A studio is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier.
Studio BSSR-House, Parkstad Heerlen, the Netherlands.
Dutch architect: Huib van Wijk, Hoensbroek. Site area: 1000 mq / Total floor area: 450 mq.
One of Huib van Wijk's largest villas, situated at Parc Highfield in Limburg, province of the Netherlands. Van Wijk's 2010 villa is interesting and simple with a cool international style, designed and built on the principles of “less is more”, “doing more with less” and “less but better”.
Ground area 250 mq
Entrance hall - 'van Wijk' sliding doors, cloakroom and concrete stairs, Alessi (guests) toiltet - with floorstanding toilet sink, living room - furnitured with 'van Wijk' wall-filling bookshelves, sociable kitchen - with the work island in the middle of the room as the beating heart, scullery, portal, master bedroom, Alessi ensuite bathroom - walk in shower and double washbasin and separate a two car garage (50 mq).
First floor area 200 mq
Corridor, Alessi toilet with floorstanding toilet sink, Alessi bathroom - free-standing bathtub and double washbasin, Alessi bathroom - walk in shower and double washbasin, four double bedrooms and Apple office space furnitured with 'van Wijk' wall-filling bookshelves.
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"The Library Workspace. Never let anyone tell you that organization can't be beautiful. Today's featured workspace, from Flickr user iBSSR, makes an entire wall of shelving its centerpiece. Filled with colorful books and decorative items, it makes for both a practical and attractive home office.
The wall-based bookcase was designed by architect Huib van Wijk and looks like a somewhat large undertaking, but the results are beautiful. If you like this, you'll want to check out the other smaller wall bookcase as well, November 7, 2011".
"Workspace of the Week: Dutch details. This week’s (October 28, 2011) Workspace of the Week is iBSSR’s minimalist Mac office space: This selection is located in a minimalist house recently built in Parkstad Heerlen, the Netherlands. (It’s in the southern Limburg province of the Netherlands.) The name of the house is “Minimum to the Max,” which I believe also aptly describes the feel of this room. In the desk and workspace area, there are only computers, desks, task lighting, and chairs. Likely, when the space is in use, there are also project materials strewn about the desks. However, at the end of the day, all items are put away and stored on the bookcase. The bookcase is built into the wall and was part of the original design of the home. Without the bookcase, the space would feel empty or impersonal. With the bookcase, the space transforms into an inspiring studio that can provide clarity and creativity. The long window that runs along the wall opposite of the bookshelf is also nice for bringing natural light into the space. Thank you, iBSSR, for sharing your minimalist space with us, October 28, 2011".
"Bibliophilia: Combining Library with Home Office. It's natural to try and combine rooms when you haven't got enough space, but many people use their home office as an ad hoc library to store their books. Granted, sometimes they end up in piles near a desk, but books are something that bibliophiles love, so they are worth making the effort to store them adequately. In order to maximize your storage space, we recommend getting wall to wall bookcases or shelves. You will be able to find some that fit standard rooms, but anything higher than the norm will most probably require something custom-made (images: Flickr member iBSSR), November 10, 2011".
People say that you have clearer thought patterns when there is less around you. Others say you just need a clean, minimal workspace. Well it comes down to personal preference and what type of person you are in the end. Some people like to have a messy work area and others totally hate it when there is anything out of place. Minimalism has grown a lot over the past few years when it comes to the workplace and I’d love to see it grow even more, October 25, 2011.
Source 'creative overflow'.
A series which showcases the best workspaces, whether they be functional, minimal or colourful.
You can check out the episode – Workspace & Office Design #11, November 27, 2011.