In Belgium, a raw-wall loft with panoramic view

Bram Van Cauter of Studio Okami Architects renovates a two-storey flat on the 13th floor of the Riverside Tower near Antwerp into a large open space. 

The two-storey flat in the Riverside Tower – a 1970s building designed by Leon Stynen & Paul De Meyer on the Scheldt River near Antwerp – is a large open space with a panoramic view. The space on the 13th floor was renovated by Bram Van Cauter of Studio Okami Architects, knocking down the existing walls and removing the wall and ceiling coverings to leave the raw texture of concrete visible. 

Bram Van Cauter, who owns the space, created a 230 square metre loft in which the neutral surfaces combine with the peach colour of floor and the blue of staircase and walkway, painted by Stielatelier. Pivoting windows add brightness to the upper level too, where concrete pillars mark out the space containing bedroom, study and a multifunctional, private area – hiding small storage, dressing, laundry room and a peach-coloured bathroom, which tints the flat with an orange hue. The sleeping area, on the other hand, is open, overlooking the first level and allowing views of the landscape. 

Brutalist duplex apartement in de Riverside Tower
Antwerp, Belgium
Private apartment
Studio Okami Architects
Lead architect:
Bram Van Cauter
230 sqm

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