Having a high ceiling of 6m for the living area creates the opportunity of building a loft. There can be many purposes for having a loft. Some may like to have a study or play area above, and some to sleep on top. For this loft that we built, it will be mainly for storage.
In this case, the challenges we faced are mostly adhering to the rules and guidelines by BCA. The loft we designed avoided having unnecessary beams protruding out or structure that stands at corners hindering the movement towards the balcony and creating obstacles at the sofa area. The materials used for the loft should be lightweight but strong enough for storage and climbing up, and to keep it from toppling over. Lastly, we designed the storage for the loft to be practical and easily accessible by having a sliding ladder to reach even the highest corner of the cabinet above.
Most of the other rooms were designed to maximise space for storage, work and sleep. With the space of bedrooms in condominiums getting smaller these days, we have to play around with movable designs such as a flip up table board, pull down wall-bed, TV and cabinets mounted above the walls.