It is a lovely, bright and open space – in the recent past it was a warehouse in the Bermondsey district of London, district where many old warehouse buildings remained, but now they have been reconstructed into unusual accommodations for the originals. The warehouse has been reconstructed into apartments some times ago, but it has acquired such a remarkable airy image recently by the efforts of architects from the FORM Design Architecture.
The owner of the apartment bought it in quite another form, located in the ancient building. It looked like an usual standard apartment: with drywall partitions, suspended ceilings and new laid floors. Some time he lived so. But then he realized that the space doesn’t work for him in such form.
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Being from New York, he was a supporter of spacious lofts with a slight industrial tinge. So, at his request, the architects destroyed all newly built interior trim, dismantling all unnecessary rooms such as a guest bedroom and a guest bathroom and created a large, light and, most importantly, whole space separating only a bedroom and a bathroom. What is most important, having removed raised floors and lowered ceilings, the architects have disclosed the height of the space that has turned out much more interesting that it was at purchase. During the “cleaning” they found beautiful old floors, that was restored and the brick masonry walls were cleaned. In the main space the wall was painted in white colour, the customer dreamed of a bright and light space, but a part of the authentic masonry was left in the bathroom.
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Now it is a real loft: with old accents and a fresh atmosphere, mainly it looks simply huge, due to the open floor plan.
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