In cities where real estate prices can escalate like their rising skyscrapers, architects and designers felt the need to evolve their modus operandi. Adaptive reuse replaced rebuilding, which proved to be as unique as the latter without breaking a bank account. The Art Loft in Hong Kong – an industrial loft located in Chai Wan District – is all about innovative and budget-friendly design. Keep scrolling as we unveil you its peculiar characteristics.
Mass Operations was the responsible firm for transforming this old, industrial facility into this practical loft with an evident industrial style and some inventive features.
The loft’s owner is an art collector and he wanted to display his collections and also host guests’ collections in a spacious and comfortable setting, with views of the city. while keeping some privacy for himself.
To do so, a concrete wall was built to separate the living area from the bedroom. The wall is left short of the ceiling to allow air to circulate and light to be shared between spaces while maintaining privacy.
Opening and closing elements were used to hide and show spaces. The bedroom uses a curtain to conceal and reveal the wardrobe, quickly transforming it from a bedroom to a comfy closet.
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To create a cleaner environment when the owner hosts any event, a set of four doors was placed in the kitchen’s entrance to hide it as well.
The colour palette was kept discreet, focusing on clear shades and light woods. This way, the artworks displayed stand out for possible buyers.
With no surprise, designer furniture pieces can be found throughout the home, like pendant lights from Tom Dixon and an Eames rocking chair.
DelighFULL‘s suspension lamp Diana in nickel coated brass and black lacquered aluminium. With its stretchable arm, this industrial lighting piece easily adapts itself to the environment’s needs – when you don’t need to use it, you can simply push it up back to the ceiling.
DelighFULL‘s floor lamp Stanley in nickel coated brass and black lacquered aluminium. With its unusual design, this industrial fixture is worth beeing a part of your industrial decor even with its lights out – your incredible taste won’t go unnoticed.
We hope you enjoyed discovering this interesting loft in Asia. It sure is unconventional, but at the same time, it’s very practical! ?
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