SABO project recently completed the gut renovation of a Brooklyn loft located in a former die casting factory built in 1913. After a 1980s residential conversion, all concrete columns and ceilings were concealed. The removal of most partitions and a vast 4-foot dropped ceiling presented the opportunity to reveal the authenticity of the building as well as dramatically expand the space.
Under the reclaimed 12-foot ceiling, a new datum measuring 7 feet 8 inches was defined by the height of a series of new partitions, custom cabinets, walk-in closet, glass enclosures, and a new mezzanine. The vertical combination of opacities and transparencies manages privacy while bringing natural light to every single space. The new connections between rooms establishes a continuum that seem to expand each space beyond its limits.
Storage is maximized throughout the kitchen and bathroom with the use of matte white handleless panels that contrast with the materiality of the concrete. In addition, a custom built-in collection of wood containers stretches from the kitchen to the bedrooms while integrating stairs, display shelving, lighting, and a home office.
The bathroom was designed around a diamond-shaped ceramic tile that determines all dimensions including the apartment’s new datum. No less than 3 colors and 9 shades are combined in bold graphic patterns and gradients that wrap seamlessly around the walls and floor seemingly flooding the space.