This renovated loft in Salzburg has a sculptural staircase at its core that appears to support the entire upper floor. Design studio Smartvoll sought to preserve as much of the original space as possible while cultivating a minimalist feel reminiscent of Adolf Loos’s interiors.

Loft Panzerhalle, Smartvoll Architects, green renovation, loft, Vienna, concrete, staircase, green interior, natural light, ribbon windows

Loft Panzerhalle, Smartvoll Architects, green renovation, loft, Vienna, concrete, staircase, green interior, natural light, ribbon windows

The renovation of the 3,767-square-foot Loft Panzerhalle introduced an abundance of natural light into the interior. The architects left the ribbon windows on the upper floor intact instead of creating galleries typical in modern loft design. An impressive central staircase sweeps upwards like a concrete sculpture, rounding off the composition. The staircase also divides the room while creating a roof over the kitchen, recesses and elevations.

Loft Panzerhalle, Smartvoll Architects, green renovation, loft, Vienna, concrete, staircase, green interior, natural light, ribbon windows

Loft Panzerhalle, Smartvoll Architects, green renovation, loft, Vienna, concrete, staircase, green interior, natural light, ribbon windows

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While concrete dominates the space, semi-transparent materials were used to delineate the guest area and bedroom. All the furniture looks integrated into the construction, celebrating free space and minimalist aesthetics.

Loft Panzerhalle, Smartvoll Architects, green renovation, loft, Vienna, concrete, staircase, green interior, natural light, ribbon windows

Loft Panzerhalle, Smartvoll Architects, green renovation, loft, Vienna, concrete, staircase, green interior, natural light, ribbon windows

“We wanted to revitalize the space’s original charm,” said the architects. “Magnanimity and a spatial experience of both storeys were priorities. In all dimensions.”

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Loft Panzerhalle, Smartvoll Architects, green renovation, loft, Vienna, concrete, staircase, green interior, natural light, ribbon windows

Loft Panzerhalle, Smartvoll Architects, green renovation, loft, Vienna, concrete, staircase, green interior, natural light, ribbon windows

Loft Panzerhalle, Smartvoll Architects, green renovation, loft, Vienna, concrete, staircase, green interior, natural light, ribbon windows

Loft Panzerhalle, Smartvoll Architects, green renovation, loft, Vienna, concrete, staircase, green interior, natural light, ribbon windows