Loft As < Back
A single-cell organism divided into two volumes structurally identical and internally similar but opposite. This project involved the restructuring and interiors of twin lofts, in a former factory in the southern part of Milan, once an industrial outer suburb and today a modern neighbourhood.
The ground floor of the two loft comprises of mirrored halls, open kitchens, and the apertures onto the small private gardens, a long table with high seating, a bathroom and the staircase that goes up to the floors above.
In the design we dematerialized the staircase using crystal for the treads and transforming the supporting structure into a simple white stepped line (painted iron) which developed upwards.
The bathroom is an independent volume, somewhat mysterious, internally dark but with a surprise opening set high up.Then the tables have a baroque style with the kitchen top in glossy steel and white lacquer and wengé for the cabinets.
Symmetries and variations are also interlaced on the upper floors. On the first floor living room we installed a portion of glass flooring, to provide a glimpse of the kitchens below but in this loft this detail is enhanced because it is repeated over the shower in the ground-floor bathroom, and also in the staircase, which becomes even more transparent and visually light.
On the second floor we tried to invert not only the consistency but also the perception of the spaces. Beyond the confines, the sleeping quarters of the second loft, instead
has a large white roundish bathtub, some elements derived from the world of fashion, like the silver and fuchsia chair, and a highly distinctive walk-in wardrobe in wengé wood with a mirror inserted.
The top level of the attic is a wellness space with small private gym.
DESIGN: Federico Delrosso