An Igloo-Inspired Vancouver Apartment with a Hidden Loft by Falken Reynolds

10.30.18 | By
An Igloo-Inspired Vancouver Apartment with a Hidden Loft by Falken Reynolds

You wouldn’t typically think an igloo would be the inspiration for a residential design but that’s the case for the latest project from Falken Reynolds. Located in the historic Gastown neighborhood in Vancouver, this loft settles in at just under 600-square-feet with a design that looked to the compressed living spaces found in Canadian igloos. In order to incorporate lots of storage in the compact apartment, they referenced the tightened entryway of the igloo and created a central corridor that separates the main living space from the entry, bathroom, and office area.

The main living space feels light and bright despite its compact size. White walls and two large windows help bounce light around the interior making it feel open.

The storage structure contains two five-foot closets, laundry, a drying closet, fridge, and pantries, in addition to a hidden staircase that leads to the loft bedroom.

The cabinetry was kept fairly minimal with hidden pulls and matte doors in a shade of blue. With so much storage relegated to the central white unite, the only upper cabinet needed was above the stove to house the vent.

A Bocci 28.7 fixture hangs above the dining table that seats eight people comfortably.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.