This building project is called Crosstown Loft which is designed by Campos Leckie Studio for the wish of the couple married. This loft building is based in Crosstown, Vancouver, Canada. This site characteristic is The Urban split-level loft. The construction which is covers an area for about 2,000 square feet has the great program like convertible spaces which contain 2 bedroom, a nursery, 1.5 bath, living room, dining room and roof deck. This building was built in 2009. For more information about this building just give the simple attention below!
This loft building actually is ordered by a hip young couple who living in Vancouver’s Yaletown entertainment district. They have married and decided to start a family, so it is meant that they also need a spacious area than they can afford in Yaletown. Besides, they deliberately want to avoid the typical retreat to the suburb. The couple is purchases a run-down loft space a few blocks away in Crosstown-i.e. on the edge of Vancouver’s ‘undesirable’ Lower East Side neighborhood. With the modest means and a tight time-line (baby on the way) a former after-hours party venue is converted into a home for a growing family.
The Vancouver’s first ‘New York style open plan loft is existing building at 550 Beatty. Which the building is constructed in 1907 actually a warehouse which is originally retrofitted into the residential open-plan loft in 1981. The two floor dwelling is programmed with 1000sf of living and entertaining public space upstairs and 1000sf of convertible sleeping and play ‘private’ space downstairs within to this new third iteration of the life of the building. While in the lower floor plan is employs a series of sliding partition which is converting the layout from a single open plan space during the day, into a two bedroom plus nursery layout at night.
About the point of interest of this loft building; for young families, this loft building project is presenting an alternative to suburban living. The decisions of the individual families to collectively reclaim is neglected the parts of the urban fabric which is presents a compelling model for urban revitalization and the adaptive re-use. The design is demonstrates a creative architectural response to the challenges of creating ‘rooms’ in generic loft spaces – which is typically only have an access to light and air at one end of an extremely deep floor plan.
- Architects: Campos Leckie Studio
- Location: Crosstown, Vancouver, Canada
- Site characteristics: Urban split-level loft
- Program: Convertible spaces – 2 bdrm, nursery, 1.5 bath, kitchen, living, dining, roof deck
- Project area: 2,000 sq. ft.
- Project year: 2009
- Photographs: John Sinal