Provocative in its industrial aesthetic, this London loft showcases an alternative lifestyle filled with contrasting details and a respectful admiration for the original architecture. A brainchild of Inside Out Architecture, this contemporary London loft mixes together the original raw nature of the space that used to be a warehouse with sublime textured concrete. The now modern warehouse residence was refurbished to access its potential as a modern home, where social and private activities occur naturally within an open space.
The Clerkenwell Loft – as it is known – is welcoming and bright thanks to large windows and a fantastic aluminum lighting piece of large proportions floating over the main living area. Brick and concrete mix in a unique manner, providing the modern background for setting up a functional and elegant interior design. Exposed concrete beams shape a pronounced industrial feel, while the furnishings, plants and decorations make the modern loft homey. Everything was calculated to perfection and the result is an inviting warehouse residence in London.
“We began by stripping the old apartment back to its basic shell and exposing the dramatic geometry of the concrete beams. We then “inserted” a number of spaces including a TV room, 2 bedrooms, separate family and guest bathrooms, a utility room and an adaptable guest bedroom. By stopping the new partitions short of the undersides of the beams, we expressed these inserts as something added to the space, secondary to the primary structure. In the large open plan living space we added a bespoke island kitchen to provide a focal point of activity. ”
Photographed by Chris Parker, the loft makes a powerful impression from the first glance. We’d love to know what impression it made on you.