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Loft Loods 22 / dmvA

Loft Loods 22 / dmvA

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Loft  · 
Ghent, Belgium
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project dmvA
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018
  • Photographer Created with Sketch.
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    AGC, Alape, Clou, Duco, Duravit, Geberit, Grohe, VMZINC, Wolf
  • Contractor

    Constructief vzw
  • Stability

    Lime bvba
  • Lead Architects

    David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Ruben Van de Hove, Jente Bergmans
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© Luca Beel
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Text description provided by the architects. Loft Loods 22 is situated at a quay in Ghent with a view overlooking the quays and the outport. A couple with two children bought the last remaining loft in the old warehouse which they could furnish under strict conditions. They assigned dmvA to find a fitting interpretation of the loft.

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© Luca Beel
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Level 1
Level 1
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© Luca Beel

The program is based on three key elements: openness, light and privacy. The existing space was difficult to rearrange because of the complex supporting structure of the roof with its steel trusses, steel beams and wooden rafters. It was a must for the architects to create a design that doesn’t interfere with the roof.

© Luca Beel
© Luca Beel

dmvA looked for a volume in which the bedrooms and bathrooms could be housed, without touching the roof and disturbing the openness of the loft. The result is a three-dimensional shape that literally winds through the trusses of the roof. To enhance the light intensity in the loft, it was decided to paint the existing building envelope and roof structure in white.

© Luca Beel
© Luca Beel

To strengthen the synergy between old and new the volume is built out of birch plywood. The wooden construction is suspended from the existing steel trusses by round steel tubes. 

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© Luca Beel

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Address: Ghent, Belgium

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Cite: "Loft Loods 22 / dmvA" 12 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/926024/loft-loods-22-dmva/> ISSN 0719-8884

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