Station House, London
London, United Kingdom
Nestled in the historic Highbury conservation area, an extraordinary architectural transformation took place as an old warehouse was reborn into a luxurious apartment. This ambitious project involved converting a two-floor residential unit situated below street level, a task that presented unique challenges and opportunities.
A remarkable discovery added a layer of intrigue to this conversion. The apartment's defining feature, the square arches that graced its interior, unveiled a fascinating history. These arches were remnants of the original Canterbury Station, which once bridged over bustling railway tracks. While the upper part of the station met its fate in the 1960s, the lower section remained intact, concealed within the apartment's walls.
Inspired by the historical significance of these arches, a transformative design solution was conceived. The roof of one of these square arched spaces was delicately opened, giving birth to an internal lightwell. This architectural innovation flooded the previously dimly lit space with an abundance of natural light, breathing new life into the apartment.
The result? A luxury apartment that seamlessly melds historical significance with modern elegance, a testament to the magic that can be woven into architectural transformations.Projekt ansehen
Restaurant Huize Germeaux
Restaurant Huize Germeaux's makeover was brought to life with kreon designer lighting, adding sophistication to its interior. Precision fixtures like kreon ato 80 single and holon 40 directional highlight art and décor, while wall-mounted kreon side in-line 40 luminaires provide an attractive glow on the ceiling. kreon holon 40 pendant luminaires add elegance to the bathrooms. The standout features are the suspended kreon kagi 16 profiles adorned with kreon holon 40 stone on-kagi and kreon holon 40 on-kagi fixed modules, creating a captivating interplay of light and shadow. The creative kreon kagi wall-mounted profile with circular albast variations enhance the restaurant's ambiance, showcasing the seamless blend of culinary delight and aesthetic elegance through innovative lighting design.Projekt ansehen
Apartment Paris IV
Nestled in the Eiffel Tower's shadow, this ground floor Parisian apartment is a blend of classic charm and modern design, enhanced by kreon lighting solutions.
kreon cana 80 profiles with integrated kreon prologe 80 fixtures and kreon dolma 80 profiles in the hallway set the inviting tone. The kitchen boasts kreon fuga 900s above the island and kreon prologe 145s for illuminating the cabinets. In the living room, kreon holon 40 directional luminaires gracefully highlight art and shelves.
The bedroom features downward-aimed kreon holon 40 directionals. Bathrooms and hallways upstairs benefit from kreon down in-line 40s and 80s for practicality and elegance. The master bedroom is a pleasantly lit by kreon holon 40 directionals.
The stairwell comes alive with kreon side in-line 40s, making each ascent and descent a visual delight. In the heart of Paris, this apartment marries architectural excellence with kreon's lighting, creating a harmonious living space that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional.Projekt ansehen
Offices Dieter Vander Velpen Architects
From an old candy factory to an exclusive, urban, and striking office building with custom-made kreon fixtures
In the heart of Berchem, a suburb of Antwerp, Dieter Vander Velpen Architects achieved a remarkable transformation. The once lively Euro Sweets candy factory, known for its pastel-coloured candies and chocolates, found a second life. The industrial heritage was transformed into a loft-like space of 550 square meters. This space now serves not only as an office but also as a meeting place and event venue. The eye-catchers are the custom-made kreon fixtures that illuminate the various spaces.
The entire building, dating back to 1919, was completely stripped. The new office of Dieter Vander Velpen Architects was established on the second floor. The industrial charm of the building, with its raw exposed concrete and original floors, was preserved and forms an exciting contrast with contemporary interior elements. For example, the molds of the candies will soon add an artistic touch to the foyer. The architecture firm also cleverly utilizes this space as a virtual showroom and source of inspiration.
While the space pays homage to the history of the building, it also looks toward the future. Thanks to roof and exterior wall insulation, the building's energy performance has been improved. Additionally, there are plans for solar panels.
Mysterious James Bond atmosphere thanks to kreon fixtures
The highlights of the interior are the carefully integrated kreon fixtures. kreon holon 60, in brushed aluminum, discreetly illuminates the corridors and kitchen. The minimalist design also enhances the aesthetic value of the building. In the meeting room, the kreon nuit profile, also in brushed aluminum, ensures uniform lighting, ideal for presentations and meetings. For the workspace, Vander Velpen chose the kreon kagi profile, which, thanks to asymmetrical optics, provides optimal task lighting. Out on the terrace, the kreon wabi seamlessly combines aesthetics with functionality. The outdoor fixture features an optimally shielded optical system that maintains visual comfort and illuminates the ground surfaces.
kreon has been a long-standing partner of Dieter Vander Velpen. From the drawing board, kreon contributed to the design. The renovated interior, inspired by brutalism, boasts abundant natural daylight. Combined with quality lighting, the spaces create an optimal working atmosphere. It is an essential component that harmonizes both aesthetically and functionally with the space.
The lighting is precisely tailored to technical details such as faucets and outlets. An impressive wall serves as a cabinet full of samples, with the weathered bronze lighting detail helping to highlight items. The cabinet, which displays new samples monthly, also acts as a connecting point between different zones of the office and is accentuated by several kreon holon 60 fixtures.
With a warmth of 2700K, the lighting provides an inviting glow, unique and distinct from other offices, combined with both pendant and fixed fixtures. Dieter was looking for Belgian partners for the office's furnishing. Therefore, support from the Limburg-based lighting brand kreon was evident. The lighting is custom-made, often based on standard models but adapted to the specific needs and desires of the architect.
The Vander Velpen touch in the interior
The choice of this property was based on its location, size, and the charm of the original interior. Vander Velpen opted for a vintage-inspired interior in which various original accents were preserved. The result is an interior that emphasizes the contrast between the industrial style and luxurious elements. Bronze and rust accents are repeated in the sofas, in the large wooden table in the office space, and in the lighting.
Dieter Vander Velpen Architects blend old and new, raw and refined, historical and modern in the new office building. Through their collaboration with kreon, they succeeded in creating a space that embodies aesthetics, functionality, and innovation.Projekt ansehen
Nestled in the serene landscape surrounding the welcoming and historic center of Eupen, Belgium, is a captivating villa that beautifully marries tradition and modernity. This villa is a splendid fusion of architectural elements. It exudes a natural and timeless charm with its typical style of building using natural stone. The rustic appeal of the exterior provides a sense of harmony with the environment.
However, this villa is far from being confined to tradition alone. It seamlessly integrates modern aesthetics into its design. With clean lines, high-quality materials, and sleek forms, the villa projects a contemporary and sophisticated image. The balance between tradition and modernity is a testament to thoughtful architectural design.
Step inside, and you'll be greeted by a modern interior that complements the exterior's duality. The interior spaces are marked by their clean and uncluttered design, further enhancing the villa's contemporary appeal.Projekt ansehen