Reconstructed using a single archive photo
The Atlantic House in the stylish and cultural Scheepvaartkwartier district is one of the icons of Rotterdam's architecture. The famous Dutch architect Buskens designed it in 1930 as a business block, which was a first for the Netherlands. Thanks to a new plan, this eminent building will be given a second lease of life. After restoration, the old look of the Atlantic House was back. Its facade was brought back to its original state. The inside is used for housing. The premises, which overlook the Veerhaven and the ever-flowing River Maas, currently contain 50 houses. The modern apartments and maisonettes are totally in line with Buskens' design.
The entire interior of the entrance hall was also reconstructed from a single archive photo. The colour and texture of the tiles were reproduced by craftsmen, based on the original tiling that was still there in the upper landings. The two wrought iron lamps on the balusters were carefully reproduced - a challenge DE NOOD was glad to accept. Using the archive picture, the engineering department of DE NOOD drew a 3D design. After that, the entire lighting object was hand-wrought and painted the right colour, resulting in the object shown here.
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