Large former industrial buildings, stripped to bare brick and concrete provide some of the most versatile spaces in which contemporary design and urban lifestyle have developed.
The sheer lack of internal restriction and restraint, and the often-plentiful light, have driven designers to value the structural raw materials and to leave as much as possible exposed.
The young owner-designer of this large raw space understood exactly how she wanted to mix brick and concrete walls with hardwood floors and plaster divisions, and keep the same natural tones for furnishings and decoration.
She understood, too, that the size and scale of each item was critical in balancing such large open spaces. By leaving dividing walls short of the ceiling and keeping fitting boxy and substantial, she retained a strong sense of loft style but never neglected the need for certain barriers and division of function.
The kitchen and Duktus maple bench and table set were supplied by Bulthaup and are low-key, functional and unobtrusive. Two large bedrooms with bathrooms and a terrace make this a rare city apartment.