Situated in a turn of the century candy factory, this 2700 sf loft penthouse suite by Johnson Chou was one of Toronto’s first residential adaptive re-use projects of its kind. The owner, an avid sportsman with a penchant for traveling to remote areas to camp in the wilderness, requested a residence that evoked, within an urban context, a sense of the landscape he loved so much.
Joseph Dirand, a French architect who is infamous for his stunning black and white, lavish designs, is also a master at what’s called “frame and contain”. He uses contrast and framing techniques that I find fascinating and extremely effective at highlighting views, emphasizing importance, and delineating spaces.
Generally I do prefer minimal or contemporary interiors, but this one is far too cool to pass: an aparment for the fans of Jules Verne in full steampunk beauty. The 1800sq-foot apartment features surreal, retro industrial, and steampunk elements.
This 3, 000 sq ft loft is located in the Tribeca district of downtown Manhattan on the sixth floor of a converted industrial building overlooking Canal Street. The loft is designed for an international businessman based in Madrid and New York with extensive collections of art and books.