The architecture of KENK > Coming home
For residents the daily ritual of coming home should be a positive experience. The entrance is the place where you may meet fellow residents, where you collect the post, where you wait for the elevator, where you touch the building. That is why we always give the entrance of a residential building a special aura. For example, entering our buildings begins with a beautiful wooden door, mat gloss stainless steel post boxes, then a high uncluttered hall, a rugged stone floor, the walls and ceilings are made of wood or have an intense colour.
In the residential building ‘Jatopa’ in Amsterdam there is even wallpaper specially designed for the project. In the residential building ‘Fenice’ in Amsterdam and the building ‘Nachtschade’ in Arnhem the smell of the wood at the entrance point gives the residents a pleasant moment of recognition. These entrances are filled with calm and warmth ensuring that you feel immediately at home. An important sign that the residents feel at home and comfortable in a residential building is when they add something personal in public spaces, such as plants or photos. Fortunately, we can often look at our projects and find this to be the case.