Product Description Filled with beautiful full-color photographs and detailed illustrations, an irresistible collection profiling 150 of the latest trends in contemporary loft design. The ultimate resource for designing and decorating loft spaces, 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas presents 150 stunning lofts constructed and designed by notable architects and designers from around the world. Made popular in the nineteen fifties and sixties in New York City, loftsâsynonymous with a modern, avant-garde lifestyleâcontinue to maintain their wide appeal. While loft living once meant converting old industrial warehouses into a warm and inviting living environment, today the style has evolved into an airy, open approach for any modern living space. This compilation highlights the diversity of current trends in loft design and is a source of creative inspiration for architects, designers, and home owners interested in staying current with the latest in contemporary residential architecture. From the Back Cover The newest volume in the successful 150 Best series, 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas highlights the various practical and innovative solutions for designing a loft youâll love. What began as an affordable alternative to the high cost of living in Manhattan in the 1950s has since become one of the most exclusive and inventive ways of living. Today, our new, more dynamic lifestyles have resulted in an amazing loft-housing boom.Inside this comprehensive resource, youâll discover beautiful full-color photographs, detailed floor plans, and inspirational text showcasing the latest trends in contemporary loft design. Featuring an extensive collection of lofts created by distinguished international architects and designers, 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas shows how you can achieve stunning solutions regardless of the size or structure of your loft space.