The design for this 1400 sf loft developed in response to three distinct programmatic mandates; privacy for sleep, a large amount of storage and flat surfaces for work, food prep and entertaining. Responding to the “shoebox” geometry of the existing space, a hot rolled steel “wrapper” was constructed to both establish entry and to direct occupants deep into the space. The hard outer surface of the wrapper is offset by the plush interior liner of the sleeping platform.
A modular system of Baltic birch shelves extends the length of the loft from the kitchen and into the living areas. Four complimentary box lengths were established to minimize the material waste and cost of the storage system. Two 10’ long bent steel and CNC milled plywood tables were developed to accommodate the desk/bar and kitchen prep counters.