Casa Lodge Amsterdam is a contemporary lodge situated in Amsterdam, Netherlands, designed by i29.
The story of Lodge Casa in Amsterdam begins with 4 college students and a mission. Casa was based within the late 50s with the intention to unravel the housing scarcity amongst college students. By making the rooms obtainable to lodge visitors on a seasonal foundation, Casa continues to be capable of present college students with reasonably priced housing to today. This creates a novel and galvanizing mixture of customers.
i29 made the inside design for all 518 lodge rooms, in collaboration with furnishings label Lensvelt and textile designer Mae Engelgeer. The idea was to understand a variety of rooms the place every little thing revolves round ‘coming dwelling’, Consolation and tactility are central because of the usage of acoustic-enhancing supplies equivalent to PET felt and textile. Every room has a desk with a basic desk lamp, a snug mattress with cupboard space, a versatile hanging bedside desk, a window sill with cushions, a pantry, and a multifunctional wall.
Casa has been a house for lodge visitors, college students, and locals for 65 years; a novel idea throughout the lodge business with the slogan ‘Eternally Younger’. i29 has translated this into a unusual colourful and versatile design. Rooms can operate as each scholar rooms and lodge rooms. It’s potential to simply personalize the room with out the necessity for added furnishings. Furthermore, environment friendly housekeeping and sturdiness have been explicitly taken under consideration.
Rooms can be found in numerous colours and courses, from commonplace to premium. The graphic home fashion of Casa, designed by Lesley Moore, is subtly recognizable within the line sample of the versatile cupboard system of the picket wall. But additionally outstanding within the type of ‘wall artwork’, welcome flyers, and an info booklet.
As a result of scale of the venture, it was potential to develop distinctive merchandise, particularly for Casa that expresses the Casa identification. The collection of merchandise consists of lighting, furnishings, and textiles. Sturdy supplies such because the PET felt wardrobe and headboard have been used. Particular colours and patterns have been developed for the ground finishes and curtains.
Images by Ewout Huibers, Thomas van Schaik
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