the black pearl

The Black Pearl Residence in Rotterdam, the Netherlands was constructed by Studio Rolf andZecc Architecten. The two firms collaborated in architecture and interior design to rejuvenate what once was just an abandoned, neglected home in a disadvantaged neighbourhood. This renovating idea is part of Rotterdam`s building revival program: houses in disadvantaged neighbourhoods are given a new face and sold as a one family residence, not as an apartment building, like it used to be.


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