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.
An apartment in Poland, interiors designed and fabricated by the husband/wife design team of BioLINIA, Becky Nix & Olek Zemplinski, is a labor of love indeed. The 3 year project included a move to Poland, a budget of $60,000, transforming 1,023 square feet from mere walls into a modern custom home