Loft in San Diego by Hawkins + Hawkins Architects

Situated in San Diego, California, this industrial loft was designed in 2014 by H2 / Hawkins + Hawkins Architects.

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Description by Hawkins + Hawkins Architects Preserving an all-concrete, mid-century trendy landmark evokes an revolutionary daring conversion to industrial lofts. Located in a combined-use city middle, the 4-story, mid-century trendy workplace constructing served as San Diego’s Blood Bank for almost forty years. Offering panoramic views of the town skyline, a central park and a bay, the constructing impressed the conversion to loft flats. Preserving a landmark by way of adaptive reuse, set the stage for a profitable second act. Originally constructed with open concrete coffered ceilings, columns, and flooring; these basic parts have been misplaced through the years when the ground plans have been damaged into small workplace areas, coated with drywall, carpeting, and drop ceilings. The aim was to create expansive, power-environment friendly dwelling models whereas exposing the inside structural parts, so as to create daring, clear, industrial lofts. To accomplish this, the concrete coffered ceilings have been patched and sandblasted; the concrete flooring have been floor clean and sealed; single glazed home windows have been changed with power environment friendly, twin glazed, flooring-to-ceiling vinyl home windows with a bronze end; and new power environment friendly mechanical and electrical techniques have been put in. Designed to offer for a versatile work-reside surroundings, the models present M,000 sq. ft of dwelling area with eleven-foot ceilings and flooring-to-ceiling home windows that embrace cleanly designed, trendy linear kitchens. The open flooring plan permits the occupants to outline an space that’s both open to widespread areas or separated with room dividers. Private exterior balconies, with flooring to ceiling bi-fold glass doorways, have been additionally added; with the bottom flooring models opening out to non-public landscaped patios. The floor flooring business area was designed for the longer term addition of a restaurant, workplace or retail area. Through the preservation and adaptive reuse of this timeless construction, a singular and progressive loft-dwelling alternative has been afforded to city professionals.

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