This a 2000 square foot contemporary Nolo Loft is boxy loft-style condominium was renovated by Alchemy Architects. The contemporary loft located just outside of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Renovation NoLo Loft – condominium in Menneapolis by Alchemy Architects:
“Together, Warner and Carpenter developed a floor plan with strong anchors by showcasing a fire-engine red, entertaining-ready IKEA kitchen. Scott McGlasson of Woodsport created a counter/table top using ash boards stained black that provide an elegant contrast to the cabinet’s sleek surface. A pair of mylar “feather” overhead lamps and a soaring Artemide fixture light the entrance corridor and kitchen in the spirit of Brancusi’s elegant sculpture Bird in Space.
South American wood floor is elevated to serve as leisure area, dance floor, or simply a stage for contemporary art installed right outside the bedroom. A nook for studying is also elevated just inside the front door. Sculptured timbers serve as graceful, yet functional steps allowing passage to these upper areas.
Alchemy started the schematic design of the space by defining a simple pallet of color and materials for the space: golds, warm browns, blacks, deep reds, and adding textures that melded rustic with simple and sleek, shiny red kitchen cabinets warmed with exotic wood and composite countertops.
Being «green» comes naturally for Alchemy, as reuse and recycle themes appear in the use of cast off timbers for stairs, hot-rolled steel for doors and fireplace surround. Industrial materials are partnered with natural and rustic materials to temper the raw open space.”
Photos courtesy of Alchemy Architects