Light Loft / Fabrica 718

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Architects: Fabrica 718 Project Team: Cara Solomon, Minyoung Song, Kim Letven, Michael Brehmer, Natalya Egon, Abigail Coover, and Corey Yurkovich Location: Soho, New York City, NY, USA Architect of Record: Melissa Cicetti, AIA MEP Engineer: D’Antonio Consulting Expediter: JAM Project area: 1,850 sq. ft. Project year: 2010 Photographs: Sean Hemmerle

This loft renovation is a full gut renovation with a new mezzanine. Crawl-space above the original ceiling was demolished to allow for four feet of extra height. Minimal details and finishes highlight the original character of the old loft studio.

© Sean Hemmerle

The apartment is designed as a master bedroom at the mezzanine with a curved glass guardrail and below the mezzanine is a home office that can be divided to create a small nursery. A long gallery entryway ending at steel doors and turning into a low-ceiling hallway leads to a large open 15ft height open space with views of Soho and the Williamsburg Bridge.

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The next phase will add stair access to a new roof bulkhead and 675sf deck and allow for natural light and ventilation to enter to the apartment below. A light well at the roof stairs will bring natural light to the master bathroom tub.


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Cite: Andrew Rosenberg. "Light Loft / Fabrica 718" 05 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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