An old movie theatre has been transformed into an incredible loft space, situated in the old city of Ghent, Belgium. The owners created their very own â€˜Dollywoodâ€™. The interiors feature concrete flooring, dramatic high ceilings and clerestory windows with ample daylight.
Architect Thomas Wienands made great use of the existing structure and material character of this wide-open loft space, leaving as much of the wall and vaulted-ceiling brickwork exposed as possible â€“ as well as massive steel columns, reinforced with I-beams and held in place by giant-sized rivets.
Just as one of the previous ones, this one is designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley architects. I’ve found it on the architects’ site, not too much is known about it apart from the description.
The open loft space splays out to fifty feet at the far end, while the roofâ€˜s angular trajectory culminates in a 24 foot wall of glass through which southern light pours in to illuminate the space.
Sometimes the most unusual combinations make the most beautiful compositions. This Barcelona stunner is a perfect example of how to take two seemingly conflicting styles and make them work together. The feminitity of vintage pink with the harshness of an exposed loft structure isnâ€™t something that seems inherently compatible â€” until you see it.