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City Lofts
Series: Architectural Houses
In English & Spanish Texts

By Montse Borras
October 2007
Instituto Monsa
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
192 Pages, Illustrated. 10 1/8 x 10 1/8"
$69.50 Hardcover

On discovering a garage, a workshop or an old warehouse in which to live and very often to work and be creative, artists and professionals or less conventional spirits found their own space, open and bare, which they adapted to their personal needs. Today we no longer have to look for a loft --it comes to us.

Many newly built homes are projected as open spaces with insinuated divisions for communal areas, although the private areas are still physically divided. The need for independence and privacy in family or shared homes makes it difficult to establish absolute continuity. Through the work of some of the world's most prestigious architects, this book shows diverse examples of how the concept of the loft has been installed in our perception as a place to live.


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