Unused historic buildings, warehouses, factories, bunkers, galleries, churches and various public and private venues, when afforded an external overhaul and a contemporary reinterpretation of their inner form, present new and exciting opportunities for urban living. Moreover, their newly-built modern contemporaries, those of the concrete, glass and steel variety, can work equally well (differing markedly from the mass-produced and insipid suburban-style new-build).
Industrial lofts and loft styles are often most prized, with such spaces acting to enhance a property’s character and personality. They work well with the vernacular of the urban cityscape and provide for that much-in-demand modern and/or midcentury industrial aesthetic. The following industrial loft-style designs certainly fit the bill.
The Hayden Building, Boston
A modern and clean open-plan living space.
>By CUBE design + research. Photos © John Horner Photography.
Telegraph Hill, San Francisco
A bright and airy perspective.
>By Feldman Architecture. Photos © 2015 Feldman Architecture, Inc.
X House, Barcelona
A concrete and glass domicile.
>By Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Photo © Cadaval & Solà-Morales.
Palazzo-Style Apartment, Milan
An abode where warm grey hues add character and allure.
>Photos © Davide Lovatti.
David Chipperfield’s Apartment, Berlin
A stark and minimal escape.
>Photos via Dezeen.
With a view to industrial loft styles, those with the greatest level of appeal will be exacting, rigorously thought through, somewhat idiosyncratic, positively…