With 600 square meters, the Dusseldorf Loft in Germany is the physical representation of the owners’ passion for architectural design. Bruno Epricum of AABE Architects was commissioned to design the warehouse conversion. This dream home is finished with “brick” all throughout. It has a large cavernous space that caters the furniture and art owned by the clients. The reconversion of the warehouse was closely based on the heritage of the building. The reconversion has preserved the history of the building as it was one of the few that miraculously avoided damage from the bombings of World War II.
Today, it is a modern home that provides warmth and comfort to the couple who were keen to make the most out of Dusseldorf’s rare ruins. Across from the coachman’s passageway, the garages were firmly built fronting the entrance court. This is part of the exterior living area where the court is dotted with screens flanking the entrance and secluding the day patio. The history of the city as well as that of the building is reflected through the glass panels.
This is an inspirational layout that is made entirely of glass and is completely independent of the old structures thus demonstrating its enormous scale. Unlike the old building, this architecture is now protected efficiently against external elements and is compliant with energy performance requirements.
Opening unto the garage and gym, the study area is emphasizes modern living. Bruno Epricum had designed the gloss painted furniture which complements the structural elements of the house.
It is a vast white space without any unnecessary accessories and this space houses the sleeping area during the conversion. One of the key elements of design is the rotating door that looks like it is floating in the air. A spacious living room is placed between the pilasters that are proudly displayed for the world to see.
The modern architecture highlights the existing brickwork supporting the flagstone roof. One look at the implemented house floor plans, the living area of the home actively demonstrates the wear inflicted brickwork has been openly displayed. Unlike other architectural and interior design, this does not downplay the aesthetic impact of the materials instead it has been magnified completely so that it becomes an essential element for the design.
The great kitchen is created in the exterior deambulatory. The bedroom – previously mentioned as the vast white space – has been carefully implemented almost at its perfection. It is encircled with the “night patio” and the smart use of lighting fixture sweeping across the surrounding evokes the feeling of ease and tranquility.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 1 February, 2012