There is something to be said for the clean-lined aesthetic of a metal-centric retrofit of a warehouse space – but does form take on a life of its own, or still serve a function?
This project in Montreal by Jean-Maxime Labrecque certainly has a few unique twists, but what sets it apart from similar interiors is, in part, the fact that most photos show someone actually occupying the spaces.
In some cases, this shows off neat functionality, like a sleek metal surfacing concealing a huge and useful walk-in close, or what it might be like to sit at this table or lean on that counter.
In others, it perhaps reveals more than the architect wished to share – how uncomfortable those benches might be, or the comfortable nature vs. awkwardness of bending over to get something out of certain cabinets.
The 3,000-sq-feet top floor and roof of an 1884 caviar warehouse are reimagined as a residence with large open entertaining zones.
This 4,000 square foot classic loft space tries to maintain the openness, utilitarian and industrial language of its raw brick, wood, and steel elements exposed.
Regular readers know I have a thing for church conversions – and today I have another one, in the Netherlands: God’s Loft
Today I show you an LA loft filled with the personality and character of its owner, Chris Cushingham, a design student who has made this home as well as his graduate project in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
The colorful and charming home of designer Kazumi Yoshida in NYC – being a fabric designer, no surprise his home is full of patterns and color.
A loft large enough to ride your bike in sounds like the paragon of city living. Problem is: how do you actually live in over 4,000-square-feet of raw space?
This Salt Lake space tops much of what we’ve seen in cities ’round the world. Incredible, ebony oak floors are perfectly opposed by pristine, 18-foot ceilings throughout the wide open living space.
The Losa Loft in San Francisco’s Mission District had been remodeled into a warm, cleanly-detailed space for urban living.
The loft belongs to The 5000 sqm building which was originally built for the company ‘Palco’, one of the largest manufacturers for T-shirts in Greece and is currently converted into a series of large contemporary residential lofts on the upper floors, whereas the street level is transformed into a large and open cultural space called The Hub.
In a historic TriBeCa warehouse, a young couple found an opportunity to make an entire floor their first home. They wanted all the advantages of informal loft living, but also required seclusion for their bedrooms to accommodate guests and future family members. To achieve this Office of Architecture, in collaboration with Push, implemented a few cleverly conceived design moves.
For today, I brought a large gray and red loft in New York. The living room has plenty of space. The red accent color is repeated all over the place.
When Hollie and Sean Strasburg bought their loft in the Tire Town building in Salt Lake City, they knew immediately that they wanted to bring the space back to its industrial roots.
A former warehouse was transformed into this modern loft in Brussels, Belgium by SHSH architects. The goal was to create an experience of colors and textures – on a limited budget. The concept revolved around the loft as ‘the ocean’ and constructed elements (kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom) as ‘the islands’.
In the heart of Mount Pleasant’s brewery district, just a short walk away from a variety of restaurants and breweries, you’ll find the Mecca. This double-height, Insane Vancouver Loft is most probably the largest unit in the building.
You could miss this industrial loft for a library – a huge bookshelf dominates the living room.