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.
Behind a light green copper door, in a discrete concrete wall along the Pacific Coast High-way in Malibu, hides a deluxe weekend-house. In stormy weather you can enjoy the view of dolphins and the horizon from north to south over the balcony, and from the bed .
Another great example that lofts can not only be found in the likes of New York. The project by D3A, a Czech interior design consultancy turned an industrial space on two levels to a home, cultivated by cleverly chosen color scheme, lighting and furniture.