The Whitney loft Renovation is the first loft project undertaken by Geoffrey Warner and Alchemy Architects, a firm more noted for their work in modern and prefab architecture.
The 2,600square-foot living space is replete with 19th-century steel crossbeams, heavy timbers, and stone-and-brick arches – all pulled together by white cloud forms oozing through the gaps.
The space is conceived as white on white and plays freely with concepts of old and new as a place for art. Within the home there is a house made from stacked timbers. Lights hang on pulleys and rough sisal rope. Tables roll on a 60foot-long track embedded in the floor. A state-of-the-art Valcucine kitchen coexists with industrial and IKEA components.
Award-winning graphic designers Will Hopkins and Mary K. Baumann are a New York City couple who have recently transplanted their home and office to the renovated Whitney Lofts Building in Minneapolis (formerly the Standard Mill).
Photos courtesy of Alchemy Architects