art on the walls to become a central focus. Stats for Luxurious Modernized Museum Complexes Trending: Older & Mild
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