The loft is a designer’s dream. Open, expansive spaces that offer a world of possibilities to transform into modern homes. Often found in overhauled warehouses or factories, the loft offers an industrial aesthetic that can add character while the lack of interior walls and rooms produces a blank canvas that can be filled with contemporary features. Whether you’re looking for design inspiration for your own loft or you just like the appeal, check out these three interesting loft conversions.
Toronto-based architecture firm Studio AC was tasked with converting part of a church in the city into a more organised and minimal home. Soft curves were used throughout the space to create a sense of intimacy, with a feature curved wooden balustrade in the double-height living room to create a connection between all floors. A full height-glazed wall facing the living area allows for an abundance of natural light, while the upstairs bedroom utilises a glass wall to ensure the light fills the whole space. White walls and pale wood accents are used throughout making this conversion a bright and contemporary home.
Tucked away in the attic space of a small residential building, built around the 1830s, in Paris sits this compact loft conversion. The space was overhauled to create a clever one-bedroom apartment with elements such as steel and raw timber board giving an industrial feel. Original features such as a spiral staircase and a fireplace were removed to allow for more living space and new windows were set into the roof and gables of the building to allow light to fill the apartment. A glass wall is used in the bedroom to give a view down over the living room and to create a bright an airy space. Oriented strand board was used along the floor, kitchen cabinets and even in some of the furniture to complement the industrial features of the apartment all while keeping the project economical for the client.
Located in the heart of Athens’ historical centre exists an abundance of 18th century architecture and industrial warehouses. This loft, converted from an old textile factory, maintains the existing exposed concrete structure to preserve the industrial aesthetic. The space is then modernised by introducing contemporary furnishes to make the home feel comfortable and luxurious. The loft was designed to be as open as possible with no interior walls through the living and kitchen areas, while a full height glass facade and rear windows allow for maximum transparency, natural light and views over Athens.