Apartments CopyApartments, Apartment Interiors•Rotterdam, The Netherlands Architect In Charge:Wilsum & van LoonCollaborator:Joyce KelderInterior Fit Out:Smeulders InterieurgroepCity:RotterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Wouter van der SarRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsText description provided by the architects. Standard Studio, in collaboration with Joyce Kelder, designed the interior of the apartments and common areas of the ‘Hermes City Plaza’ building in Rotterdam. The former office building by Van der Broek & Bakema was transformed and extended by VANWILSUMVANLOON architectuur & stedenbouw into a residential building with 218 student houses.Save this picture!© Wouter van der SarEach year the Erasmus University program houses their freshman year students in the student houses. Inspired by the tiny house movement, Standard Studio succeeded in getting all these independently functioning homes into the building on the Stadhuisplein in Rotterdam.Save this picture!© Wouter van der SarThe challenge was to turn 15m2 into a complete student home. Complete means that this is fully equipped with a toilet, shower, vanity, kitchen, dining table, desk, couch, queen size bed and plenty of storage space. This has been made possible by using all of the surfaces that the small room has to offer. To be able to accommodate this the furniture has dual functionalities and the room’s height is used to the maximum.Save this picture!© Wouter van der SarSave this picture!© Wouter van der SarInspiration for the design comes from the tiny house movement. In tiny houses, space is used smarter and more importantly – not standard. Because of the wish for a queen-size bed, smart space was created from the height of the former office building. The bed is attached to the ceiling and hangs 2meters above the floor. The large wardrobe also forms a sturdy staircase to the bed.Save this picture!Section ASave this picture!Section BSave this picture!Section CBecause the house offers no space for a vanity unit and a sink in the kitchen, both have been ingeniously combined. The sink is divided by a floating panel which is on one side a sink with a mirror. And on the other hand, it is a sink in the kitchen with a handy chalkboard.Save this picture!© Wouter van der SarSave this picture!© Wouter van der SarBamboo is preferred over other types of wood because it is strong, durable, and light, yet has a warm appearance. The use of light shades allows the room to be as spacious as possible.Save this picture!© Wouter van der SarThe building is an extension of the houses. The facilities that you will not find in the apartments can be found within the building. From common areas such as the roof terrace, music room, TV rooms, a laundry bar to a study area. There are also individual facilities such as a bicycle spot and a private garden. Save this picture!© Wouter van der SarProject gallerySee allShow lessWakeup Academy / SU-CHI EXPRESSIONSelected Projects33rd Street House / Meridian 105 ArchitectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Rotterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Wouter van der Sar+ 77Curated by Martita Vial della Maggiora Share DuPrie bouw & ontwikkeling Hermes City Plaza / Standard StudioSave this projectSaveHermes City Plaza / Standard Studio Manufacturers: Mosa, Fest, Frandsen Project, MOSO, Tortu ArchDaily The Netherlands “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915432/hermes-city-plaza-standard-studio Clipboard Area: 4500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Hermes City Plaza / Standard Studio Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915432/hermes-city-plaza-standard-studio Clipboard 2017 Architects: Standard Studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Wouter van der Sar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Year: General Contractor: CopyAbout this officeStandard StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsRotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on April 20, 2019Cite: “Hermes City Plaza / Standard Studio” 20 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.