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Pragmatic Design and Hidden Spaces: Industrial Loft in Hong Kong

Adaptive reuse has become a mantra of sorts among architects and designers in the past few years. A clever modification of the existing structure to suit the needs of the modern homeowner instead of completely tearing it apart to build a brand new home does make plenty of economic sense. In a city where real estate prices can pretty much soar as high as its impressive skyscrapers, Mass Operations transformed an old, industrial property into an ergonomic apartment that showcases a practical, industrial style of its own. The Art Collector’s Loft in Hong Kong is all about an inventive, budget-friendly overhaul!

Large living space with industrial-style windows and Tom Dixon pendant lights

The high ceiling of the industrial loft gives the interior a roomy feel, and the 2,368-square-foot space seems even more airy because of the ingenious partitions indoors that keep visual fragmentation to a minimum. The large living area also contains the dining space, with the catering kitchen being hidden away behind large sliding partitions that double as cool message boards. This hidden kitchen gives the apartment a cleaner and more modern ambiance, creating ample space for entertaining friends and guests. A concrete wall separates the living area from the bedroom that employs curtains to craft a breezy walk-in closet that disappears when not needed.

This is a loft where the style is distinctly industrial with exposed concrete surfaces, piping and scraped beams dominating the visual. With the loft’s owner being an avid art collector, books and artwork get a prominent place in every room, even as beautiful pendants complete the stylish makeover.

Open plan living area of industrial loft with plish gray couch

Sliding panels in black hide the kitchen

Ingenious way to hide your kitchen using sliding metallic panels

Art Collector's Loft in Hong Kong

Bookshelves provide both storage space and a decorative option in the industrial loft

Exposed concrete surfaces and gray walls give the room an industrial vibe

Classic Eames rocker in the living room

The Art Loft in Chai Wan is our 2nd loft in Hong Kong and builds upon the work done on our Ap Lei Chau Bachelor’s Loft. Although the two lofts find themselves in completely different parts of the city, both projects are driven by an intention to generate better spaces than those available in the city’s residential neighborhoods…

Industrial bedroom that puts practicality ahead of aesthetics

Simple use of drapes to hide the bedroom wardrobe

Standalone units come together to shape the lovely closet

Expansive windows bring a flood of natural light into the home office

Penny tiled backsplash and concrete sink for the industrial bathroom

Industrial lighting and penny tiled backdrop for the small bathroom

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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