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Reflections of the past - an Amsterdam loft
by Firm Architects

Winner: Apartment interior of the year 2021 Firm Architects have designed a private residence in Amsterdam that explores the concept of old and new.

Reflections of the past - an Amsterdam loft features a sharp line of contrast that runs the perimeter of the space at 95 centimetres above the floor. Everything above this line is a new interpretation and everything below is a reflection of the old. These concepts are conveyed through the use of contrasting materials such as exposed brick, polished concrete, wood and glass.

Judges' comments: "It takes a bold creative to punctuate extremely pristine, clean lines with muted raw finish. The brick wall and stairs is a reinforcement of that courageous experiment that makes the project stand out."

Architect: Firm Architects
Project: Reflections of the past - an Amsterdam loft

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