The Karakoy Loft is a bachelor pad located in Istanbul, Turkey and it was designed by the Ofist architectural practice with a view of an old Armenian church and the Galata Tower.
The project spreads over a surface of 180 square meters and the main design elements were centered on the needs of the 45 year old bachelor living here. The interior has an open layout to replace the previous small windows and enlarge the front façade so that the balcony and living room connect.
A large skylight is below the peak to illuminate the mezzanine and thus a single space brings the entire home together. A longitudinal wall hosts sufficient storage space and it can become a woodshed, a library, a wardrobe or a kitchen storage area.
Natural stone defines the other wall and it connects the living room with the bedroom, while the mezzanine has most of the surfaces covered in cement. Iroko wood covers the ceiling and brings more warmth inside and the cast concrete block that creates the kitchen counter has an iron structure framing continued as a dining table.