1902_loft / POESENVANHIEL architects

1902_loft / POESENVANHIEL architects

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Text description provided by the architects. We were put to the task of finding a way to create a sensible partition between day and night. To this end, we placed a glass curtain wall with sliding door panels following the course of the existing steel columns, with an offset of a typical corridor. As a result, the resident who moves around in the middle of the loft no longer has to crisscross all over the place. 

1902_loft / POESENVANHIEL architects - Interior Photography
1902_loft / POESENVANHIEL architects - Interior Photography, Beam, Column

Where the resident requires more privacy, textured glass was used. The moving elements are made from a different material than the fixed parts so that the sliding doors are highly intuitive to use. By leaving the panels open, the feeling of a loft is kept alive, but if need be, the resident can also retreat in peace and quiet behind closed panels, which separate her from the other residents but with still a lot of natural light to enjoy.

1902_loft / POESENVANHIEL architects - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Countertop
1902_loft / POESENVANHIEL architects - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Countertop, Windows

A lot of attention was put into the details, not only for aesthetics. For instance, we designed the light switches to be stand-alone beautiful objects, positioned in a way that made sense. The approach reinforced the concept that we wanted to subtly guide the resident along the different functional spaces fostering an intuitive flow.

1902_loft / POESENVANHIEL architects - Interior Photography

Similarly, we employed different floor finishes around the fixed furniture in the kitchen and bathroom. This also establishes implicit boundaries without a real physical presence, instead relying on suggestive intentions.

1902_loft / POESENVANHIEL architects - Interior Photography
1902_loft / POESENVANHIEL architects - Interior Photography

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