Modern authentic loft-like living environment that expressed an industrial yet refined aesthetic by Ryan Duebber Architect

Architects: Ryan Duebber Architect
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Year: 2015
Area: 3000 ft²/ 280 m²
Photo courtesy: RVP Photography
Description:

“Located within the Central Business District of Cincinnati, Ohio, this penthouse loft is situated on the third floor of a historic multi-family building. It was a single level “white box” unit with a unique footprint of 25 ft wide by 120 ft in length.

At each end of the long and narrow volume there are window/door openings which serve as the only sources for natural light. There is direct elevator access from a private parking garage for the homeowner while guests enter through a secured lobby. The homeowner had two main objectives for this renovation project.

The first was to create a modern authentic loft-like living environment that expressed an industrial yet refined aesthetic. The second objective was to maximize the use of daylighting to infiltrate the main living areas.

The first was to create a modern authentic loft-like living environment that expressed an industrial yet refined aesthetic. The second objective was to maximize the use of daylighting to infiltrate the main living areas.

Dark grey is used as the stain color for large sliding doors, cement stucco fireplace and selective cabinetry to contrast the white and relate to the tar remnants found within the brick wall from ages past. To allow daylighting to infuse the unit, the main living spaces (kitchen, dining and family room) were positioned adjacent to the largest exterior opening. The master suite and study were placed at the opposite end with floor to ceiling sliding doors to draw light into the core.

The uniqueness of this project is also derived by embellishing the unit’s inherent long and narrow proportions. These proportions are most prevalent in the design of the linear fireplace, the dining island, the dynamic powder room floating panel, and light fixture selections.”

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