The interior was built of boxes.
Many of those who have taken over an old residence have met different challenges. Often, the job is more extensive than planned because, among other things, it has been found that the solution should be done in a different way.
It made those who became owners of this loft in Brooklyn. The plan was to regain the bathroom, but they ended up taking the entire apartment.
“The loft in Brooklyn is owned by a couple of two children who originally asked the architects Sabo Project to design a new bathroom, but eventually ended up giving architects the task of drawing a complete renovation of the interior,” writes the architecture site Dezeen, adding that the mission came as a result of the owners eventually discovering the full potential of the apartment.
From metal foundry to apartment
Built as the apartment is located originally built in 1913, and house it once a metal foundry. In the 1980s the building was converted into an apartment complex, and then all the concrete structures were hidden.
“However, when the entire interior of the attic was removed, it revealed an opportunity to showcase the autonomy of the building, while also increasing the volume of the apartment,” says Alex Delaunay’s architect in Sabo Project in an email-to-click. no.
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Architect Alex Delaunay tells Dezeen that the stripping of the ceiling opened an almost meter-high volume in some of the rooms.
– It was almost like discovering a secret room, he says to the site.
This volume, among other things, provided the opportunity to build a mezzanine, which was fitted with walls in glass. In this way, a private room was created, which at the same time got natural light flooding in.
One of the best ways we could use the extra volume was to let in the natural light so that it could spread to all the rooms, he explains to Dieen.
Boxes and cabinets as space divisions
Instead of setting up traditional walls like room divisions, the rooms were defined by boxes, custom cabinets and a walk-in wardrobe.
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“The new relationships between the rooms create a continuity that makes each volume larger than it’s physical, Delaunay describes in the email to clicks. no.
Heavy Concrete Structures
When the interior of the attic was stripped down, the powerful concrete structures appeared. These had their original function which supports in a factory where there were many heavy machines on the floors.
– In addition, the construction methods of the day with beautiful patterns emerged after the woodworking, and this historical adherence we have tried to leave as untouched as possible, Delaunay explains to Dieen.
Delaunay describes against clicks. no how the storage in the kitchen and the bathroom is attempted optimized by using matte and white plates that hide the shelves.
“The panels also provide a nice contrast to the concrete. And in addition there are stacks of boxes from the kitchen and into the bedrooms. These forms both stairs and shelves, and also provide space for a home office, “he writes.
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These explains how the staircase shaped by the boxes leads up to a mezzanine which is a playground for the children and a guest room in the appropriate cases.
“We chose this box design because we wanted each storage space to be customized in the boxes, such as a printer, a wine box or plates, he expands on Dezeen. “We wanted the variety and richness of everyday life to appear instead of concealing it”.
Inside the bathroom is one of the towering pillars in the concrete structure, and it defines the entire room in many ways.. It gives it a very special character.
And on the floor you have chosen to add diamond-shaped tiles in three colors and nine different shades. The tiles are laid without significant differences between the floor and ceiling.
“It required a special effort from the tiler and a very detailed drawing of how the tiles should be in terms of color and shades, which in turn gave a room that leaves a very special expression,” he explains to Dezeen.
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