A loft interior design project which called the Mercantile Lofts is completed designed by the Los Angeles Design Group (LADG) interior designer. This contemporary interior design renovation is intended for a public space in a 36-unit loft building in a 1906 Chicago Style Beaux-Arts building in downtown Los Angeles, California.
Contemporary interior design renovation
The architect recently completed this contemporary interior design. This project is reconsiders the public spaces of the Mercantile Lofts which is a condominium development which is the latest occupant of the historic structure.
There are now extreme structural; and mechanical constraints to making any further modifications to the building after changing the ownership and uses over the course of a century. These limitations are provoked a series of the questions about the building in an environment which can’t be altered: if the walls can’t be added or be removed, what if the design alters the character of the existing walls? What if the walls are appeared to be deep instead of flat? What if the graphic and the color got confused with the three-dimensional objects? In other words, is it possible to manufacture more space without changing the size of a room?
The wall decoration
The architect is largely restricted design to a graphic pattern which takes the cues from top-art to make the flat walls which appear depth and the materials qualities in response to these questions. To produce the variable spatial qualities depending on the angle of view, the scheme uses a large number of the slightly tapered parallel stripes. The stripes itself are look like shading on a flat surface if it is viewed frontally, while it is viewed obliquely, the stripes and the wall blur into a for; it looks like we can touch the cloudiness.
To give touch of contemporary interior design, the interface designed with the wall graphics, two benches in the building lobby are designed, so that the three-dimensional from are appears to peel out the flat wall. To hover in front of the optically foggy material of the walls, the acrylic globe lights throughout the project are positioned. This project is commissioned by the ICO Development, a real estate investment firm with holdings throughout the Southern California. They have recently completed several residential projects in LA’s Historic Core and emphazing a commitment to the revitalization of the Downtown.
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Images courtesy of Todd Weaver