Ideas, Plans and Details for Great Spaces

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F+W Publications
The renovation and building of loft space has led to a migration towards urban areas, the resurgence of city centers and, above all, to the birth of a new conscience. The inhabitants of a loft protect a city's architectural past by making it, along with art, a part of daily life. The term loft initially meant an open, diaphanous space located in an industrial building or unused warehouse. Of English origin, the word also referred to an attic or the upper level of a factory. Today, however, the concept of a loft has a new meaning: a large, renovated space whose industrial architecture is used for domestic purposes. Besides defining an architectural style, the word loft also describes the resident's new lifestyle. The presented here lofts were rehabilitated with precise alterations meant to equip the space for its new residents without completely modifying it. The results are simple domestic spaces in which the structural elements serve as decoration, creating a warm space without the use of artful devices.

Baker & Taylor
The ultimate guide to "loft" living explores this growing trend in urban renewal, using color images and featured loft projects from around the world to demonstrate the art of turning big, open spaces into comfortable living quarters.

Publisher: Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport ; Hove : RotoVision, 2004
ISBN: 9781592530571
Branch Call Number: 728.314 LOFTS
Characteristics: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm


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