architects EAT renovates brick warehouse to spacious loft in australia
 
architects EAT renovates brick warehouse to spacious loft in australia architects EAT renovates brick warehouse to spacious loft in australia
mar 29, 2016

architects EAT renovates brick warehouse to spacious loft in australia

architects EAT renovates brick warehouse to spacious loft in australia
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this conversion project by australian practice architects EAT involves adapting a former brick warehouse into a comfortable family home. working with 250 square meters of space ingrained with its existing industrial aesthetic, the design team has organized the loft into a series of intimately scaled family spaces and high-ceiling atrium and voids.

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the fitzroy loft is set in a former brick warehouse

 

 

 

utilizing the existing skylights which invites plenty of light into the home. the design team explores this by introducing two voids that act as the ‘lungs’ to bring views of the sky, deep into the internal space. the existing steel frame has created unique partitioning to form a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor areas, with large folding glass windows opening up to terraces and indoor courtyards.

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a sheltered internal courtyard blurs the line between inside and outside

 

 

 

the blend and contrast of exposed brickwork, steel and textured wood with the new contemporary furnishings work together to create an inviting and spacious urban loft. the private areas such as the study and bedrooms are accommodated on the first floor by volumes of a more intimate scale that is connected by a bridge spanning over the kitchen and lounge areas.

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the bedrooms are placed on the upper level

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the bathroom

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the blend of old and new materials works to create a comfortable and inviting home

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