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Vipp Studio in Manhattan functions as both showroom and apartment

July 11, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Vipp Studio kitchen

The owners of Danish design company Vipp have renovated a Tribeca loft that acts as a showroom for their brand and a pied-à-terre when they stay in New York City. Sofie and Frank Christensen Egelund designed the Vipp Studio as a space to showcase their product range in-situ and to live in with their two children

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Space4Architecture adds skylight staircase to minimal Brooklyn townhouse

July 9, 2021 Jane Englefield 0

New York studio Space4Architecture has brought natural light into a townhouse in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighbourhood by adding a staircase topped with a skylight. Called Verandah Place Townhouse, the Brooklyn home is a late 1800s carriage house – an outbuilding originally built for horse-drawn carriages. Space4Architecture was tasked with transforming the house’s interiors for a

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Ten loft conversions by architects that add extra space to homes

July 4, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A home office in a loft

Our latest lookbook shines a light on residential loft conversions from Dezeen’s archive, including rooftop extensions on existing dwellings and apartments built in underused attics. Opening up the volume beneath the roof is a popular way of squeezing more space out of a dwelling or building. The new spaces often feature unusual geometries, which a

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Elena Lokastova creates bright jewellery showroom in Moscow attic space

April 19, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Moscow jewellery showroom by Elena Lokastova for Qari Qris and Moonswoon

Russian architect Elena Lokastova has turned the attic space of a Moscow office building into a jewellery showroom with green-carpeted interiors, informed by the patinated copper dome of a monastery that can be seen from the window. Lokastova was commissioned by local jewellery brands Qari Qris and Moonswoon to create the interior for this small shop,

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Dodi Moss designs multi-level loft inside 300-year-old Genoa building

April 7, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Slate staircase in House for a Sea Dog in Genoa by Dodi Moss

Italian architecture studio Dodi Moss has created the characterful and space-efficient House for a Sea Dog loft apartment on the upper floors of a 17th-century building in Genoa. The studio, which has offices in Genoa and Pisa, designed the apartment for a young naval engineer who spends long periods away from home, often in very confined

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TypeO Loft is a shoppable Swedish holiday apartment designed for the “new normal”

November 24, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Kitchen of TypeO Loft in Sweden

Creative studio TypeO has opened the doors to a shoppable guesthouse in southern Sweden where those wary of holidaying during a pandemic can relax in seclusion. The loft is located on the rural outskirts of the picturesque town of Ystad. It takes over the second floor of a 19th-century farmstead that TypeO’s founders, Micha van Dinther

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Note Design Studio inserts colour-block rooms into The Mantelpiece Loft in Stockholm

June 5, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
The Mantelpiece Loft by Note Design Studio

The colourful bedrooms that Note Design Studio has slotted beneath the roof of this Stockholm loft apartment are meant to resemble “life-sized building blocks”. The Mantelpiece Loft had been purchased by a couple with two children, who were both keen to have separate bedrooms in their new home – but this proved impossible with the

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Art takes centre stage in monochrome London loft by Originate

February 24, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Regent's Park Loft by Originate

Monochrome interiors create a minimal backdrop to artworks by William Klein, Ellen von Unwerth and Bill Viola inside this renovated loft in central London. Designed by architecture studio Originate, Regent’s Park Loft serves as a pied-a-terre for a family of four who are based in Israel, but frequently travel to the UK for business. The 185-square-metre residence

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Pool Leber Architekten swaps concrete for wood to create R11 loft extension

September 27, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
R11 loft extension by Pool Leber Architekten

Pool Leber Architekten has used cross-laminated timber to add a bright and spacious new loft to a 1980s housing block in Munich. The project, called R11, was not as straightforward as it looks. The four-storey, concrete-framed building was not previously strong enough to take on the load of an extra floor, as a result of

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Con Form Architects opens up loft with a glass and steel dormer

July 24, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Dormore by Con Form con|form Architects

Con Form Architects has converted a small London loft into a bright home office by inserting a glazed section with a large steel dormer window. Called Domore – a portmanteaux of “dormer” and “more” – the loft conversion has turned a difficult, low-ceilinged space into a bright workspace for the client, who has started to work

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