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Brooklyn Factory Loft From the '80s is Now Super Pared Back

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Formerly a die casting (read: molten metal stuff) factory built in the early 1900s, this highly edited, perfectly stylish Brooklyn apartment underwent a major renovation at the hands of local studio SABO Project. Though the raw space was actually first repurposed as residential space in the 1980s, the firm wasn't happy with the cool concrete columns and ceilings being completely concealed, nor did they think the flimsy partitions added anything to the space. Instead, they chose to knock it all down and use stacked white storage units and half walls made from glass as more subtle room dividers.

Besides one super busy, aqua-tiled bathroom, the just-finished loft is zenned-out and practically furniture-free, with the subtlest hints of marble and exposed cement breaking up the slick white walls, and—all jokes aside—a head of lettuce serving as decoration in the obsessively uncluttered kitchen. Says the design team, "the vertical combination of opacities and transparencies manages privacy while bringing natural light to every single space."

· SABO project renovates apartment in former brooklyn factory building [Design Boom]
· SABO project [Official site]