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.
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.
A hip young couple living in Vancouverâ€™s Yaletown entertainment district gets married and decides to start a family. Requiring more space than they can afford in Yaletown, but deliberately wanting to avoid the typical retreat to the suburbs, the couple purchases a run-down loft space a few blocks away in Crosstown.