Displaying posts labeled "Loft"

Loft love

Posted on Thu, 12 Jan 2023 by midcenturyjo

Just when I think my love for lofts has waned BAM! I’m smitten all over again. The space, the ceiling heights, light flooding in and the touch of industrial. In this case, the industrial remnants are juxtaposed with a neoclassical riff. Sophisticated with a touch of urban grit Soho Factory Loft by Jessica Schuster.

Former archives of the Larousse publishing house, Charles Zana’s team transformed this atypical Parisian space into a creative residence. With a garden designed by Louis Benech, the house celebrates open spaces, high ceilings, light entering from all sides and a garden becoming one with the interior. To have all of this open space complete with secluded outdoor space in Paris is an absolute dream. Another wildly eclectic, contemporary space that only Charles could dream up and meticulously execute. (Photos by Nicolas Matheus, and Ambroise Tezenas & Jacques Pépion via Yatzer)

A spectacular New York City loft

Posted on Mon, 14 Nov 2022 by KiM

This New York City loft is drop dead gorgeous and I am completely smitten. It has everything: colour, pattern, vintage, modern, light and dark, texture, a little shine…. Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe really outdid themselves with this project. (Photos: Haris Kenjar)

Two Arches Apartment in Ljubljana

Posted on Wed, 2 Nov 2022 by KiM

The client of an apartment renovation project holds a mini-competition and chooses Riba Architects’ solution, where no square metre goes to waste: there are enough rooms, no corridors – the space itself is breathing. We connect the street and courtyard sides to the living space and create a circular floor plan around the kitchen island to establish a sense of grandeur. We make sure the lines are long and elegant. While removing the roughcast surface, we get an unexpected gift: the rooms formerly connected by doors were actually divided only by two huge brick arches 100 years ago. The seals under the arches are removed, while the arches are cleaned and used as a basis for the overall design. At every step, we seek to enrich the ambience with unexpected details and colours: thermally treated wood is introduced, and a mirror in the bathroom pierces a peephole from an old front door while another mirror is given an imposing massive frame from the wing of the same front door. The retro white square tiles are complemented by the intense dark turquoise colour of the walls and the ceiling above. The wall by the kitchen island is the colour of the morning dawn and so are the velvet curtains in the bedroom. Top ceramic designer Bojana Ristevski from Studio Juha created unforgettable ‘tableware’ carrying the motif of dark blue grain. The ‘two arches’ apartment on Francetova Street is a modern classic. Everyone who visits it says: this is where I would live.
I would live there too! Those arches are absolutely incredible. And the glass walls with curtains in front are a brilliant solution for keeping the space bright and spacious whilst adding privacy when needed. No wonder Riba Architects won an award for this project. (Tableware photos: Maruša Maze. All others: Janez Marolt)

Minimalist and modern, black and white in a soaring loft space up under the eaves in Paris’ 17th arrondissement. Beautiful aged oak beams and original steel and glass windows provide contrast, a historic shell for Atelier Leymarie Gourdon to create a 70 m2 contemporary one-bedroom apartment within.

Photography by bcdf studio