You know, renovating is no big deal. For example, if you need more space, why not just combine two whole floors of a building? It probably doesn’t take a lot of time or money…right?
All kidding aside, the gigantic windows are pretty amazing, and I like the choice of keeping the materials relatively simple and spare so that the space remains visually open and airy. The concrete floors give a nice history and sheen, although I’m starting to wonder about the heating bills in a place this size…with those windows…though I guess if you can afford to have a place like this, heating bills aren’t such a worry.
Two adjacent floors of a former factory were joined by removing a quadrant of the floor area between them, creating a double-height space that links all parts of the loft. A large, new opening in the exterior wall replaced two rows of existing windows. Industrial steel sashes were used to break down the scale of the opening and to reference neighboring natural-light factories. Public areas on the lower level utilize a concrete floorâ€”a nod to the building’s pastâ€” while wide-board oak was used for the stairs and upstairs bedrooms. The buildingâ€™s rough textured columns and beams became a counterpoint to the smooth surfaces of the new walls.
[via LoftLife Magazine]
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