Riverside Tower 13-14
Studio Okami Architects
The Riverside Tower is a high-rise development from the early 70s. Bram Van Cauter renovated one of its duplex to match the brutalist tower
Studio Okami tore down the walls of this 5 bedroom apartment and stripped all the layers of finishing from the walls and ceilings revealing the beautifully textured concrete. The roughness is balanced out with a peach colored liquid floor trough-out that works as an ideal backdrop for the owner art collection. This floor is conceived as an entertainment space where the kitchen feels like a sculpture when out of use.
The new staircase was moved to the far corner of the room allowing for reconnection with the views from the windows when ascending to the upper floor. This 14th floor is defined by several up-standing concrete beams, sheltering the bedroom and study. On the Eastside of the apartment a living room with home office overlooks the skyline of the city of Antwerp. The upper floor is organized by a technical block housing.