Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
CarLoft in Berlin by DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN
September 19th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN
DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN designed an exclusive showroom at Carloft in Berlin Kreuzberg. Visitors find an exciting interior including a bar with lounge for guests and a show area with an adjoining patio.
A special advantage of the Carloft is the possibility of safely parking one´s youngtimer or classic car on ones´s own floor – and displaying the vehicle on suitable occasions. With the Carlift the driver can remain seated in the car and be elevated safely into the loft. The open glass-fronted architecture of the building allows the CarLoggia and the patio with an area of 40 m² to be part of the residential area. In this ambience the CarLoggia can be a highlight for any event, with or without a vehicle.
An open interior design was implemented on the 200 m² area of the loft, allowing the rooms to merge and so form a coherent unity. Walls were removed where possible in order to create a generous and special feeling of space.
Highlight of the loft is the large kitchen and bar area. A kitchen unit that is fully clad with anthracite tiles and combined with attractive brass details forms the center of the loft and acts as a linking unit. The element immediately attracts the visitor´s eye on entering the loft. The bar is followed by a spacious lounge area, harmonised in style, where again brass is used in several details. Adjoining the lounge there is a library with a working area that offers a comfortable withdrawel room. The color scheme of the lounge is repeated in the library, allowing the two rooms to merge.
The loft will be used for commercial purposes, but it also has a luxurious private wing that contains a sleeping area comprising a high class dressing room and spa.
The furniture in the loft is an exciting mix of classic interior design, built-in furniture and new design elements. Reconditioned antique furniture adds that certain something to the overall view. The standalone furniture is largely supplied by the Hook & Eye company. They have the opportunity to exhibit their furniture design in the CarLoft premises as well as other interior design companies.
The loft can be used as an event location for photo and video shoots, cookery events, or events of any kind. In addition, it can be rented by private customers for private functions or just as an exciting stay in Berlin.
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