Top 5 Homes of the Week That Bring Lofts to New Heights

Top 5 Homes of the Week That Bring Lofts to New Heights

By Samantha Daly
These modern loft designs are a step above the rest. Take a peek at the elevated designs from the Dwell community that caught our editor's eye this week.

Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add your home to Dwell.com/homes today.

1. Loft 01

The second level of Loft 01 by Nada is reached by climbing a light, circular staircase. The loft was envisioned as an "open integrated space," between the two floors.

Architect: Nada, Location: Valencia, Spain

From the architect: "The Loft 01 was designed for a single young professional. Conceived as an open and flexible concept, the loft is divided in two different stories where natural light interconnects the multiple spaces. A central cube has been conceived as the core element of the design integrating all services within; including kitchen, bathroom, laundry and storage. This central cube also features an integrated folding system that enables the generation of spaces that appear and disappear, responding to different needs and uses of the loft. The main access to the loft is through an architectural piece of furniture shaped as a thick wall that holds facilities and storage inside."

2. Relmar Houses

Daylight from the third floor skylights reach deep into one of the Relmar Houses by Lebel & Bouliane, creating a bright, light-filled interior.

Architect: Lebel & Bouliane, Location: Toronto, Canada

From the architect: "Just to the east of the Cedarvale Ravine, behind the bustling Forest Hill Village on Spadina Road in Toronto, are the Relmar Houses; two slim semi-detached dwellings squeezed into a narrow lot originally occupied by a single family home. The most significant innovation of the project is the atrium space within each side of the complex. It underscores the primary request for the maximization of natural light, while simultaneously instigating and augmenting natural ventilation. Capped at the top by a large bank of operable skylights and a private third floor courtyard garden, it becomes the central armature around which activities of varying intimacy are actuated."

3. Capitol Hill Loft

Inserting a mix of texture, raw materials and functional elements, SHED Architecture & Design was able to artfully marry the new additions with the original industrial construction in Capitol Hill Loft by using a palette of concrete brick, stainless steel plate, blackened steel, and mirror.

Architect: SHED Architecture & Design, Location: Seattle, Washington

From the architect: "A custom crafted urban remodel of a 1,702-square-foot loft in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood in the award-winning 1310 East Union Building designed by the Miller Hull Partnership for Seattle-based developers, Dunn + Hobbes. The building accommodates eight loft-style condominiums with big views of the surrounding neighborhood. The client, a young couple who work nearby, came to the firm with an original layout that did not harmonize with everyday living patterns; an exposed entry way, lack of storage and oversized hallway left no place to hide. The main challenge was to add functional elements to the space that blended with the building’s original palette of concrete floors, zinc plated pan-decking ceiling, and blackened steel beams and railings."

4. Dogpatch Residence

MODTAGE Design redesigned the loft's stairwell with open risers. "Due to the varied nature of the reclaimed material, there were several large cracks that we needed to address both aesthetically and structurally. The team came up with beautiful solutions to minimize the appearance of imperfections and address all the stability issues," said the team.

Interior architecture and designer: MODTAGE Design, Location: San Francisco, California

From the interior architecture and designer: "MODTAGE design provided full architectural and interior design services. We stripped the entire residence down to its core to create a truly customized and individual home specific to our client. Our services included relocating walls & interior windows, while simultaneously exposing more of the beautiful brick and structural beams."

5. Savion House

The expansive, cube-like Savion House is a multi-level family home designed by Neuman Hayner. The study floats above the kitchen in a lofted space that provides privacy and accessibility.

Architect: Neuman Hayner, Location: Savyon, Israel

From the architect: "The house was planned for a family of four. Two cubes separated by a passage combine into an 'L'-shaped house. The front cube holds the public areas: entrance, living room, kitchen, dining room on the ground floor and a study on the first floor. The rear cube—the private wing—has three floors."

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