King Loft is a project designed by Studio of Contemporary Architecture. Located in Toronto’s King West neighbourhood, SOCA was asked to redesign a two-level loft space for a young professional seeking to create two new bedrooms and an additional washroom from a previously open floor plan with no partition walls. The client sought greater functionality and flexibility to accommodate their evolving future needs while maintaining the spacious atmosphere of the open plan. Photography by Andrew Snow.
Being a small loft, it was important that feature design elements could both define space and serve multiple functions. One example being the living room bench which provides seating while also acting as a privacy screen to the entry door and powder room. In addition, the L-shaped bench has cut-outs for shelves to accommodate further space for shoes and books. Similarly, an oak wall panel was created to offer a textured finish and full height entry mirror while concealing an unsightly electrical panel. All of these emphasizing the profound impact simple gestures have in the creation of small spaces.