The Loft Vasco takes its name from the Vasco da Gama street in Porto Alegre, Brazil and it was designed in the place of an old shed building by the practice of Urbana Arquitetura in 2011.
The project spreads over a surface of 246 square meters and the original industrial ambiance was preserved while several warmer elements were added for a cozier setting. The metallic rooftop was replaced with a double layer insulated roof that improves the acoustic control and the temperature inside while still maintaining the steep slope of the original structure.
The terrace has a grass layer for a pleasant outdoor area and the en-suite bedroom below it has the only sliding door of the house since it is the only area where privacy is needed, the rest of the space being very open.
The sofa was made during the construction out of concrete with custom made cushions placed on it and the cabinets in the kitchen are made of plywood sheets to reduce costs.