This project is an interior renovation of an existing loft in Austin, Texas. It consists of two levels and a roof deck totaling 2,275 sf.
The space was poorly lit and had a variety of outdated materials all incorporated into a disjointed composition. The goal was to simplify and tie together disparate structure and architectural elements while providing a natural palette of materials.
A painted slatted wood ceiling in the kitchen and dining areas that turns up creates a screen and rail for the home office. The purpose was two-fold: to hide existing duct work, sprinkler pipes and electrical conduit and to act as a unifying design element between the first and second levels. White oak cabinetry is another element that employs this strategy, visually connecting kitchen, dining and second level home office.