— Frame Magazine —

TANK's lofty hospitality venue emphasizes the verticality of its party-pad credentials

AMSTERDAM – The Loft is a multipurpose venue occupying two upper floors of Amsterdam's recently-completed A'dam Tower along the northern bank of the IJ. Billed as 'a party pad where you could sleep over', the interior – designed by TANK – can be rented for an hour or for an overnight stay, and offers luxurious hospitality services while accommodating a variety of social functions.

Guests enter into a double-height lobby/living room enclosed by rich, herringbone parquet flooring and contrasting, exposed concrete walls and ceilings. Predominant glazing along the south wall offers sublime views of the cityscape. A bespoke chandelier made of suspended fluorescent tubes enhances the verticality of the volume. Antique shutters lead guests through the remaining rooms of the main floor, which include a large kitchen, smoking room and record library.

Ascending one of TANK's two custom-designed staircases, an upper floor offers master and guest bedrooms, as well as the Press Room. The master suite features a playful reference to The Loft's unusual meshing of functions, where a portion of the ceiling can be lowered onto the bathtub to become a marble tabletop, adding to the adaptability of the space. Next door, the Press Room also doubles-up as a cocktail bar.

Photos Teo Krijgsman.



This project will appear in our forthcoming hospitality design book Night Fever 5, which features inspiring interiors from across the globe. If you have designed a recent project that you wish to share for consideration – and a possibility to be included in the book – see here for more details: http://www.frameweb.com/books/how-to-contribute