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you can create a new layout once you close
those doors without having the feeling of
rooms being closed off or excluded.
Adding to the sensation of space are lofty
ceilings punctuated with skylights and glass
doors that run the length of the facade and
open onto the garden, allowing a smooth
transition from indoors to out.
“It was my goal to direct and utilise the
existing natural light. I see it as my handwriting
to create different light situations according to
the purpose of each individual room or space,”
explains Thomas. All built-in components
correspond with the skylights and windows.
For example, both wardrobe and bathroom
share the same skylight, but with the smart
use of translucent panels, two totally
different light impressions are created.
Another priority was to utilise every
single square metre without any dead space
taken up by dominating design features.
Definitively, one of the most outstanding
aspects of the loft is the decorative,
sculptural and functional black wooden
benchtop and cabinet furniture, which
runs like a spine through the whole space.
One multifunctional tool, integrating
bathroom and tub, kitchen and stow-away
compartments, this unit links the different
spaces in one discreet continual line.
On the practical side, kitchen appliances
are hidden away. And, in a savvy move, you
CLOCKWISEfrom right A vintage Swiss army blanket sits
on a sofa by Minotti (available locally via Katsui Design). A low
Japanese-style bed accentuates the simple lines of the interior.
Quirky pieces, such as this coffee table, add an eclectic feel.
OPPOSITEDecorative pieces add interest through form and
materials, but are kept minimal to reflect the home’s simple lines.
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