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Sky Loft / KUBE architecture

Sky Loft / KUBE architecture

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Washington, United States
  • Project Designers:Janet Bloomberg, Andrew Baldwin
  • City:Washington
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© Greg Powers Photography
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Text description provided by the architects. This two-story loft in Dupont Circle was completely transformed into an open space filled with light.  The verticality of the existing living/dining area is enhanced with a large opening in the floor above, which was made to feel larger with a frameless transparent glass railing (replacing a previous drywall enclosure).

© Greg Powers Photography
© Greg Powers Photography

 All ancillary rooms (kitchen, bathroom, closets, and staircase) are “hidden away” to preserve the purity of the primary two-story volume.  The kitchen was enlarged for function, and can “disappear” behind sliding doors.  Decorative shelving can also be exposed or hidden away. 

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On the second floor a line of closets that runs the length of the apartment are concealed behind white pivot doors, allowing for a great deal of unexpected storage.  The master bathroom is veiled behind large frosted glass panels, which serve as a visual focal point from the living room space below.  The central skylight provides natural daylight to every room due to the transparency of the design. 

© Greg Powers Photography
© Greg Powers Photography

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Cite: "Sky Loft / KUBE architecture" 29 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/540944/sky-loft-kube-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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