It’s commonplace to listen to about shops that at one level have been transformed into personal houses. Still, it’s the primary we encountered one with such an uncommon and troublesome format. This area was a store till 2002 when
The unusually lengthy and slender format of the area made the undertaking particularly troublesome. In addition, totally different heights meant that in some areas the ceiling was greater than in others however as an alternative of relating to this as an inconvenient, the architects determined to benefit from the state of affairs.
They created an condo with two distinct ranges. The decrease portion homes the lounge, the work space, the kitchen and the primary toilet whereas the loft area features a bed room. A fairly sensible method of dividing the features and the social areas from the personal ones.
The staff took benefit of the peak of the condo to elongate the dwelling area. But probably the most troublesome and difficult factor was coping with the very fact that there have been solely two small home windows positioned on the two reverse ends of the house. In order for the pure mild to get by way of and to turn into part of the areas discovered on the middle, the group determined to make use of a glass display door to separate the areas.
In addition, the complete condo encompasses a shade palette principally based mostly on white and lightweight shades. The two home windows have been additionally enlarged. Then there was one other drawback: giant and large furnishings would have overwhelmed the slender area so as an alternative the architects gave the dwelling space a platform.
The environment turned cozy and informal and there was additionally loads of space for storing beneath and no want for extra furnishings aside from some open cabinets.
A sculptural staircase complemented by whitewashed brick partitions presents entry to the loft space. Its easy, straight-ahead design provides it a delicate industrial look.
It’s been cleverly constructed into the platform that varieties the dwelling area.
The loft bed room is extra of a sleeping nook or alcove. There’s solely an opaque curtain wall separating it from the remainder of the house. The mattress sits on a platform with constructed-in storage beneath and the décor is a mixture of Scandinavian minimalism and rustic appeal. A nice solution to disguise the mattress, get additional storage and save area on the similar time.
The kitchen additionally encompasses a curtain. It’s included into a distinct segment and it takes full benefit of each nook, cranny and nook.
As anticipated, the toilet is tiny however, even so, it feels fairly spacious and ethereal and there’s actually nothing lacking in right here. The glass bathe doesn’t impede the room in any approach.