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 “Lift” house in Sendai Japan by Apollo Architects & Associates features a stark and protruding geometric overhang. Slots in the front-facing facade allow views onto the street whilst maintaining the privacy of the home’s residents.
This incredible cabin was featured in the new Taschen book “Cabins” by Philip Jodidio and it’s easy to see why. Originally a boathouse that held boats and fishing gear the structure dates back to the 18th century. It was reinterpreted by TYIN tegnestue Architects to be a cozy modern getaway.
BT House in Sao Paulo Brazil was designed by Studio Guilherme Torres for the architect himself. A house of blocks one large concrete volume rests atop two two equally large brickwork slabs. This house in Ishikiri is a somewhat unusual and cleverly chaotic three-story family home in Osaka Japan. The top floor master bedroom incorporates a cantilevered balcony area.
The immense concrete roof of the single-story Quinta de Lemos guesthouse restaurant and wine showroom snakes across a sprawling Portuguese landscape. Designed by studio Carvalho Araújo the structure is nestled amid rocky formations that helped determine its shape. Covered with paving slabs the roof acts as an extensive viewing platform.
White stucco is a breath of fresh air—the perfect complement to tropical settings as a breezy vibe is created when lush greenery meets light-hued homes. Since stucco is a clean slate many homeowners whose dwellings feature stucco take great pride in their landscaping from the welcoming front exterior to the back view. Note the inviting patio of this home from Williams Partners Architects:
As cities become more and more crowded we seek to live in homes where we can relax and breathe maintaining a sense of personal space. Homes that fuel our imagination and creativity that influence how we think behave and feel are much sought-after. They are after all where we dwell hang out and repose and as such must possess elements of calm order tactility affability and poise!