Loft M by Graux & Baeyens Architects | Yellowtrace

Loft M by Graux & Baeyens Architects | Yellowtrace

Loft M by Graux & Baeyens Architects | Yellowtrace

Loft M by Graux & Baeyens Architects | Yellowtrace

Loft M by Graux & Baeyens Architects | Yellowtrace

Loft M by Graux & Baeyens Architects | Yellowtrace

 

A former factory on the outskirts of Kortrijk in Belgium was the setting for the new residential brief given to Graux & Baeyens Architects. Today, the site consists of a single vast loft filled with two interlocking curving structures that are stacked on top of one another.

The daylight enters the space via four vertical windows positioned in the corner of the room. The design of this loft is an exercise in filtering light, with undulating surfaces capturing the light and allowing it to gradually shift into shadows. The two levels of the new structure individually drape around existing columns and unfold themselves towards the windows.

The unique nature of this interior can be attributed to it’s complex geometry, the variations of concave and convex lines, cantilevers and double-height ceilings. The original features of the factory building, such as the brick-arched ceiling and the beautiful steel beams and columns aren’t too horrible to look at either.

In case you are curious, the curved walls are finished in a custom made “lime technic” (whatever that may be?) treated with several pigments. The smooth white resin floors, made by Liquidfloors, reflects the light beautifully. Ten points from me!

 

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[Images courtesy of Graux & Baeyens Architects. Images © Luc Roymans Photography.]

 

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