This stunning home is the work of Florence-based studio q-bic, “pallets loft” is a renovation of the attic space of a nineteenth century industrial building situated on the edge of the historic center of Florence, Italy. Comprised of 1,937 square feet (180 square meters) of living space, the loft has a multi-purpose destination for hosting small events and parties but also acts as temporary accommodation for guests.
The loft has a seamless look with small partitions that have been painted in different hues that marks the space and emphasizes the division of functions. The appearance is poly-functional which led to the choice of pallets for furnishing solutions both for a cosmetic issue and for their intrinsic function, that of ease of handling. In fact, both the beds that the kitchen island and where appropriate, the console housing the sinks in the bathroom, you can move and find a place in other rooms, freeing surfaces and changing the connotation of the place
The two opposite ends are placed environments “night”, separated from the living area by sliding walls central in natural iron. The choice of finishes and materials helps to emphasize the industrial origin of the place, where by contrast a few selected items of furniture, design classics (Eames, Saarinen, Le Corbusier) living with contemporary design elements.
Photos: Lorenzo Nencioni
A dream apartment in Paris, France, architects Isabelle and her partner Matthew from design studio L’Atelier d’Archi, met the challenge to transform the top floor of a building into a cozy house, with lots of bright ideas and dark colors. They gutted the small 753 square foot apartment and redistributed the spaces. They wish to expand gradually when neighboring apartments become available. Everything was custom made in the apartment, kitchen shelving, fireplace, stairs, and shelving in the lounge, the buffet under the stairs and the stair railing. The couple works hand in hand with artisans fulfills their unique desires. The architects infused dark colors in their design, they wanted to enhance their small space and felt that the darker tones would create warmth. Large windows illuminate the spaces with light throughout as well as skylights in the upstairs and glass panels in the floor.
Photos: Louise Desrosiers
This stunning attic apartment spotted on Nuevo Estilo is located in the old city of Bilbao, Spain, rehabilitated by interior designer Mikel Larrinaga. The home is situated in a neoclassical building with an incredible terrace oasis with views, a luxury in the center of the city. Although the interior left much to be desired, with its compartmentalized spaces, obsolete finishes and old installations, Mikel had a great vision of the future that the home offered. One of the fundamental objectives was to orient the home out towards the terrace, creating a nice aesthetic. After applying an in-depth rehabilitation, the old floor has become an apartment filled with light, updated interiors and plenty of comfort.
During the reformation, the designer discovered an element of surprise while demolishing the false ceiling and revealing a double height, taking advantage of the space and turning it into a loft. He retained part of the structure and created a network of iron and wood on which rests the bedroom. Some of the constructive elements were left exposed, such as a brick wall and wood beams. The interiors were painted white to create brightness and oak flooring was used throughout except for the bathroom. The home is a mix of flea market and vintage finds merging with chairs of industrial origin and hints of design, with the dressing of personal details, souvenirs and artworks.
This fabulous attic studio is just a mere 495-square feet in the Söder neighborhood of Stockholm, Sweden. Impeccably and creatively designed by interior designer Jimmy Schonning, who is a local celebrity for his role in the Swedish Television shows “Finally at Home” and “Styling Emergency.” This stylish home is jam-packed with innovative storage solutions (built-in closets; a washer and drier hidden under a workbench in the bathroom) and tons of personality. The living room sofa is built in modules which can be turned to face the terrace in the summer, or the kitchen during the winter months.
This studio is clearly an example of utilizing every inch of space to perform functionally without sacrificing style. The usage of storage is both clever and unassuming. The natural and artificial lighting was well planned and allows the apartment to feel more spacious. The minimalistic approach with furnishings and accessories supports the grander feel of the home making it warm and inviting. Via
This reading corner can be changed into an extra bed. Schonning designed the leather poufs, with cushions from an Ikea carpet.
Behind the platform bed is an enlarged a photograph the designer snapped in Rio de Janeiro.
The shelf over the sink is made from wood scraps from an old jetty, lined with glass on the top and bottom to better reflect light and show off objects.
The black bathtub is made of recycled plastic.
In the bathroom, wooden shelves in front of the window screen the room from public view, and provide added storage.
A detail of the entrance hall closet, constructed to allow a rolling bin underneath.
The apartment’s built-in closets are deep and have mirrors on one side.
Photos: Per Magnus Persson
Ceramic House is a gorgeous attic space situated in a classic early 20th century building that has been transformed into a new living space with a mulitude of levels in Madrid, Spain. Designed by Spanish architect Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez, as if the design would be a three-dimensional object, where every one of the rooms or points of the home can be located by specifying the axis of coordinates. The result is the power to move around in few square meters at different heights, going up and down, offering a new experience of roominess in the context of a home: to explore the space. The transition between the rooms is continuous and lets the movement flow freely across the numerous levels.
The spatial flexibility that transforms this home is an innovative housing concept which adapts itself to the actual necessities and to the new usages. Where roominess, brightness and time flow in a multifunctional space without corners or precedence. It is also about expanding the parameters of interior design as well as the conventional trends of arrangement. According to the architect’s objective the ceramic thus transforms itself into an excellent dynamic entity able to offer the luxuriousness of working in three dimensions. “Change and continuation”, “tradition and innovation” simply unfold with a new angle on the use of ceramic material.
Visit the website of architect Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez here.
Photos: Pedro Martínez
House at Hillside is a half a century old single storey terrace with an attic on a narrow site in Singapore. Designed by Nota Design International pte Ltd, the family home was renovated with the decision to preserve the existing 1,582 square foot (147 square meters) structure. There were three main criteria to the project; the retrofitting had to be cost effective, sustainable and a symbiosis of Art and Design.
Here is a description of the project from the architects, â€œthe original living room measures only 6m by 3.4 m and divided by old masonry walls on both ends and worsen by a low flat ceiling which makes the space incredibly small. The front and rear walls of the living room were demolished. In their places were two sets of new full-height timber-framed clear glass pivot panels. This allows good cross ventilation across the length of the house when doors are opened.”
“Flat ceiling was also removed to expose the huge space under the high pitch roof. High ceiling keeps the habitable space cooler especially when itâ€™s 6 m at its highest. A second wall fronting the original living room wall was also demolished to create the new L- shaped Patio. The two bedrooms were retained with some modifications. A doorway was introduced between the two bedrooms to allow direct access to the front kidsâ€™ room. The small window in the master bedroom fronting the air well is transformed into a large doorway to allow occupant to enjoy natural air and greenery from the bed day and night. The locations of the kitchen, storeroom, attic space and the two bathrooms were left unchanged with much cosmetic modification.â€ Via
Visit the website of Nota Design International pte Ltd here.
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Converting an attic to a bedroom is a fabulous idea to make the space more functional and useful. Although an attic is typically not voluminous and proportionate, it is comfortable enough for a bedroom and dressing area. An attic bedroom is usually associated with romance because it allows the necessary privacy since it is separate from the rest of the home. A bedroom designed in an attic creates a warm, cozy atmosphere; it is an awesome space to relax, to dream or simply to have a good night’s sleep. Such a bedroom is a perfect solution for small houses where space is at a premium. Enjoy the collection of pictures we have put together for you, hopefully it leaves you feeling inspired to design a bedroom nesting area of your dreams. Don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite and why!