The wide open expanse of a loft-type space can sometimes be daunting, not knowing how to break the space up into zones or for separate uses. There’s also the occasion of wanting a bit of privacy within that type of wall-free environment. Brussels-based adn architectures was brought in to make the space, Loft FOR, function for a couple that desired an efficient use of space.

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Built within the large, rectangular loft are two metallic structures that contain the spaces that needed a door that could be shut such as the bathroom and laundry room, with the upper floors being a bedroom and an office.

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Besides the built-in structures, three other pieces of “furniture” were brought in – a long kitchen cabinet, a wall of storage cabinets, and a library. The kitchen spans a long wall underneath a bank of windows, providing lots of counter space.

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Between the two structures, they’ve added a wooden dining table that warms up the mostly white interior.

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The tall ceilings provide the perfect room for the double-height volumes. Simple staircases lead to the second floors of both.

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The exterior of the volumes are clad in perforated metal so that light filters in while still providing privacy on the inside.

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The walls are made of terra-cotta blocks that are painted a stark white, while the raw concrete ceiling remains unfinished.

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Photos courtesy of adn architectures.