Shoreditch Loft – London

Further to the renovation of the Shoreditch area Affect-t architect and designers have rejuvenated a 200+ year old warehouse space, transforming it into a vibrant home.

Shoreditch Loft: Affect-t architect and designers Shoreditch Loft: Affect-t architect and designers

In keeping with the history of the late Victorian building, the warehouse was transformed into a loft, which has maintained the character of the existing structure but also allowed the vibrant creative character of the neighborhood inside.

Shoreditch Loft: Affect-t architect and designers Shoreditch Loft: Affect-t architect and designers

The historical heritage of the building was important for Affect-t to consider in their design. By Allowing the buildings existing characteristic pen plan layout to function as a house Affect-t choose to use a series of small rooms which could be opened up during the day and closed at night through either doorways or curtains which function as partitions.

Shoreditch Loft: Affect-t architect and designers

One of the key statements of the project is the ornate balustrade that flows through the building tying together the materials of floor, kitchen, and other rooms with an smooth delicate quality counter to the rougher industrial finishes of the existing features. Lights flood much of the space, casting shadows of the balustrade onto the rough brick, reminding the resident of the industrial heritage.

Shoreditch Loft: Affect-t architect and designers Shoreditch Loft: Affect-t architect and designers

Shoreditch Loft: Affect-t architect and designers

The 3 bedrooms are spread out over 4 floors, everything linked by the bold industrial staircase, covered in the ornate balustrade. A green roof terrace with views of the city of London in the background perfect for entertaining was added as part of the renovation, again successfully conjoining the old and the new.

Shoreditch Loft: Affect-t architect and designers

Shoreditch Loft: Affect-t architect and designers

The renovation of the building has not over taken it’s historic value, structural elements of the past such as the exposed brick walls and cast iron pallet blend with the modern design, harmoniously coming together to create such a dynamic and vibrant house.

Design Team:

Director & Lead Designers: Dylan Baker-Rice & Damita Yu

Photographs by: Luke Hayes & Tom Birket

Words: Jessica Macnally


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