The project follows three main directions:
-to design separate spaces for each function,
- and to let in as much light as possible from the available windows;
- to design all the desired storage spaces without making the rooms look too packed and incommodious.
Separating space is helped by the kink of the corridor wall. An entry space is formed for newcomers. The wider part of the corridor gives access to the kitchen (where dinners with friends will most probably be held), to 1/2 bath and to guest bedroom with 3/4 bath. This part of the loft creates a zone where outsiders will be welcomed. The more private zone is marked by a narrowing of the hallway. The doors for the office and the owner's bedroom with a full bathroom are in that part.
The light issue is resolved by a simple rule. Firstly, all of the rooms line up along the window-wall. All the suspended ceilings of the rooms start at 3.60 where the windows end. Thus all the light that could come inside is let in. Working and living with natural light is proven of extreme importance for one's health. Then all the secondary rooms - bathrooms and entry areas of the bedrooms have a lower suspended ceiling - at 3m. Exception makes the corridor for storage reasons.
Storage is spread around the loft, every room has shelves and cupboards that will go with its function.
For example, the office has mostly shelves for books and just a few closed elements, while the bedrooms
have cupboards and more closed sections. Most cupboards go up to 3m which gives a lot of storage space. The only exception is the corridor storage shelf that goes up to 4m.