Lofts and spaces for community in converted warehouses

Lofts dream! I often turn to my city, to venture into sparsely populated areas, and I can not help but make me catch the attention of abandoned houses or disused industrial buildings and warehouses. This is a moment that I prefer and that I love because it escaped from the classic paradigms: “now is old and ugly because I do not demolish?”.

 Hence my architect imagination begins to emerge, in my head I try to give back to the building life filling it with details and solutions for future homes.

Did you ever the same?

I imagine how I could accommodate it, keeping intact the original style, which is also the peculiarity that characterizes it, seeing in it, even the good positive effects that can be made to the surrounding neighborhood.

Below I have listed some examples of their beautiful building redevelopment of these buildings, converted into luxury lofts or spaces dedicated to the city and its events, positively, they have enhanced the place, thanks to architects that They managed to put into practice this Their Ability to Imagination.

 Water factory:  Industrial warehouse transformed into family house  in Australia

 This is one example of lofts located in North Fitzroy, Victoria. An old water factory restored and refurbished to better by  Andrew Simpson Architect. In this old building, adapted to family houses, the architect managed to blend a contemporary style, leaving intact the old outer building characterized with classic red brick, typical of the old warehouses and industries. 

The interior has been completely changed and adapted to meet the needs of the resident family. 

Since lighting the main factor for the interior, the house has been equipped with large skylights and a large stairwell open to spread the best light. 

Most of the house is covered with white materials, from the walls to the furniture chosen with care, in order to bring out the most of those structural details that give a unique identity to the house.

 A reminder that the house has been created inside an old warehouse, there are red bricks that were left to even view inside some salt to give charm to these environments that seemed otherwise too contemporary. 

To characterize the combination of the two worlds, old and new, there are also original trusses and pillars of wood, combined with modern ceilings always white, which help to spread to most of the light.


Photo by Shannon Mcgrath

A concert hall converted into a luxury loft 

 A second example of Lofts I found interesting, and above all curious and original furnishing and the bright colors that give an ethnic and exotic touch. 

Is the Beethoven Hall of the Soho district of Manhattan, specifically renovated to be used as a traditional dwelling to a New York family.
The property consists of 11 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, living room and a beautiful very large terrace.
What is immediately evident seeing this loft is the originality that is its hallmark. 

The red brick, in a sublime distributed throughout the house, the master in all its style.

the original wooden floors combine perfectly with those used in the new marble bathroom and a large part of the kitchen. 

The rooms are very spacious and arredagte with objects and much sought after furniture and original that dano a different identity for each room. The house also has a solarium and a small gym on the first floor directly overlooking the main hall of the house.




Leopolda station on Florence

 This building, however, was not meant for its conversion into lofts .
The Leopolda Station in Florence, is a station built in the early 800′, and is a unique building of its kind both for its style and its constitution, unique in the world, both for its historical and artistic value.

After he left, for the construction of another station closest to the town center, it was redesigned in the 90 ‘, in order to host exhibitions and various cultural events from concerts, theater and television shows, events fashion and art exhibitions and architecture.

The station was designed in neo-classical style by the architect Enrico presenti, so that it was located well within the urban fabric of the city, creating a central body used as reception, and two side spaces for the various services needed.

Leopolda station

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