Loft in Timisoara

Transformation of an old attic into a contemporary living space Timișoara / Romania / 2012

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The concept was born from the desire to achieve a confortable living space that preserves the atmosphere of an old attic from a house built in the 1930’s, combined with a contemporary lifestyle.


One of the main goals was to preserve the visibility of the original materials, seeking a continuation of the dialog with its past and also introducing new materials and habits in a way that the relation between new and old would be pleasant and harmonious. The warm presence of the wood, embraces the space, and the burned red brick is used as a chromatic accent in different places of the attic, keeping the old chimney as the main central element of the space.


The attic is harmoniously divided into several areas so that life in this space is warm and comfortable. Spatial fluidity, “home-made” objects, the manipulation of the visibility between the different areas and the playful natural and artificial light, transform the space into a dynamic but also relaxing shelter that responds correctly to all the needs of the client (living room, studying area, sleeping area, a place for reading and playing guitar and a bathroom).


Because of a limited budget, the design was relying on reusing as much as possible of the existing materials, reminding of the past and memory of the attic. This project also involved family work, realizing almost 80% of the execution of the project, and creating a confortable place for living.

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    The concept was born from the desire to achieve a confortable living space that preserves the atmosphere of an old attic from a house built in the 1930’s, combined with a contemporary lifestyle. One of the main goals was to preserve the visibility of the original materials, seeking a continuation of the dialog with its past and also introducing new materials and habits in a way that the relation between new and old would be pleasant and harmonious. The warm presence of the wood, embraces...

    Project details
    • Year 2012
    • Work started in 2011
    • Work finished in 2012
    • Main structure Wood
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Apartments / Interior Design / Custom Furniture / Furniture design / self-production design
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