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A loft, in the sense of the word meaning "attic."

Loft mainly refers to two different types of rooms. It typically refers to an upper story or attic in a building, directly under the roof. Alternatively, it can refer to a loft apartment which is a large adaptable open space either created or converted for residential use. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Typical_attic. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Typical_attic. ... A typical attic. ... A room, in architecture, is any distinguishable space within a structure. ... A hardwood floor (parquetry) is a popular feature in many houses. ... A typical attic. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The roofs of Olomouc, Czech Republic. ...



An upper room or story in a building, directly under the roof, used either for storage (as in most private houses), for a specific purpose, e.g. an "organ loft" in a church, or to sleep in (sleeping loft). In this sense it is roughly synonymous with attic, the major difference being that an attic typically constitutes an entire floor of the building, while a loft covers only a few rooms, leaving one or more sides open to the lower floor. In barns a hayloft is often larger than the ground floor as it would contain a year's worth of hay. A hardwood floor (parquetry) is a popular feature in many houses. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The roofs of Olomouc, Czech Republic. ... It has been suggested that Ecclesia (Church) be merged into this article or section. ... A typical attic. ...

Loft apartment

Loft apartments are apartments that are generally built into former industrial buildings. When industrial developments are developed into condominiums instead of apartments, they may be called loft condominiums. The general term warehouse-to-loft conversions may sometimes be used for development of industrial buildings into apartments and condominiums. "Loft-style" may also refer simply to developments where a street-level business occupies the first floor while apartment "lofts" are placed above the first floor. This article refers to a form of housing. ...

These dwellings may advertise "exposed brick" and are the two-story equivalent of studio apartments. Loft apartments generally have one open room having the bedroom in a loft while the kitchen and living room comprise the first floor. This style may be chosen for redevelopment of industrial buildings due to the original high-roofed room design of such buildings. Sometimes, loft apartments are one component of municipal urban renewal initiatives that also include renovation of industrial buildings into art galleries and studio space as well as promotion of a new part of the city as an "arts district." Studio apartments are small, single-level living quarters intended for use by an individual. ... 1999 photograph looking northeast on Chicagos now demolished Cabrini-Green housing project, one of many urban renewal efforts. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... For the illustrated magazine, see Studio Magazine. ... Arts District may mean: Arts District of Dallas, Texas. ...

Originally popular with artists, they are now highly sought-after by other bohemians, and the gentrification of the former manufacturing sectors of large cities is now a familiar pattern. One such sector is Manhattan's Meatpacking District. The adoption of the Adaptive Reuse Ordinance (2001) in the City of Los Angeles (primarily the Arts District) is another example of such legislation to encourage the conversion of no longer economically viable industrial and commercial buildings to luxurious residential loft communities. Such is the demand for these spaces among the well-off that real estate developers have taken to creating ready-made "lofts" in urban areas that are gentrifying or that seem primed to do so. While some of these units are created by developers during the extensive and costly renovation of old buildings, a number of them are included in the floor plans of brand new developments. Both types of pre-fab loft offer wealthy buyers or renters the proximity to urban amenities afforded by traditional lofts, but without the perceived safety risks of living in economically depressed industrial areas. Detractors argue that these ready-made units are neither produced nor consumed in the spirit of traditional loft living. The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practising the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... Bohemians are inhabitants of Bohemia, in the Czech Republic. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... The Meatpacking District, also known as Gansevoort Market, is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Street level in the Artist District The Arts District, previously known as the Warehouse District, occupies the eastern side of Downtown Los Angeles. ... A real estate developer (American English) or property developer (British English) makes improvements of some kind to real property, thereby increasing its value. ...

Other lofts

Commercial loft

A commercial loft refers to a building that has ceilings over 17 feet in height and a second story area for storage or offices above. These are usually industrial spaces with an added office element on a second level.

Rigging loft

A raised area or gallery in a shipyard where workers stand while fitting rigging. Gallery may refer to: Actress Gallery Art gallery Gallery Project, an open-source package for creating and managing image galleries on web sites Gallery (band), a 1970s musical group headed by Jim Gold who are famous for their 1972 song (Its So) Nice To Be With You. ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Fish ladder and shipyard in Grave, the Netherlands Construction hall of Schichau Seebeck Shipyard, Bremerhaven Gdynia Shipyard Shipyards and dockyards are places which repair and build ships. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Sail loft

A large open space used by sailmakers to spread out sails. The USS Monongahela (1862), an exemplar of the 19th century sailmakers craft A sailmaker is a person who makes and repairs sails for sailboats, typically working on shore in a sail loft. ... A gaff-rigged cutter flying a mainsail, staysail and genoa jib For other uses, see Sail (disambiguation). ...

See also

A loft bed is similar to a bunk bed in that it usually has one bed stacked on top of another, although this is not always the case. ... A typical attic. ... Now a hot night spot for twenty-somethings and urban professionals, Cleveland’s Warehouse District was once in serious disrepair after the businesses of its namesake had moved on. ... A Manhattan loft is a one room residence in a formerly commercial building. ...

External Links

  • Article about loft conversions


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