When tasked with re-designing this loft apartment from Camperdown, Australia the architects at Killing Matt Woods studio went for a concrete box approach, wanting to emphasize the raw and minimalist nature of the space and also to highlight its industrial heritage. The apartment is part of what was previously a warehouse. The owners wanted a fresh start and most importantly they were excited to get rid of all and any unimportant elements and to only keep the absolute basics in their life. In other words, they wanted their home to match their minimalist lifestyle.
In order to reach the whole “concrete bunker”-inspired look, the architects focused on using simple materials, colors and finishes and on reducing the apartment to its bare essentials. Of course, the owners wanted it to be utilitarian but also to feel inviting and homely. That’s when all the custom-designed furniture pieces and design elements come into play. For a concrete box, the apartment sure features very little actual cement in its design. Instead, it has a concrete finish which is merely an appearance, a veil that covers a home that’s ultimately warm and welcoming.