With multigenerational living on the rise, it's not surprising to see designers coming up with clever solutions for arranging interior spaces. While a New York City house might stack three living units into one vertical volume, this loft in Portland, Oregon makes use of the arguably trendy "room in a box" concept to partition the space. Completed by Portland-based firm Dangermond Keane Architecture, this remodel allows three generations to comfortably inhabit two lofts connected via a small elevator.
The new downstairs loft adds 1,200 square feet of space to the original upstairs unit, which is occupied by the parents. One boxy volume, enclosed by sliding wooden doors, is for the grandmother, while another glassy interior volume offers a separate living space for the granddaughter. Outside these "boxed bedrooms" are a bathroom, kitchen, and an elevated library and study area.
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