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150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas
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Filled with beautiful full-color photographs and detailed illustrations, an irresistible collection profiling 150 of the latest trends in contemporary loft design.

The ultimate resource for designing and decorating loft spaces, 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas presents 150 stunning lofts constructed and designed by notable architects and designers from around the world. Made popular in the nineteen fifties and sixties in New York City, lofts—synonymous with a modern, avant-garde lifestyle—continue to maintain their wide appeal. While loft living once meant converting old industrial warehouses into a warm and inviting living environment, today the style has evolved into an airy, open approach for any modern living space.

This compilation highlights the diversity of current trends in loft design and is a source of creative inspiration for architects, designers, and home owners interested in staying current with the latest in contemporary residential architecture.

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By: Harper Design.   2016-06-21

Way More Than A Bed On Stilts: Build this 21st Century Loft Bed Yourself
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Way More Than A Bed On Stilts is written for the person or family who is living in a crowded living space. It shows them more options to cope with their pressing needs, through creative and practical furnishings. If a strategy of life improvement includes basic needs, plus education, organization and discipline, we must accommodate those continually. Of course we need a bed, but we also need to store our clothes in a ready to wear condition. Yes, we need education, but we also need a place to study and an organized way to store and access our study materials. If we lack a clothes closet, or bureau, or a desk, organized storage, or the space for it, we handicap ourselves! Way More Than A Bed On Stilts can help people overcome these types of limitations. This book contains a 21st century loft bed design. When built and used as designed, it is safe; it exceeds all applicable safety standards. Please read those standards and evaluate for yourself. This loft bed design is very durable. It won't become shaky in a year or two. The frame should serve for many years. It can be disassembled and reassembled repeatedly to accommodate moving. This loft bed system is incredibly useful: it features multiple options for built in desks, shelving, drawers and containers. It accommodates clothes storage, books, files, supplies, games and lighting. The design is modular; the accessory options fit together in several combinations. On top of all this, more than one may fit in a room! This system is designed for most of the electronic accoutrements of modern life. This is the 21st century. Way More Than A Bed On Stilts is a do-it-yourself project. If you are at all handy, you can build this, while saving money. The sample configuration loft bed with a desk, bureau, and closet rod cost about the same as a comparable size bureau alone (excluding the mattress of course). This is do-able for many people. Just follow the instructions and choose wisely. You can do it!
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By: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.   2010-05-17

Lofts: Living In Space
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The approach of the millennium has heralded a renaissance in urban living that has seen the widespread conversion of former schools, factories, hospitals, warehouses, and commercial spaces to provide stylish accommodation in our increasingly overcrowded cities. Formerly a marginal residential option, favored mostly by artists whose oversized artworks required the big, open spaces offered by industrial or commercial buildings, lofts have now become the fashionable choice for those who want to break free from the restrictions of conventional apartments. Designed along the lines of classic New York lofts, these vast spaces offer urban dwellers inspirational space.

With stunning photographs of some of the world's most innovative conversions-- including the work of leading international architects and designers-- Lofts is the ultimate sourcebook for stylish, urban living. Combining the aspirational with the practical, it provides design solutions on a vast scale, whether you choose to commission an architect or interior designer or take on the work yourself. With creative ideas and key information for everything from space-planning and maximizing design characteristics to decorative schemes, fabrics, and furniture, Lofts illustrates how to create the definitive living space that complements your lifestyle and combines aesthetics with comfort.
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By: Universe.   1999-10-15

Lofts 2: Good Ideas (v. 2)
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Although loft living once meant converting old industrial warehouses, today it has evolved into a style and approach for modern living spaces. This new volume in the Good Ideas series provides more than fifty new examples of contemporary lofts from around the world, ranging from remodeled industrial buildings to old farmhouses and garages transformed for today's lifestyle. With 800 photographs, New Lofts is an incredible value for anyone who dreams of owning or living in a loft.

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By: Harper Design.   2006-04-25

Living Big in Small Apartments
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How do you maximize living space in increasingly small and expensive apartments that are being built in cities around the country? This stunningly illustrated book reveals how renowned architects -- including Stephen Alton, SA Architects, David Hotson Architects, and Gary Schoemaker Architects -- have solved that problem in their designs for small apartments and lofts in New York, San Fransisco, Boston, and other major US cities where residential square footage is at a premium.

These design solutions focus on innovative, multifunctional uses within small spaces: a dining area by night, an office by day; living rooms that morph into party spaces or media rooms; and free-standing closets that conceal everything from kitchens, to beds, to work stations. The projects exhibit excellence in design, along with innovative use of materials and construction methods. Each case study includes interior and exterior photography by some of the finest architectural photographers working today, accompanied by design drawings that include site plans, details, and floor plans.

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By: HarperDes.   2005-09-20

Loft
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The loft is increasingly the residential image most identified with New York. Originally popularized by artists and designers, the enormous raw spaces, most often in old industrial buildings in lower Manhattan, have been laboratories for the creativity of architects. Some of the most striking and important residential design of the latter part of the twentieth century has been created for lofts.

Celebrated design arbiter Mayer Rus has had unparalleled access to the most exceptional new projects. He has gathered a great variety of architects and designers -- all widely published in popular and trade magazines -- for the book: Henry Smith-Miller and Laurie Hawkinson, Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, Architecture Research Office, and Deborah Berke. Paul Warchol's exquisite photographs, most taken especially for this volume, capture not only the design and details but the qualities of light, context, and history that make each loft unique. The engaging text highlights the designers, owners, and their residences, in addition to evoking the dramatic qualities of loft living.
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By: The Monacelli Press.   1998-11-01

Lofts DesignSource
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Since its inception at the end of the 1960s,loft living has generated an entire movementdedicated to the recovery of old, industrialspaces. Today, the loft is becoming moreaccessible to the general public, as its originaldefinition expands to include a variety ofopen-plan living spaces. With this currentexpansion, there is a growing diversity in theway architects treat the characteristic whitewalls, exposed metal, glass screens, andexpansive hard floors.

As Lofts DesignSource illustrates, individualexpression is the key. Experimentation withdistribution, color, texture, materials, andfinishes can result in personalized spacesand urban sanctuaries that reflect the mostindividual of architectural designs. Withprojects ranging from New York to Paris andeverywhere in between, this title providesreaders with a comprehensive examinationof the exciting changes taking place intoday’s loft environment. And with morethan 600 full-color illustrations, LoftsDesignSource is sure to become an integralpart of every library.

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By: Harper Design.   2005-03-29

Loft Design: Solutions for Creating a Livable Space
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Lofts are no longer the sole domains of urbanites. They are becoming increasingly popular, but they pose their own set of challenges. In this hands-on book, loft expert Katherine Stone shares her style, wisdom and trade secrets so that you can create a beautiful, livable loft home or office. Loft Design reveals how to transform spaces large and small into open, inviting and practical areas for living comfortably and working well. From homes to offices to corporations, presented here is a range of innovative loft designs that achieve that intricate balance between practicality and aesthetic beauty. Stone discusses some creative ideas that make these lofts spectacular with tips and techniques for everything from planning and ergonomic issues to decorating concerns. With Loft Design as your guide, you can turn your loft space into a one-of-a-kind space.
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By: Rockport Publishers.   2003-09

The Wood Book
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This volume presents descriptions of over 100 trees and bushes from all parts of the globe and their utility as a material. We have drawn on many sources in compiling tables of the physical and mechanical properties of the featured woods into a useful reference guide. The unique physical properties of each type of wood determines its suitability for different uses. These properties, including bending strength, density, hardness, stiffness and shrinkage rate must be considered to use wood to its best advantage. For instance, some species are suitable for boat building because they are durable and resistant to decay, while other species are extensively used in building construction because of their structural strengths.
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By: Loft.   2016-10-25

Shaker Woodenware: A Field Guide (Vol. 2) (Field Guides) (Volume 2)
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"The definitive guides to true Shaker wares." ―Boston Globe

This guide identifies and provides information about the small wooden objects made by the Shakers. Volume II covers wooden tools and utensils used in Shaker dwellings and workshops, including rulers, chisels, mallets, spools, hat forms, basket molds, loom pulleys, brushes and combs, apple peelers, paddles, scoops, and more. Written by experts in the field, and extensively illustrated with color photographs.
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By: Countryman Press.   1992-09-17


 

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