Lofts are not for big cities only, but have plenty of potential even in smaller towns, such as “Loft Calderai 38” by Italian architectural studio AAVV, in the centre of Tortona, Italy, an eco-sustainable renovation project.
In Parma airport, architect Antonella Luberti attempted to recreate the atmosphere of a “Loft”, an idea inspired by the need for plenty of room and plenty of light, with high ceilings to house all the installations required in an airport terminal.
From the outside, it looks like a small hamlet sitting in a green corner of the city, and it has definitely preserved the spirit of a small village, though today it is an elegant "guesthouse": Riva Loft is the product of a transformation project by architect Claudio Nardi and his daughter Alice.
This nine-unit apartment building constructed in Mitaka, outside Tokyo, was designed by Japanese architects and artists Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins on the basis of criteria that it would be an understatement to call "original".
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