after winning a competition to re-imagine a spacious loft panzerhalle in salzburg, the architects at smartvoll have realized their proposal that explores the existing space, use of material and architectural engineering.
after winning a competition to re-imagine a spacious loft panzerhalle in salzburg, the architects at smartvoll have realized their proposal that explores the existing space, use of material and architectural engineering. the result sees a dynamic interior spread across two floors of the 350 square meter space that reinterprets the typical design of a loft.
the juxtaposition of the loft’s industrial character and the futuristic insertion is evident by the introduction of smoothed and waxed concrete- shaping the sculptural surfaces including the dynamic staircase and floorplates. an emphasis on natural light is demonstrated throughout smartvoll’s design, where the decision was made to leave the upper ribbon window free from being blocked or closed off. in turn, the bedroom, bathroom and guestrooms are organized as separate spaces, and the kitchen based at the core and marked with a seven meter long counter.
the interior is unified by the sculptural staircase that forms the circulation and floor plates of the upper level. at the same time, the staircase divides the second level into two and creates a roof over the kitchen. the futuristic concept is continued in the other spaces including the glass shower block that protrudes from the existing wall, hanging five meters above the ground.
besides concrete, only subtle and semi-transparent materials have been used, and despite the contrast in styles, the architects see their project as preserving the original and enriching it with new qualities. decor has been left to a minimal to allow the focus to be on the unfolding architecture which in the end, encapsulates the spirit of contemporary loft living.