Truly Inspiring Loft in New York is a collection of photographs for a single loft located in Renwick Street NY, U.S.A. designed by Fernlund and Logan architects. Two adjacent floors of a former factory were joined by removing a quadrant of the floor area between them, creating a double-height space that links all parts of the loft. A large, new opening in the exterior wall replaced two rows of existing windows. Industrial steel sashes were used to break down the scale of the opening and to reference neighboring natural-light factories.
Public areas on the lower level utilize a concrete floor—a nod to the building’s past— while wide-board oak was used for the stairs and upstairs bedrooms. The building’s rough textured columns and beams became a counterpoint to the smooth surfaces of the new walls.
About Fernlund and Logan Architects
Solveig Fernlund and Neil Logan established fernlund + logan architects in New York in 1992. The firm’s work includes residential and commercial projects which have been widely covered in the press. Solveig Fernlund attended the University of Lund, Sweden. Neil Logan studied architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, and Columbia University, and is a registered architect in New York.