AP Lofts, Des Moines, Iowa

The restoration highlights the 1911 building’s history as a utilitarian commercial space.

Lowered window sills offers views of the city skyline.

The clean-lined aesthetic of the inserted elements counterpoints the building’s exposed structure and mechanical systems.

Walls jog around existing columns with mushroom capitals.

Live/work units on the former loading dock have their own sidewalk entrance and stairs to a sleeping loft.

Fourth floor plan.

The rooftop terrace overlooks downtown Des Moines.

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