Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Garage to Loft








It's hard to believe that this light-filled loft space in the heart of Camden, London, was once a garage, then a pair of dank, interconnected ­bedsits spread across two floors. Measuring just 85 square feet, owner Darren Isaacs and Knott Architects have made use of every inch of space available, tucking cupboards into the eaves, suspending pots and pans from beams and hiding away the appliances behind sleek white cabinetry (along with the TV and kitchenware). But there's also interesting aesthetic touches besides the practical, such as a staircase made from a single ribbon of cold, rolled steel, left to develop a patina of rust before it was sealed, with logs for the fire stored neatly underneath. A calf-skin LCW chair by Charles and Ray Eames adds pattern and curves, books add warmth and a personal touch to the loft, and a typographical tramlines poster, found by Isaacs in his native ­Australia, adds graphic punch to the white walls. Now a bright and relaxed home, it's a great lesson in finding the potential in even the most unpromising space. More info here on The Guardian.


(photography by sophia evans)

2 comments :

hayley@project74 said...

What a slick use of space. I thought the stairs were concrete at first, I'm even more impressed knowing it's rolled steel. Impressive!

mady dooijes said...

stunning! i love the stairs too...

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