Warehouse loft gets inspired makeover for film-making couple
With house prices continuing to soar in the UK capital, warehouse conversions have never been more popular in London. Looking at the results of this inspired renovation by APA for a film and theatre directing couple, it’s clear why these blank canvases are in such high demand.
The architects have kept many of the key features of the warehouse space intact, preserving the original large windows and heavy-duty fire doors. Against convention, APA have also opted to install large steel unit within the space, serving to segment the open floor space and provide a bathroom and laundry space, while also providing a walled-off archive for the occupant’s literature and film archives.
Elsewhere in this grand space, the architects have utilised corners effectively, granting each space its own character and function. At one end of the warehouse, there’s sleeping quarters and a reading space, while at the other end, a sleek kitchen and cooking area has been installed. Also elsewhere, there’s room to socialise and host, without any of the distinct areas ever feeling too close together, preserving privacy throughout. Honouring the industrial origins of the space, the designers have opted for a monochromatic colour palette, utilising industrial blues and metallic textures, while introducing warm olive shades, fabrics and finishes to soften certain spaces.