Located on Calvin Street in Shoreditch, London, a rundown Victorian warehouse was recently converted into three loft apartments by Chris Dyson Architects. The renovation included demolishing modern additions and bringing back the Victorian frontage of the building that allows the ground floor apartment its own dedicated entrance. This two-bedroom apartment has an open plan layout that is spread out over 220 square meters (2368 square feet) and wraps around a private courtyard.
The living room, and other public spaces are separated by sliding doors that open up into the courtyard. The industrial character of the building was kept intact with the polished concrete floors, glass, and powder coated aluminum used throughout.
Large black pendant shades hang in the living room, complementing the black aluminum framed sliding glass doors and furnishings placed around.
More sliding glass doors open the courtyard up to the kitchen and dining room, also helping to add square footage.
A vertical plant wall brings greenery to the small outdoor space without taking up square footage. Wooden screens have been placed around the roof terrace of the upper floor to give the ground floor apartment privacy.
Original red brick is left exposed around the kitchen.
A long skylight that spans the width of the kitchen fills the space with light.
Matte grey tiles are used in the bathroom to create a calm retreat.