Architects from adn Architectures practece have worked with 96 square meters of interior area at Loft FOR. Not an effortless task thinking about the space had only 4 concrete cold walls and a number of windows. Task was to refurbish it into a living as well as functional area.
From the Architects:
Let’s get straight to the level: an imposed decorum, 4 walls and a couple of windows, practical demands to sleep, eat read and wash. 2 internal bodies that embrace the envelope with out touching it, opaque, translucent, airy, abstract.
An unfinished surface of 96 square meters: walls manufactured of terracotta blocks, raw concrete ceiling, windows on 2 of the 4 walls and 2 technical ducts.
Layout it for a couple who want a loft conversion sort of interior design with efficient use of space.
Seek purity of kind and functional simplicity.
Creation of a minimum of 2 new volumes and use of a extremely restricted set of resources.
2 volumes are built and 3 pieces of furnishings are installed to framework the volume. The 2 metallic volumes on the ground floor welcome the 2 functions that demand doors that close: the bathroom and the laundry area. The best floors of the volumes conceal a bedroom and an office. The place of these volumes alongside technical ducts determines various volumes with different qualities.
The 3 pieces of furniture then framework and give perform to the remaining space: a extended kitchen cabinet in a narrow space between the entrance and the laundry area, a wall of storage close to the entrance and a library in the more intimate space that leads to the balcony.
The materials are polyurethane screed for the floor solid or perforated metal for the structuring aspects, stratified MDF for the furniture, with a paint finish to exacerbate the texture of the different components. The ceiling is stored as is to remind of the pre-present unified volume.
Venture: Loft FOR
Developed by adn Architectures
Area: Brussels, Belgium
Photography: Filip Dujardin
Location: 96. sqm
Web site: www.a-dn.be