In designing this one-bedroom live-work space, the main challenge was to create an open plan space that maximized the light from the single north-facing window while also creating a variety of distinct spaces within the apartment to give the client both privacy and storage.
Inspried by the surrounding 19th-century industrial buildings and the riverside location, the apartment takes its style direction from the lofts of New York City. Simplicity, craftsmanship and contrast were the watchwords in creating this working home.
Glass partitions maintain views and light through the apartment. Ceiling and level changes, as well as alcoves and walls of bespoke cabinetry, divide the space to create privacy and storage.
THE MATERIALS + FURNISHINGS
A limited palette of white, black, charcoal and walnut creates a cohesive aesthetic. Steel, wood and leather figure prominently throughout the space with visual interest created by bold artwork, graphic tile and small doses of saturated colour.
Most of the furniture and textiles were sourced from boutique makers in keeping with the client’s desire for uniqueness, simplicity and quality.
Freehand sketching — Model making — CAD drawing (Vectorworks) — Hand rendering