Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto

Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto

Project: Pape Loft
Designer: Studio AC
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Size: 1,143 sq. ft.
Year 2018
Photography: Jeremie Warshafsky Photography

The Pape Loft exists inside of a converted church in the east end of Toronto. The result of this conversion is major variation from unit to unit, most of which are multi-story loft spaces with some structural quirks throughout.

Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto 1

StudioAC was asked by the client to help them de-clutter and they really put their lifestyle in our hands. As part of the design purge of the loft, we also spoke to the clients about a more minimalist approach to living, including furniture and belongings. It was a lifestyle that really appealed to these clients, but they didn’t know how to obtain it.

Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto 2

The space itself has a gracious double height living room. StudioAC framed the living room with an iconic curved element that mirrors the flooring material.

Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto 3

The soft curves help to reflect the light back into the space and create a feeling of intimacy amidst the gracious height—it also quickly signifies the identity of the space as a continuous element that draws the eye. The kitchen was relocated entirely in order to maximize the open space and all the millwork is kept clean of hardware to reflect the clients desired minimalism. The second-floor space is divided by a glazed partition to delineate between the master bedroom and a home office, while sharing the light and over looking the curved wood.

Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto 4

In small spaces, StudioAC often attempts to showcase an iconic moment that acts as the identity of the space. It helps define the interiors and create a sense of familiarity as a memorable element that can be seen from all angles of the loft. The Pape Loft really benefits from this, as the warmth of the curved wood creates intimacy while clearly delineating each space of the loft.

Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto 5

Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto 6

Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto 7

Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto 8

Pape Loft Inside of a Converted Church in Toronto 9

plan loft 1

plan loft

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Umhlanga House Designed by Bloc Architects for Subtropical Climate

The Umhlanga House is an exploration into materiality, light and the integration of architecture into the landscape. Situated in an exclusive forest estate in Durban, South Africa, the forest house strives to frame the landscape with clean horizontal lines.

Matanzas Vacation House, Chile / Cristián Izquierdo

The Matanzas vacation house is located on the edge of a windy ravine facing the Pacific Ocean. The project is conceived as a centralized pavilion to take refuge from the landscape, and a terrace to contemplate it.