First, there were the white boxes in one windowless Japanese home, and after them, the cabin and the treehouse that sit inside the most Brooklyn loft ever. According to the rule of three, this redesign of a Brussels apartment by adn Architectures means that filling one home with a few smaller ones is officially a trend. And what a trend it is! According to a project statement from the firm, the point of the overhaul is to give shape to "two internal bodies that embrace the envelope without touching it, opaque, translucent, airy, abstract," but any five-year-old knows what we have on our hands here: forts, wonderful forts.
The clients requested a loft conversion that made efficient use of their limited space; little did they know they would end up with "purity of form and functional simplicity" in the form of two perforated metallic boxes. The first floors hold the laundry room and bathroom, with a bedroom and an office above them, each without a ceiling, leaving the second levels open to the entire apartment. With a deftly concealed wall of storage cabinets between the two, and a raw concrete ceiling lending the white and airy space some much needed weight, it seems like a pretty swell setup.
· Loft FOR / adn Architectures [Arch Daily via Design Milk]
· Most 'Brooklyn' Loft Ever has a Cabin and Treehouse Inside [Curbed National]
· Windowless Japanese Box Gets a Surprising Amount of Light [Curbed National]