DROTTNINGHUS ATTIC

LOCATION

MALMÖ, SWEDEN

STATUS

YEAR

2020

SIZE

PROGRAM

ATTIC RENOVATION INTO LOFT APARTMENTS

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PROPOSAL

1250 m2

AGAB

LOFT APARTMENTS

 

The property from 1905 is situated in one of Malmö’s most attractive areas and will expand its areal with nine exclusive loft apartments, ranging from 52-212kvm.

The idea of transforming the attic came together after a series of inspirational visits to other unique loft- and penthouse projects in Stockholm, Malmö and Copenhagen. The attic can be compared to a loft, a room-typology that has its origin in Soho, NY. But what is a loft? According to linguists the word 'loft' is derived from the Old Norse word 'lopt', meaning the upper chamber, upper region or sky. The word is also similar to the Old High German word 'luft', meaning air[1]. Contrary to a studio apartment a loft apartment tends to be more spacious and open, often comprised of two levels. Historically, a loft apartment refers to large adaptable open space, often converted for residential use (a converted loft) from some other use, commonly light industrial use or old attics”.

The loft itself tends to be open, versatile, spacious and multi-levelled.

 

The proposal put forward an uttermost exclusive spatial experience which contains the spatial volume, a high level of quality, choice of material and fixed furnishing for maximal comfort.

The apartments are built in two levels.  The upper floor is open and connected to the lower level which allows one to appreciate the full height of the apartment. An abundance of natural light is achieved by the use of generous glass openings and roof windows facing the property’s inner courtyard and complements the existing windows facing the street. These openings facing two latitudes will together with an open floorplan result in units with well-lit spaces. The white painted ceiling allows the light to travel and reflect on the bright wooden floors. The floor, with a width of 300 mm, produced by the Danish company Dinesen will be used in every apartment.

The goal is to achieve a consistent high level of living quality while preserving the original charm by keeping the existing load bearing structure, consisting of wooden beams and pillars, and the existing windows facing the street. Additionally, the existing brick walls will be polished and kept exposed to preserve and cherish the attic’s character. 

The property features exquisite materials and lavish appliances. Each kitchen will be supplied by Siematic and equipped with appliances from Gaggenau. The bathrooms will be clad in Carrara Satuario marble.

 

 

 

[1] designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Loft_v_attic#:~:text=The%20word%20'loft'%20is%20thought,'luft'%2C%20meaning%20air.