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The Finn Lofts / el dorado

  • 01:00 - 24 December, 2010
The Finn Lofts / el dorado
The Finn Lofts / el dorado, © Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

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  • Location

    Wichita, KS, United States
  • Architects

    el dorado
  • Structural Engineers

    BDC
  • Mep Engineers

    PKMR
  • Landplan Landscape Arch/Civil Engineering

    code consultant services
  • General Contractor

    Farha Construction
  • Owner

    Finn’s Lofts LLC
  • Area

    30757.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Finn Lofts is located in the heart of what has come to be known as the commerce street arts district in Wichita, Kansas. The project converts an early century warehouse building into a community of dwellings, and retail spaces that compliments the local art community.

© Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

More photographs and drawings following the break.

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© Mike Sinclair

The challenge was to create twenty seven residential units, all with natural light and ventilation. Originally used as a transfer point for cargo between locomotives and trucks, the existing structure has a large square floor plate with limited opportunities for apertures to the exterior.

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© Mike Sinclair

The solution is based on the simple notion that light can be borrowed both horizontally and vertically. By understanding the constraints and opportunities of the site and existing structure, our approach focuses on four strategies: Adapting, Removing, Carving and Adding.

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© Mike Sinclair
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ygogolak · December 27, 2010

Uh oh, where's the people complaining that there are no windows in the bedroom?

colo · December 27, 2010

very nice project.
Simple and quite effective.
It's a shame it doesn't have more 2 or 2+ bedroom units.
(Shouldn't this be filed under "refurbishment" tag as well?)

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up_today_arch · December 25, 2010

Nice solution indeed... Easy and ecological for interiors... good color combination for outside...

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Andrew · December 24, 2010

This is absolutely beautiful. I live in Boston, MA and the usage of inside brick seems to be getting used more and more often. Thank you for posting this, great work.

- Andrew
mendocino county architect

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