A young and fresh type of home, very popular in recent years. The loft is a living space obtained from a former industrial complex, while the open space is "simply" an open space located in a traditional home. In the macro-field of housing design, the two types sometimes get confused because very often the loft is organized as an open space due to its construction characteristics.
Lofts are generally residential units found in former industrial buildings, with an airy and spacious design that sets them apart from more traditional units. They have become a popular housing type in recent years, especially for young people, due to their open structure and cooler industrial environment.
Lofts are usually regarded as a reimagined version of “old factory life”: many of them retain the original structure of industrial buildings, including architectural elements such as steel beams or exposed brick. Most of the time they also have a high and spacious ceiling. The atmosphere is that of a modern, bright and comfortable environment that easily adapts to the needs of contemporary life.
They can range from simple studios to very large multiple bedroom apartments. A common feature is the openness of the space - the walls are not necessarily divided into separate rooms; rather they tend to act as "partition walls" defining the living area and other key areas within the habilitation. The flexibility offered by lofts makes it possible to furnish them with furniture of different sizes and formats, creating intimate areas but also generous open spaces where you can share moments of socializing.
Another benefit of loft design is the presence of large windows, which allow the occupants to benefit from naturally illuminating the interior space with natural sunlight.
Lofts have become a growing trend in big cities, where renters can enjoy urban charm while appreciating the modernist comfort afforded by the industrial architecture of the buildings. Thanks to its modernist and exclusive versatility, Lofts will continue to be considered an excellent housing alternative for those who want something different from more traditional apartments.