According to Arlette Goslinga, founder and architect of MyCityLofts, the built environment has great influence on people’s well-being. A place needs to be inviting, beautiful, and comfortable. These are the ingredients to feel relaxed and at ease. Keeping that in mind, Arlette developed the design philosophy of MyCityLofts:
- Unique apartments: each apartment is truly unique with its own style, location and decoration. No big blocks with impersonal, standard rental apartments or hotel rooms.
- Top locations: the City Lofts are located in the heart of the city centre, right in the middle of housing buildings where the Rotterdam people live themselves.
- Match the building: the interior style and colour scheme of the City Lofts are adjusted to the architectural style of the building and the outside view on its surroundings.
- Light & function: Light always plays a significant role. The dining table is preferably next to a window, while a couch can stand against a wall because it needs less daylight to create a warm atmosphere.
- Private versus public: in a City Loft you won’t stumble on a bed right after your entrance. You will always enter the living first, then the more private areas.
- Focus on comfort: Pretty and practical go very well together. Dining tables are large enough to spread your newspaper, there’s a good reading lamp next to the couch, plenty of sockets to plug in your laptop, and enough kitchen utensils for a dinner party.
- Surprising: every City Loft contains surprising elements. There is always something special around the corner; a light effect, a remarkable painting or a funny accessory.
- Contemporary but homey: the design is contemporary, but not minimalistic. Guests should feel relaxed and at ease in a ‘warm’ place.