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Parksite by Doepel Strijkers & LEX Architects

By Magaly Grosso


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Parksite was created jointly by Doepel Strijkers and LEX Architects, and it is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Formerly an ambulance garage, the home has a spacious interior, with fun and modern accents.

Parksite by Doepel Strijkers & LEX Architects:

“This former ambulance garage in the centre of Rotterdam borders on a secluded park. Replacing the rear wall with a large glass window creates a direct relationship to it.

The dugout in the middle of the building generates height for a second level. A polycarbonate lightbox with integrated LED lights houses the bedrooms and spans the space above the living-kitchen.

Custom-made cupboard, kitchen and stairs finished in bright orange polyurethane, link the dugout to the entrance hall on the street side and the living room on the park side.

Loose blocks on the staircase form informal chairs or function as tables.

The suspended light box functions as a focal point in the movement from the front of the house to the garden. As one moves under the box, views of the park emerge, creating a sequential build up of spaces culminating in the breathtaking view of this green oasis.”


Photos courtesy of Doepel Strijkers & LEX Architects

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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