Loft Bratislava

The Loft Bratislava can be described in one word. Scrumptious. Located in Slovakia, and designed by the architects at Atelier SAD, this top floor, one level, open concept 108 m2 apartment is eclipsed by an outstanding 151 m2 outdoor living space – enough room to live a double lifestyle really. Continue reading


Sao Victor Lofts

Ah, triangular buildings! This one in Oporto, Portugal was constructed in the 19th century with a footprint of 52 sq.m. A2Office molded the original structure in to a building with four modern studio apartments. Stripping it down to its remaining viable components was the first step. These included the solid log floor joists, which were given a boost in strength. The top floor corner construction was removed, as it did not meet today’s standards. Historic documents guided the creation of facade colors, interior shutters, and new windows. A new timber stair resides where the former narrow and dilapidated once traveled the four levels. Continue reading


Garage Loft

Calling all car lovers! This former carpentry workshop in Rotterdam invites the beloved automobile right in to the three bed home. Studio OXL drove this modern home design with strength and light. The 30 meters length of the home was daunting in regard to natural light. Yet their solution is brilliant on so many levels. Continue reading


Loft Design in Old Montreal

The chill is gone from this former refrigerated warehouse. Nevertheless, the expansive space remains, as do the enormous original concrete columns and beams. ACT Design added warmth and opportunity to this Montreal loft for its modern art-collecting owner. Continue reading


Vienna Loft Conversion

When the architecture of an interior is the star, no ornament is required. Bernd Gruber converted this wonderful loft space in to an abstract yet still incredibly intimate one bedroom home. Continue reading


Karakoy Loft

Ofist designers have taken this loft in the heart of Istanbul to unexpected heights. The 180 sq.m. home of a bachelor defies the bustling city outside in its spacious soothing atmosphere. Surrounded by boutiques, galleries, restaurants and hotels, it is an ideal location for a young man. In addition, his personality and lifestyle are evident in the design. Continue reading


Idunsgate Loft Apartment

Many tricks in the grand book of design were used, or created, to transform this loft in central Oslo, Norway. Haptic Architects considered and utilized every inch of the newly acquired loft above their clients’ top floor 19th century home. Continue reading


Le Marais Apartment: A Gallery Loft

In the heart of Le Marais in Paris, lies an apartment that lives like the galleries and sidewalk cafes that surround it. In fact the courtyard facing loft appears to be a gallery of fine interiors and stylish furnishings. Interior designer Fleur Delesalle stripped the interior down to the structure to reveal the volume of the space. Then two white cubes were suspended on each side of the modern home. The cubes float away from the interior wall and stay arm’s length away from the tall courtyard windows. To maintain the loft feel and soak in the sun, the cube rooms, bed and bath, are open to the window wall. Continue reading


NW 13th Avenue Loft: Sophisticated Industrial

If you haven’t jumped on the loft band wagon yet, get ready for high brick walls, concrete floors, and giant arched windows that will make you swoon. And that’s just the structure! Wait till you see this refined blend of elegant and industrial styles in this Portland former warehouse home. Continue reading


Södermalm loft: Diminutive Penthouse

I’m completely smitten with Swedish design. The crisp aesthetic, no fuss clean lines, the fabulous manipulation of natural light, and how spatially challenged spaces are maximized never cease to amaze me. This penthouse loft, meaning tucked under the roof lines, is a perfect example of all these incredible design tools. Continue reading