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Old bricks for inside and out – a loft in Mexico City

old bricks garden lounge fireplace loft

Spacious, airy rooms, huge windows, high ceilings and steel beams: a loft is the perfect home for many who need a lot of space and appreciate urban charm. Especially design-oriented and artists dream of the industrial style. In 2015, the architects from ARCO Arquitectira Contemporanea renovated a former factory building in Mexico City and converted it into a modern apartment. Much of the character of the building built in the 80s has been retained. Old bricks and steel elements, which are characteristic style elements for lofts, are effectively combined with wood both outside and inside. In order to structure the spacious living space, various levels were built in through galleries.

Old bricks for inside and outside

old bricks outdoor lounge fireplace loft

After the renovation and the new structuring of the areas, the residents have a total of 1000 square meters of space, of which around 600 square meters are suitable for living. The building is located in the middle of the property and is very strongly connected to the outside area. A wonderful outdoor lounge with a fireplace and seating creates a cozy atmosphere in the garden. There is also a covered dining area and terrace on the second living level.

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Elements made of black powder-coated steel and old bricks are stylishly combined in the design of the house facade. The same materials also prevail in the interior, where the wooden floor and other wooden details create a cozy atmosphere. Indirect lighting, which gives off warm light, also adds to the pleasant ambience. The color palette in the interior is kept neutral and simple. Interesting pieces of furniture, industrial lights and the wonderful kitchen floor made of black and white cement tiles set accents.

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Multi-faceted gray color palette, old bricks, large windows and lots of wood transform the airy rooms of the former factory hall into a real home. The inviting atmosphere also prevails in the outside area, which makes the large-format patio doors easily accessible and at the same time connects seamlessly with the inside of the house. The house is an excellent example that loft and industrial shouldn’t always be associated with cool and uncomfortable.

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old bricks wood loft gray steel indirect lighting

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Loft family house side view

Loft house plan side view

* a project by ARCO Arcquitectura Contemporánea