Designed as an exercise in realistic rendering skills, the Rustique Loft is the ideal apartment for craftsmen and those infatuated with the comfort of traditional building materials. Custom millwork, structural rough timber, and polished granite harmoniously bring an atmospheric warmth and relief from the hectic city life of Philadelphia. Since there is a prominence of tactile materials, emphasis is placed on the practical connections of each material. The table in particular is custom designed and constructed from reclaimed wood, iron supports, and brushed metal clips. This language is echoed throughout the apartment.
The spatial condition of the loft is designed to feel open, and maximize its usable area. The elevated bedroom space can be converted for multipurpose uses with the retraction of the wall bed. The tall height of the loft accentuates its breathable, calming concept. The Rustique Loft is an oasis in the frenetic lives many of us experience daily.