As San Francisco genuine estate demands increase and offered space decreases, designers at ICOSA, in collaboration with Peter Suen, created the Domino Loft. The dynamic, multifunctional volume was constructed in a condominium in the city’s Financial District.
The custom loft houses a bedroom, guest bed, closet, dining area and vibrant function area. It was assembled in an offsite workshop using concrete panels, wood slabs, metalwork and customized cabinetry, and then reassembled within the property.
The designers’ hugely efficient touches incorporated a dry-erase white board that pulls out to a Murphy bed, and a full closet that is hidden by a slide-away table that doubles as a desk.
A sturdy ladder with railings allows entry to the lofted “bedroom” area, beneath which is a closet and storage spot for equipment such as hats and shoes. The ladder slides horizontally for easy accessibility.
The loft has a clean, present day appear, incorporating modern particulars and finishes. Storage is abundant all through the complete unit, and the room is easily functional for a couple — and even a guest or 2.
Types such as the Domino Loft are a creative solution for apartments in huge, crowded cities with increasingly expensive true estate. What do you believe of this room-saving concept? [Photography by Brian Flaherty]