San Francisco Loft by LINEOFFICE Architecture | Yellowtrace

San Francisco Loft by LINEOFFICE Architecture | Yellowtrace

San Francisco Loft by LINEOFFICE Architecture | Yellowtrace

 

This converted warehouse space was remodelled by San Francisco based practice LINEOFFICE Architecture. The weightiness of the post and beam structure and the tactile grain of the Douglas Fir were at once seductive for both the client and the architect. With such an exquisitely crafted timber structure, LINEOFFICE were keen to honour the original bones of the space.

Conceptually, the minimal additions lightly occupy the space almost as loose pieces of furniture, as if the space could easily return to its original state. Low joinery and walls slot between the geometry of the existing framework, allowing the existing ceiling to fly above, completely uninterrupted. As a result, this single bedroom loft is an open and airy space with free flowing connections between sleeping, living and food preparation. Only the bathroom can be closed off with a door.

 

San Francisco Loft by LINEOFFICE Architecture | Yellowtrace

San Francisco Loft by LINEOFFICE Architecture | Yellowtrace

 

The loft may be minimal, but the space is not devoid of personality. It exudes an air of assertiveness. The unapologetic use of timber, the sharp moments of oiled black steel, the heavy, chunky proportions and the generous spaciousness reflect something about the person living inside. Bruce Wayne perhaps?

Text by Ella Leoncio for Yellowtrace.

 


[Images & drawings courtesy of LINEOFFICE Architecture.]

 

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Ella Leoncio
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Ella is a design obsessed architect from Melbourne and author of the blog 'pages from my moleskine'. She specializes in residential architecture and currently works in a senior design role with an equal focus on architecture and interiors. Things that really float Ella’s boat include; designs that frame an experience, innovative material explorations, textures and light, clarity and simplicity. She is addicted to learning through making and doing. Her free time is spent sewing, knitting, knotting, folding, moulding, shaping, dyeing... Contemporary dance is another great life passion of hers. In fact, Ella is convinced that dance and architecture are two dialects of the same language.

2 Responses

  1. LP

    Oh I just love this! Is that a wardrobe in the pic. with the red chair? Do you know who designed it please Ella?

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