Vancouver-based architect Omer Arbel doesn’t set out to design living spaces that are merely beautiful and functional. For him, success depends on taking things to the next level – an exercise in architectural poetics. In this 33-by-150-foot loft, the end result of his theory is pure delight – a deliberate placement of rough and smooth, rustic and sparkle, perfectly punctuated by a central shaft of open sky.
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.
Canadian architects Wonder Inc. designed this chic live work loft where the owner â€“ an artist â€“ could let his creativity run wild. Inside, the minimalist interiors feature white walls and ceilings that bounce light around and light up every corner. Hanging on the clean bright walls, artwork catches the eye and creates an art-gallery atmosphere.
On this side of the world it’s quite difficult to find nicely furnished rental apartments.. Apparently, in Toronto is not that hard at all: this beautifully styled apartment for rent from Creative Flats in Montreal, and now I have to start researching how to get there…
Designed by Kelly Reynolds for a bachelor client, this 1921 warehouse located in Vancouverâ€™s Yaletown district was converted to condo lofts in 1996. Renovated in 2009, Reynolds worked with the client and brought back that original warehouse feel but with some big city polish to it.