The Finn Lofts / El Dorado

The Finn Lofts / El Dorado

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Wichita, United States
  • Architects: El Dorado: el dorado inc
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  30757
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Mike Sinclair 

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

The Finn Lofts / El Dorado - Windows, Facade
© Mike Sinclair 

More photographs and drawings following the break.

The Finn Lofts / El Dorado - Windows, Brick, Facade
© 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.

The Finn Lofts / El Dorado - Table, Lighting, Chair
© 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.

The Finn Lofts / El Dorado - Stairs, Handrail
© Mike Sinclair 

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Address:Wichita, KS, USA

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Cite: "The Finn Lofts / El Dorado" 24 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Mike Sinclair 

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